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October 16, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Closes Out Season Placing Second at Little East Championships

(13-0 Overall; 6-0 in the Little East Conference)
(Second Place at Little East Championships)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kelly Chartier’s team finished the 2004 campaign at the 2004 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, hosted by Southern Maine, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. RIC placed second with 16.5 points, falling by .5 points to tournament champion Plymouth State University, which had 17.0. Bridgewater State was third (11.0), Salem State was fourth (10.0), Southern Maine was fifth (7.0), UMass-Dartmouth was sixth (4.5) and Western Connecticut was seventh (4.0).

 

Freshman Audrey Davis (Stroudsburg, PA) was the Little East Conference Champion at number three singles, going 2-0 at the LEC Championships. For the season, Davis was 14-0 (1.000) at number three singles and is 8-5 (.615) at number two doubles for a team-high 18.0 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at both number five singles and number three doubles. Marchant went 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles at the LEC Championships. For the season, she was 6-4 in singles (.600) and is 13-1 (.929) at number three doubles for 12.5 points on the season.

 

Freshman Michaela Grant (Smithfield, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number three doubles with Marchant. The pair went 2-0 at the LEC Championships. For the season, she was 2-0 (1.000) in singles and 12-1 (.923) at number three doubles for 8.0 points on the season.

 

RIC has won 17 straight dual matches, dating back to last fall, and has not lost since Oct. 7, 2003 when the Anchorwomen fell to Salem State, 5-2. RIC defeated Johnson and Wales, 5-4, on Oct. 13 to notch its 13th win and remain unbeaten. The Anchorwomen’s 13 wins ties the RIC record for the most in a season, equaling the 1999 squad’s previous high mark.

 

RIC is currently in the midst of a 15-match winning streak against Little East Conference opposition. The Anchorwomen were 6-0 this year, a perfect 5-0 last year and won four straight after dropping the conference opener vs. Plymouth State back on Sept. 14, 2002.

 

Junior captain Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) was 10-5 (.667) at number one singles and 9-6 (.600) at number one doubles for 14.5 points on the season. Barrette was eliminated in the first round of the number one singles flight and the second round of the number one doubles flight.

 

Senior captain Meghan Mooney (North Scituate, RI) was 11-4 (.733) at number two singles and 9-5 (.643) at number one doubles for 15.5 points on the season. Mooney lost in the semi-finals of the number two singles flight and the number one doubles flight.

 

Freshman Kseniya Gurvich (Barrington, RI) was 9-4 (.692) at number four singles and 2-0 (1.000) in doubles for 10.0 points on the season. Gurvich was eliminated in the championship match of the number four singles flight.

 

Sophomore Caitlin Morin (Westerly, RI) was 7-4 (.636) in singles and 7-5 (.583) at number two doubles for 10.5 points on the season. Morin lost in the championship match of the number six singles flight and in the semi-finals match of the number two doubles flight.

 

The Rest of the 2004 Anchorwomen

      Freshman Ashley Barry (Bristol, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 2-0 (1.000) in doubles for 2.0 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Heidi Beauregard (Cumberland, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 0-1 (.000) in doubles for 1.0 point on the season.

 

Sophomore Kerri Giorgio (Saunderstown, RI) was 0-1 (.000) in doubles.

 

Sophomore Caitlyn Lowman (Narragansett, RI) was 0-1 (.000) in doubles.

 

Senior Alyson St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) was 0-1 (.000) in doubles.

 

Freshmen Stacey Cofone (Charlestown, RI), Toni DiNobile (Lincoln, RI), Laura Geelen (Pepperell, MA) and Courtney Magiera (Hope, RI) were reserves on the team.

 

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