Smilansky Wins at No. 2 Singles, but Rams Fall to Army West Point

Smilansky Wins at No. 2 Singles, but Rams Fall to Army West Point

How It Happened
Rhode Island (1-6) picked up a team point at No. 2 singles and took the No. 1 doubles match, but the Rams fell 6-1 at Army West Point Saturday morning.

Sophomore Rachel Smilansky won her second straight match, going three sets to defeat Hannah Boubel at No. 2 singles. After Boubel took the first set 7-6 (1), Smilansky responded by winning the third set with relative ease, 6-2, then holding on to take the 10-point tiebreaker, 10-7. This was the third time in her last four matches Smilansky has gone three sets.

She and sophomore Mihaela Codreanu teamed to get a victory at No. 1 singles as well. They defeated Ana Joyner and Melanie Allen 6-3. Army West Point (8-4) won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to grab the team point there.

Each of the matches at No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles were decided in straight sets. Rhode Island had to default at No. 6 singles.

Singles
1. Ana Joyner (A) def. Mihaela Codreanu, 6-1, 6-3
2. Rachel Smilansky (R) def. Hannah Boubel, 6-7(1), 6-2, 10-7
3. Gloria Son (A) def. Ariel Haber, 6-3, 7-6(8)
4. Danna Funaro (A) def. Halah Davis, 6-0, 7-6(9)
5. Alana Larcombe (A) def. Paige Alshon, 6-1, 6-2
6. Sophia Suri (A) wins by default

Doubles
1. Codreanu/Smilansky def. Allen/Joyner, 6-3
2. Genevieve McCormick/Funaro def. Haber/Davis, 6-2
3. Kirby Einck/Son def. Alshon/Nicole Legler, 6-0

What's Next
Rhode Island gets back to action Sunday when it takes on Sienna. The match will be played in West Point, N.Y.