How It Happened
Freshman Erin Chratian and junior Tiara Higuchi each won their singles matches, but Rhode Island (1-3) was defeated by Boston University, 5-2, Friday evening.
Playing at No. 1 singles, Chratian won a three-set battle against Remi Ramos. After Chratian took a marathon first set, 7-6 (7-5), Ramos evened things by taking the second set, 3-6. Chratian dominated the deciding set, 6-1, to earn her first victory of the spring.
It was Higuchi who scored Rhode Island's first point of the day at No. 4 singles. Playing a strong match against Lily Burchell, Higuchi won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4. Her win made the team score 3-1 and Chratian pulled the Rams within one point at 3-2. However, the Terriers (2-1) pulled out the points in competitive matches at No. 5 and No. 6 singles to secure the win.
In doubles action, Higuchi and freshman Paulina Loredo were leading 5-4 at No. 3, but the match was halted once Boston University completed wins at the other two spots to claim the doubles point.
Yaloz/Kim (BU) def. E. Chratian/M. Codreanu; 6-3
Ramos/Burchell (BU) def. Haber/Davis; 6-1
Higuchi/Loredo (URI) UNF Blaser/Faybyshev; 5-4
Erin Chratian (URI) def. Remi Ramos; 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-1
Emily Kim (BU) def.Mihaela Codreanu; 6-2, 2-0 (withdrew)
Shelly Yaloz (BU) def. Ariel Haber; 6-1, 6-1
Tiara Higuchi (URI) def. Lily Burchell; 7-5, 6-4
Sabrina Faybyshev (BU) def. Halah Davis; 7-5, 6-4
Katya Martens (BU) def. Paulina Loredo; 6-4, 6-4
Rhode Island returns to Beantown next weekend when it plays at Boston College Saturday, Feb. 9. The match begins at 4 p.m.