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Sturma, Cates Lift Women's Tennis To 5-2 Victory At Rhode Island College

SUFFOLK WOMEN’S TENNIS
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
RIC Courts, Providence, R.I.

FINAL:  SUFFOLK 5, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 2

Singles Results
#1 Kellie Sturma (SUF) def. Meg Funk (RIC)    6-1, 6-1
#2 Kaitlynn Cates (SUF) def. Sasha Doonan Rodriguez (RIC)  6-1, 6-4
#3 Elizabeth O’Connell (RIC) def. Alex Hernandez (SUF)   6-4, 6-3
#4 Catarina Rosa (SUF) def. Julie Bannon (RIC)    6-4, 6-2
#5 Jaclyn Eastman (RIC) def. Stephanie Nasr (SUF)   6-4, 6-1
#6 Rachael Troia (SUF) def. Brittany LaBarre (RIC)   7-5, 7-5

Doubles Results
#1 Sturma/Cates (SUF) def. Funk/Doonan Rodriguez (RIC)  8-2
#2 Cancelled – Darkness
#3 Cancelled – Darkness

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--  Junior Kellie Sturma (Newman, Ga.) and sophomore Kaitlynn Cates (Middlebury, Conn.) posted straight set singles victories and combined for a doubles triumph as Suffolk remained unbeaten by notching a 5-2 non-league college women’s tennis dual-match victory over Rhode Island College Wednesday afternoon on the RIC Courts.

Sophomore Catarina Rosa (Fall River, Mass.) and freshman Rachael Troia (North Providence, R.I.) added straight set singles wins as well for the visiting Rams, who improve to 10-0 overall, as the final two doubles matches of the day were not played due to darkness.

Sophomore Jaclyn Eastman (Mansfield, Mass.) and freshman Elizabeth O’Connell (Harrisville, R.I.) posted straight set singles victories in the setback for the host Anchorwomen, who fall to 9-3 overall.

Suffolk hosts Simmons in a showdown for first place in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference standings on Saturday morning on the Buckingham, Browne & Nichols Courts beginning at 9:30 a.m., while Rhode Island College hosts Emmanuel in a non-league dual-match on Thursday afternoon on the RIC Courts beginning at 4:00 p.m.