How It Happened
Rhode Island earned the doubles point but eventually fell to New Orleans, 4-1.
The Rams #2 doubles team of Mihaela Codreanu and Tiara Higuchi and #3 doubles tandem of Emily Zargham and Nicole Legler each earned victories. Codreanu/Higuchi prevailed, 7-6, after winning the tiebreaker, 7-3. Zargham/Legler took their match, 6-2.
1. Trang Dao (UNO) vs. Mihaela Codreanu (URI) 6-4, 4-6, unfinished
2. Anja Luethi (UNO) def. Ariel Haber (URI) 6-2, 6-2
3. Anna Segarra Rius (UNO) vs. Rachel Smilansky (URI) 6-4, 3-5, unfinished
4. Brittany Johnson (UNO) def. Tiara Higuchi (URI) 6-3, 6-1
5. Yasmine Rashad (UNO) def. Emily Zargham (URI) 6-4, 6-4
6. Yurina Asai (UNO) def. Nicole Legler (URI) 6-3, 6-0
1. Anja Luethi/Anna Segarra Rius (UNO) def. Rachel Smilansky/Ariel Haber (URI) 6-1
2. Mihaela Codreanu/Tiara Higuchi (URI) def. Trang Dao/Yasmine Rashad (UNO) 7-6 (7-3)
3. Emily Zargham/Nicole Legler (URI) def. Brittany Johnson/Paula Garriga (UNO) 6-2
"We saw significant improvement today, especially in the doubles. These type of matches show our maturity is starting to develop. After winning the doubles point, we had two singles matches split sets with Mihaela and Rachel."
- head coach Tim Murphy
Rhode Island takes on Tulane on Saturday, March 18 in New Orleans.