03.16.13: The CCRI Knights' Tennis team concluded their Spring Break Road trip on Sunday by traveling to Selden, NY to play Suffolk County Community College. The Knights lost to Suffolk 7-2. With the loss the Knights fall to 2-3 on the season.
Beginning with First Doubles the CCRI team of John Chammat (Cumberland, RI) and Ross Bouchard (South Kingstown, RI) lost to the Suffolk tandem of Scott Lagerbach and Steve Williams 8-6. In Second Doubles the Knights charted a victory with the team of Otniel Lopes (Pawtucket, RI) and Sean Gorman (South Kingstown, RI) defeating the Suffolk team of Chad Stevens and Mike Guccardi convincingly 8-1. However, in Third Doubles Suffolk got back in the win column with the team of Nick Giranda and Dave Hahn defeating the tandem of Timothy Holzinger (Foster, RI) and Eddie Papineau (Scituate, RI) 8-2.
In the Singles matches the Knights did not fare much better with Sean Gorman, again, charting the only victory for the Knights. In First Singles CCRI's Chammat lost to Lagerbach 6-3 and 6-2. in Second Singles Lopes fell to Williams 6-4 and 6-2. In Third Singles Bouchard fell to Stevens 6-3 and 6-2. However in Fourth Singles Sean Gorman defeated Mike Guccardi 6-3 and 6-4 for the lone Knights' Singles victory. In Fifth Singles Holzinger fell to Billy Fisher 6-0 and 6-4. Finally, in Sixth Singles Papineau fell to Hahn 6-2 and 6-0.
The Knights have a couple weeks off and will be back in action Friday April 5th when they will host the Vikings of Mercer County Community College for a 3:30pm match. Also playing on that day will be Brookdale CC vs Harford College also playing at 3:30pm at Durfee High School in Fall River, MA, the home courts of the CCRI Knights' tennis team.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.