Archive - Oct 2010 - Sports Article
In a battle of undefeateds, someone was leaving with a loss and without a state title and Saturday at Slater Park, that was the East Greenwich girls tennis team.
Smithfield won at Nos. 1, 2 and 4 singles and the Avengers won at No. 1 doubles, then had great comebacks at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles as well as No. 3 singles to force third sets.
But as the EG No. 3 doubles team won their match to make it 4-2 - and No. 3 Stephanie Huang was up 4-0 in the third - the No. 2 doubles team fell in a third set tiebreaker, giving Smithfield the title.
The Division II girls tennis final is set.
East Greenwich had no trouble mov
Aleksandra Drljaca won at No. 1 singles as did Stephanie Huang at No. 3 and Edie Golden at No. 4 singles. East Greenwich closed out the match with a win at No. 1 doubles.
The Avengers will meet Smithfield, which beat South Kingstown 4-0. The Rebels lost at No. 1 and 3 singles and Nos. 1 and 2 doubles, but had the match played out, it looked like it was heading to 4-3 because No. 2 Chloe Cullen and No. 4 Cassie Collinson had both picked up momentum with strong second sets.
The Narragansett football team has been up and down all season, but if the Mariners want their season to extend past Thanksgiving, they'll need to win Saturday when they travel to Burrillville at 10 a.m.
By JAMES BESSETTE
WAKEFIELD â€” South Kingstown No. 1 singles player Victoria Gu, along with her fellow senior co-captains from this season â€“ Chloe Cullen, Laura Giarrusso and Emmah Mitrano â€“ were just mere freshman back in 2007 when they first decided to swing tennis rackets with the Rebels, trying to wind their way through the tough road that is high-school tennis in Rhode Island.
Oddly enough, the South Kingstown girlsâ€™ tennis program, in general, was trying to do the exact same thing by trying to find its place at the Division I level.
By BRANDEN MELLO
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” The East Greenwich High girlsâ€™ tennis team has dominated Division II this season, but the undefeated Avengers brought their dominance to a new level in the Division II quarterfinals against No. 4 Toll Gate Tuesday afternoon.
East Greenwichâ€™s top three singles players and three doubles teams combined to lose just 11 games and No. 4 singles player Katrina Amaral gutted out a tough, two-set match with Toll Gateâ€™s Kayla Lopes as the Avengers earned a 7-0 victory.
By ERIC RUEB
PAWTUCKET â€“ Hannah Zangari knew the odds were stacked against her.
In her time on the court â€“ and not just for the North Kingstown girls tennis team â€“ the junior had never beaten Bay Viewâ€™s Rebecca Curran and Sundayâ€™s Girls Tennis Singles Championship final certainly wasnâ€™t the type of tournament where the favorite would just roll over.
It didnâ€™t change Zangariâ€™s attitude. She showed up to Slater Park last Sunday, put up a fight and left with no regrets after a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Curran.
By ERIC RUEB
WEST GREENWICH â€“ As his players joked heading into the postgame handshake, Exeter-West Greenwich boys soccer coach Matt Savoie shouted out a quick reminder that regardless of the result in Monday, itâ€™s not going to matter for long.
â€śGuys, itâ€™s only Round 2. Thereâ€™s one more to go,â€ť he said after the Knightsâ€™ 4-1 drubbing of rival Tiverton Monday. â€śThis one means nothing.â€ť
Mondayâ€™s win over the Tiverton â€“ the same school that beat them 1-0 in last yearâ€™s Division III semifinals and again 1-0 earlier this season â€“ didnâ€™t exactly mean nothing.