Rhode Island Falls at Columbia

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

How It Happened
Rhode Island (1-2) was blanked at Columbia, 7-0, Friday evening.

Freshman Erin Chratian put up a strong match at No. 1 singles. Despite losing in straight sets, Chratian fought Akanksha Bhan to a 6-4, 6-4 score. Chratian also teamed with junior Mihaela Codreanu at No. 1 doubles. They were tied 4-4 when the match was stopped because Columbia had clinched the doubles point.

All six singles matches were decided in straight sets.

Doubles
Bhan/Ferrari (C) UNF E. Chratian/M. Codreanu; 4-4
Kerr/Hu (C) def. Higuchi/Haber; 6-1
Sakar/Alferova (C) def. S. Chratian/Loredo; 6-3

Singles
Akanksha Bhan (C) def. Erin Chratian; 6-4, 6-4
Jennifer Kerr (C) def. Tiara Higuchi; 6-2, 6-0
Melissa Sakar (C) def. Ariel Haber; 6-2, 6-0
Paulina Ferrari (C) def. Halah Davis; 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
Yekaterina Alferova (C) def. Paulina Loredo; 6-3, 6-0
Renee Ren (C) def. Sydney Chratian; 7-5, 6-0

What's Next
Rhode Island travels to Boston University Friday, Feb. 1. The match begins at 3 p.m.