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May 9, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Menís Tennis Update #6

8-7 Overall; 4-2 in the Little East;
Fifth Place at Little East Championships

Providence, RI--Head Coach Joe Testaís team finished the regular season at the 2005 Little East Conference Menís Tennis Championships, hosted by Western Connecticut, on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. The Anchormen placed fifth overall (seven teams) with a team score of 8.0

 

 RIC saw its final regular season dual match action at UMass Boston on Tuesday, May 3. The Anchormen defeated the Beacons, 7-2. RICís 8-7 campaign in 2005 marks the first winning season for the team since 1998 and the clubís eight victories are the most in a season since the 1995 squad won nine (9-4)

 

Senior co-captain Julio Andrade (Cranston, RI) was 14-3 (.824) at number three singles and 10-7 (.588) at number one doubles for 19.0 points on the season. He was been named the LECís Player of the Week once on the season. Andrade led the team in singles wins and points, and was tied for the team-lead in doubles victories. He went 1-1 at both number three singles and number one doubles at the LEC Championships.

 

Junior Barry Manfredi (Westerly, RI) was 9-8 (.529) at number one singles and 10-7 (.588) at number one doubles for 14.0 points on the season. Manfredi was second on the team in points, and was tied with Lorne Teeter for singles wins and was tied with doubles partner Julio Andrade for the team-lead in doubles wins. Manfredi went 1-1 at both number one singles and doubles at the LEC Championships.

 

Freshman Lorne Teeter (Warwick, RI) was 9-2 (.818) at number six singles for 9.0 points on the season. He was the LECís Rookie of the Week once on the season. Teeter was fourth on the team in points. Teeter went 1-1 at the LEC Championships.

 

Junior Elliott LeFaiver (Warwick, RI) was 8-8 (.500) at number two singles and 6-11 (.353) at number two doubles for 11.0 points on the season. LeFaiver was fourth on the team in singles wins and was third in points. LeFaiver was 1-1 at both number four singles and number two doubles at the LEC Championships.

 

Sophomore Tauquir Puthawala (Lincoln, RI) was 7-2 (.778) in singles for 7.0 points on the season. He was fifth on the team in singles victories. Puthawala went 1-1 at number five singles at the LEC Championships/

 

Sophomore Tom Lapierre (Pascoag, RI) was 2-7 (.222) at number four singles and 6-11 (.353) at number two doubles for 4.0 points on the season. Lapierre was 1-1 at number two doubles at the LEC Championships.

 

Junior Chris Furey (Cabot, VT) was 1-6 (.143) in singles and 9-7 (.563) at number three doubles for 5.5 points on the season. Furey was tied with doubles partner Jason LaDuke for third on the team in doubles victories. Furey and LaDuke went 0-1 at number three doubles at the LEC Championships.

 

Junior co-captain Jason LaDuke (Warren, RI) was 9-7 (.563) at number three doubles for 4.5 points on the season. LaDuke and Furey went 0-1 at number three doubles at the LEC Championships.

 

Sophomore Richard Truchon (North Scituate, RI) was 2-14 (.125) in singles for 2.0 points on the season. Truchon went 0-2 at number two singles at the LEC Championships

 

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