How It Happened
Rhode Island (6-6) evened its record by winning for the fourth time in five matches. The Rams swept Sacred Heart (4-8), taking all six singles matches in straight sets.
Junior Tiara Higuchi won her fifth consecutive match, beating Brianne Lauria, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Higuchi has solidified Rhode Island's No. 2 spot, improving to 6-2 in the position.
Freshman Erin Chratian won her team-leading ninth victory with a win at No. 1 singles. Freshman Paulina Loredo (No. 3), sophomore Halah Davis (No. 4), freshman Sydney Chratian (No. 5) and senior Ariel Haber (No. 6) all claimed straight-set wins as Rhody coasted to the victory.
1. Podsiebierski/Tobia (SHU) def. E. Chratian/S. Chratian; 6-1
2. Higuchi/Loredo (URI) def. Lauria/Alfonso; 6-3
3. Davis/Haber (URI) def. Santarsiero/Crivei; 7-6 (7-5)
1. Erin Chratian (URI) def. Olivia Podsiebierski; 6-2, 7-6
2. Tiara Higuchi (URI) def. Brianne Lauria; 6-0, 6-2
3. Paulina Loredo (URI) def. Lauren Santarsiero; 6-3, 6-1
4. Halah Davis (URI) def. Laura Crivei; 6-3, 6-3
5. Sydney Chratian (URI) def. Keira Tobia; 6-4, 7-5
6. Ariel Haber (URI) def. Adrianne Alfonso; 6-4, 6-0
Rhode Island travels for its Spring Break competition trip March 18-23.