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October 30, 2003

 

 

2003 Womenís Tennis Season Summary

11-4 Overall; 5-0 in the Little East Conference

2003 Little East Conference Champions

Providence, RIóHead Coach Kelly Langeís (Career Record: 20-9, .690) team finished the 2003 campaign with an 11-4 (.733) overall mark and captured the 2003 Little East Conference Championship, hosted by Plymouth State on Oct. 17-18, by placing first with 20.0 points. Southern Maine finished second (16.0), Western Connecticut third (9.0), Plymouth State fourth (8.0), UMass-Dartmouth fifth (6.5) and UMass-Boston sixth (3.0).

 

It was the fifth Little East title for the Anchorwomen, the first for Lange as a coach, and RICís third in the last five seasons. RIC has captured LEC titles in 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2003. The Anchorwomen were also the Little East regular season champions, posting an undefeated mark of 5-0 in conference dual match action. Lange í98 was a member of two LEC Championship teams while competing for the Anchorwomen tennis team in 1994 and 1995 under then Head Coach Dick Ernst.

 

Senior Carminda Rocha (East Providence, RI) closed out her collegiate career as the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles. Rocha won five LEC titles during her illustrious career. She was the LEC Champion at number four singles as a freshman and sophomore (1999 & 2000) and at number two singles as a junior (2001). Rocha also shared the LEC Champion title at number two doubles as a sophomore (2000).

 

She owns a 54-10-1 (.838) career singles mark and a 45-16 (.738) career doubles mark for 77.0 career points. Rocha is RICís all-time leader in career singles wins and points. She is third in career doubles victories and fifth in career singles winning percentage. She is tied for eighth all-time in career doubles winning percentage.

 

As a senior in 2003, Rocha was the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles. She was 12-1 (.923) mark at number two singles and 9-3 (.750) at number two doubles. Rocha was tied for the team lead in singles victories and was third in both doubles wins and points.

 

Rocha redshirted the 2002 season. As a junior in 2001, she was the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles. She was 15-2 (.882) at number two singles and 13-4 (.765) at number one doubles for a team high 21.5 points on the season. Rocha led the team in points and singles wins and was tied for first in doubles wins.

 

As a sophomore in 2000, she was the Little East Conference Champion at number four singles and number two doubles. She posted a record of 12-4-1 (.750) at number two singles and was 12-4 (.750) at number two doubles for 18.5 points. Rocha was tied for second on the team in singles victories. She was second in doubles victories and points.

 

As a freshman in 1999, Rocha was the Little East Conference Champion at number four singles. She posted a 15-3 (.833) record at number four singles and an 11-5 (.688) mark at number two doubles for 20.5 points on the year. Rocha was third on the team in singles victories and points. She was tied for fourth on the team in doubles victories.

 

She is a music education major and a 1999 graduate of East Providence High School.

 

Senior Kristin Mandsager (Portsmouth, RI) closed out her collegiate career as the Little East Conference Champion as number six singles. She owns a 21-10 (.677) career singles mark and a 19-9 (.679) career doubles mark for 30.5 career points. Mandsager is tied for 19th all-time at RIC in career points, tied for 21st in career singles wins, 13th in career singles winning percentage, tied for 18th in career doubles victories and is 12th in career doubles winning percentage.

 

As a senior in 2003, Mandsager was 10-1 (.909) at number six singles and 8-2 (.800) at number three doubles for 14.0 points on the season. Mandsager was fifth on the team in singles wins and points, and was tied for fourth in doubles victories.

 

As a junior in 2002, she was 7-8 (.467) at number five singles and 9-6 (.571) at number three doubles for a total of 11.5 points on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2001, Mandsager was 4-1 (.800) in singles and 2-1 (.667) in doubles for 5.0 points on the season.

 

Prior to transferring to RIC, Mandsager attended the University of Rhode Island. She is an anthropology major with a minor in communications and a 1999 graduate of Portsmouth High School.

 

Senior Ashley Foster (Jamestown, RI) joined the team for the first time this fall and posted a 3-3 (.500) record in singles and was 2-1 (.667) in doubles for 4.0 points on the season. Foster is an elementary education major with a concentration in math and a 2000 graduate of North Kingstown High School.

 

Junior Meghan Mooney (North Scituate, RI) was 12-5 (.706) at number three singles and 12-4 (.750) at number one doubles for 18.0 points on the season. She was tied for first on the team in singles wins and was second in both doubles wins and points. Mooney is currently sixth in career points at RIC, seventh in singles victories and sixth in doubles victories.

 

Sophomore co-captain Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) was 12-5 (.706) at number one singles and 13-4 (.765) number one doubles for a team-high 18.5 points on the season. Barrette tied a school-record for a season with 13 doubles wins and was tied for the team lead in singles wins. She is currently 13th in career points all-time at RIC, 18th in singles victories and ninth in doubles victories.

 

Freshman Heidi Beauregard (Cumberland, RI) was 2-0 (1.000) in doubles for 1.0 point on the season.

 

Freshman Kerri Giorgio (Saunderstown, RI) was 0-1 (.000) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 0.5 points on the season.

 

Freshman Korrie Hird (North Providence, RI) was 1-3 (.250) in singles and 0-2 (.000) in doubles for 1.0 point on the season.

 

Freshman Caitlyn Lowman (Narragansett, RI) was 2-1 (.667) in doubles for 1.0 point on the season.

 

Freshman Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) was 7-11 (.389) at number four singles and 8-6 (.571) at number two doubles for 11.0 points on the season. Marchant was tied for fourth on the team in doubles victories and was sixth in points.

 

 

Freshman Caitlin Morin (Westerly, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number five singles. She was 12-4 (.750) at number five singles and 7-6 (.538) at number three doubles for 15.5 points on the season. Morin was tied for the team lead in singles wins, was fourth in points and sixth in doubles wins.

 

 

 

 

 

Freshman Maggie Wenc (Pawtucket, RI) was 2-1 (.667) in doubles for 1.0 point on the season.

 

 

 

 

 

2003 Rhode Island College Womenís Tennis Roster

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Year

Hgt

Hometown/High School

 

 

Liz Barrette

So.

5-10

North Providence, RI/La Salle

 

 

Heidi Beauregard

Fr.

5-3

Cumberland, RI/Cumberland

 

 

Ashley Foster

Sr.

5-4

Jamestown, RI/North Kingstown

 

 

Kerri Giorgio

Fr.

4-11

Saunderstown, RI/Exeter-W.G.

 

 

Korrie Hird

Fr.

5-1

North Providence, RI/North Providence

 

 

Caitlyn Lowman

Fr.

5-5

Narragansett, RI/Narragansett

 

 

Kristin Mandsager

Sr.

5-1

Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth

 

 

Tara Marchant

Fr.

5-6

North Scituate, RI/Scituate

 

 

Meghan Mooney

Jr.

5-9

North Scituate, RI/Scituate

 

 

Caitlin Morin

Fr.

5-6

Westerly, RI/Westerly

 

 

Carminda Rocha

Sr.

5-3

East Providence, RI/East Providence

 

 

Maggie Wenc

Fr.

5-4

Pawtucket, RI/Tolman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach

Kelly Lange

 

 

Captains:

Liz Barrette, Meghan Mooney

 

 

 

 

 

-Complete 2003 Results and Individual Statistics to follow-