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The North Providence Breeze 09-11-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2019 SPORTS & RECREATION 13 Joseph P. McDonald Memorial golf tournament takes place Oct. 13 at Triggs NORTH PROVIDENCE – The 2nd annual Joseph P. "JoJo" McDonald Esq. Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Triggs Memorial Golf Course, with all the proceeds going to the Joseph P. McDonald Esq. Scholarship Fund and awarding $5,000 annually to deserving North Providence High students. The scholarship fund, which has been in existence for the past four years, is named in the memory of McDonald, a North Providence native and attorney who passed away on Sept. 14, 2016, at the age of 36. The scholarship fund has also sponsored teams in the North Providence Little League and the North Providence Youth Basketball Association, both under the name McDonald Law Associates. McDonald held each league dear to his heart, as he competed in both as a child himself. Students deserving of the scholar- ship must be a varsity athlete for at least three years and have an interest in pursuing a career in law practice or law enforcement. Registration for the golf tournament will take place at 8 a.m., and 75 min- utes later, the tournament will begin with a shotgun format. There will be raffles, prizes, and giveaways, as well as a post-tournament dinner at 3 p.m. at Ladder 133 on 133 Douglas Ave. The fee to sign up is $125 per per- son or $500 per foursome, and the fee for only the post-tournament dinner is $35. Tee signs are also available for $100 each or two for $150. Anyone interested in playing, being a tee sponsor, or for more information should contact Bobby Arrighie at rar- righie@gmail.com or 401-465-3327 or Gary Cicillini at 401-486-5769. BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES NP senior ADRIANNA GIANQUITTI, who was unbeaten as a first doubles player last season, is playing fourth singles this year and has won her first two matches in straight sets. Gianquitti and her teammates will take on Woonsocket tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Olney Park tennis courts. and her classmate, Riley-Kate Pappas, returns to number three singles after posting a 12-4 mark. And leading the way in doubles is senior Hannah Doorley, who teamed up with classmate Adrianna Gianquitti to post a 17-0 record at first doubles. This season, Gianquitti moves up to fourth singles, and sophomore Olivia Fontaine, who went 16-2 at fourth singles last season, jumps to the second spot. Joining Doorley on the first doubles team is senior Julia Jasper, who was 13-1 as a third doubles player last year. The second doubles squad is made up of seniors Victoria Wrage and Alyssa DaPonte, who both got a taste of varsity action last year, and the third doubles team is comprised of sophomores Alena Rizzo, who played in two matches last year, and Paula Zhuang, and senior newcomer Gifty Osei will also see some time on that team. "It's a work in progress," Rubino added. "As usual, we're just try- ing to have a winning season and make the playoffs, that's our goal. We just want to get better as the year goes on." The Cougars began their title defense last Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Coventry against the Knotty Oakers, but because of that town's curfew due to the EEE activity in that area, it was resumed and com- pleted the following afternoon. Nevertheless, the Cougars were able to capture a 6-1 triumph that saw Pappas lead the way with her 6-3, 6-0 victory, Rizzo and Zhuang team up to post a 6-1, 6-3 win, and the Cougars receive 6-3, 6-2 wins from Fornaro and the doubles team of Doorley and Jasper. Gianquitti also netted a 6-4, 6-2 victory in her match, and Wrage and DaPonte joined forces to win a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (9) thriller. Fontaine, meanwhile, dropped her singles match, but played well in her 7-5, 6-4 loss. Two days later, the Cougars and Tigers met for their showdown, From preceding page See TENNIS, Page 14

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