The CCRI coed tennis team traveled to Fall River, MA to play the Bees of Bristol Community College for their Region XXI opener. The Knights beat the Bees 9-0 and only lost 13 games during the nine matches. With the victory, the Knights improve to 1-4 overall and 1-0 in Region XXI play.
No.1 singles John Chammat (Cumberland, RI) dominated Courtney Medeiros 6-0 and 6-0. Chammat followed that by teaming with Sean Gorman (Wakefield, RI) in No. 1 doubles to defeat Medeiros and her partner Josh Cardozo 8-0. No. 5 singles Billy Moya (Providence, RI) and No. 6 singles Sarah Keomorokot (Pawtucket, RI) respectively won their first singles matches of the year. The duo also teamed-up to win their No.3 doubles match. Otniel Lopes (Pawtucket, RI) and No.3 doubles partner Eddie Papineau (Scituate, RI) were both solid in their singles matches giving up a total of three games between them.
Head Coach Deb Panzica commented after the match “I was pleased with the way our team played today. Even though we won 9-0 today we still need to play BCC one more time during our regular season and we can’t take them for granted. We have our Region XX! Tournament next week that we need to focus on and two more matches in upstate New York after that.”
The next match for CCRI will be next Tuesday the 22nd when they will travel to Fall River, MA to play the Bees of Bristol CC again beginning at 4:00pm.
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.