June 10, 2004


Joe Testa Named Head Menís Tennis Coach
at Rhode Island College


Providence, RIóJoe Testa has been named the head menís tennis coach at Rhode Island College. Testa takes over for Kelly Chartier who stepped down from her menís duties at the conclusion of the 2004 season.


ďI am excited about returning to my alma mater to coach the menís tennis team,Ē Testa says. ďI am looking forward to the challenge of getting the program back on its feet and challenging for a Little East Conference title.Ē


Testa was previously the varsity head girlsí tennis coach at St. Maryís-Bay View Academy from 2000-2004. The Bangals were back-to-back Rhode Island Class B State Champions in 2000 and 2001.


Testa was a four-year letterwinner in menís tennis at Rhode Island College from 1997-2000. He left RIC with a 31-25 (.555) career singles mark and a 26-22 (.542) career doubles mark for 44.0 career points. Testa is sixth all-time at RIC in career points, seventh in career singles victories and sixth in career doubles victories.


As a senior in 2000, he was the Little East Conference Champion at both number one singles and number one doubles and was selected as the teamís Most Valuable Player. He was 9-4 (.692) at number one singles and 9-4 (.692) at number two doubles for 13.5 points on the season.


As a junior in 1999, he was 9-6 (.600) in singles and 8-6 (.571) in doubles for 13.0 points on the year. Testa teamed with Pat Prendergast to become the LEC Champions at number one doubles.


He earned a bachelorís degree in physical education/health from Rhode Island College in 2000. Testa is currently an elementary physical education teacher in the Johnston School System.


He resides in Cranston with his wife Patty í99.