03.14.13: On Thursday the Knights tennis team travelled to Toms River, NJ to take on the Vikings of Ocean County College (OCC). Despite very windy and cold conditions the Knights managed to take the match 6-3 winning two out of three doubles and four out of the six singles matches. With the victory the Knights improve to 2-1 on the season.
Beginning with the doubles matches, in First Doubles the CCRI team of Ross Bouchard (South Kingstown, RI) & John Chammat (Cumberland, RI) defeated the OCC tandem of Bill Humphries & Kory Kahley 8-2. In Second Doubles OCC struck back with Justin Ramos & Matt Fazzi defeating Otniel Lopes (Pawtucket, RI) & Sean Gorman (South Kingstown, RI) 8-6. However in third doubles the Knights bounced back with Tim Holzinger (Foster, RI) & Ed Papineau (Scituate, RI) defeating Dan DeTata & Mike Hull 8-6.
In the Singles matches, OCC struck first as Humphries defeated CCRI’s Chammat 6-3 and 7-6 in First Singles. That match evened the score to 2-2 but the Knights answered in Second Singles with Lopes defeating Kahley 7-5, 3-6, and 1-0. The Knights kept rolling in Third Singles with Bouchard defeating Ramos 7-6, 6-7, and 1-0. They kept the steak going in fourth Singles with Gorman defeating Fazzi 6-1 and 6-4. In Fifth Singles CCRI’s Holzinger defeated DeTata 4-6, 6-4, and 1-0. OCC battled back in Sixth Singles with Hull defeating Papineau 1-6, 6-1, and 1-0. Overall the Knights took the match 6-3 and improve to 2-1 on the season.
The Knights will now travel to Garden City, NY to play Nassau Community College who came in third at the 2012 Nationals just behind the Knights by a half point.
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.