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May 16, 2005

 

2005 Menís Tennis Season Summary

(8-7 Overall; 4-2 in the Little East Conference)

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. 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) closed out his career with a 30-30 (.500) career singles record and a 16-42 (.276) career doubles record for 38 career points. Andradeís 30 career wins ties him for eighth all-time at RIC.

 

As a senior in 2005, he was named the squadís MVP and went 14-3 (.824) at number three singles and 10-7 (.588) at number one doubles for 19.0 points on the season. He was 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. His 14 singles wins and 19.0 points are a new RIC records for a single season. His ten doubles wins is tied for third all-time at RIC for a single season.

 

As a junior in 2004, Andrade was named the teamís MVP. He was 9-6 (.600) in singles and 3-13 (.188) in doubles for 10.5 points on the season. Andrade led the team in singles wins and points.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, Andrade was named the teamís MVP. He was 7-7 (.500) in singles and 2-9 (.182) in doubles for 8.0 points on the season. He led the team in singles wins and points and was tied for the club-lead in doubles wins.

 

As a freshman in 2002, he was 0-14 (.000) at number one singles and 1-13 (.071) at number two doubles for 0.5 points.

 

He is an elementary education major with a minor in social studies and a 1999 graduate of Cranston High School East.

 

Junior Jason LaDuke (Warren, RI) was 9-7 (.563) at number three doubles for 4.5 points on the season.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. His ten doubles wins is tied for third all-time at RIC for a single season.

 

Sophomore Tom Lapierre (Pascoag, RI) was 2-7 (.222) at number four singles and 6-11 (.353) at number two doubles for 5.0 points on the season.

 

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.

 

Sophomore Richard Truchon (North Scituate, RI) was 2-14 (.125) in singles for 2.0 points on the season.

 

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

 

2005 RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE MENíS TENNIS ROSTER

Name

Year

Hgt.

Wgt.

Hometown/High School

Julio Andrade

Sr.

5-8

140

Cranston, RI/Cranston West

Chris Furey

Jr.

5-10

145

Cabot, VT/Cabot

Jason LaDuke

Jr.

5-8

190

Warren, RI/Mt. Hope

Tom Lapierre

Fr.

6-2

175

Pascoag, RI/Burrillville

Elliott LaFaiver

Jr.

6-0

150

Warwick, RI/Toll Gate

Barry Manfredi

Jr.

5-10

165

Westerly, RI/Westerly

Tauquir Puthawala

So.

5-8

140

Lincoln, RI/Lincoln

Lorne Teeter

Fr.

5-11

165

Warwick, RI/Pilgrim

Richard Truchon

So.

6-1

180

N. Scituate, RI/Bishop Hendricken

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach:

Joe Testa

Captains:

Julio Andrade, Jason LaDuke

 

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