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September 20, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Tennis Update #2

(4-1 Overall; 3-0 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kelly Chartier’s team is 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the Little East Conference. RIC is currently in first place in the Little East.

Anchorwomen Notables

RIC has not lost since its first match of the season vs. Salve Regina on Sept. 3. RIC has won its last four matches and went 2-0 last week, both wins coming against Little East opponents. The Anchorwomen blanked Western Connecticut on Sept. 13 and Southern Maine on Sept. 18, both by a score of 9-0.

• The Anchorwomen like playing on their home court and the numbers back it up. RIC has won its last 15 home matches. The team is 3-0 at RIC this fall, was 8-0 last season and won their final four home matches of the 2003 campaign. The last time a RIC squad lost a home dual match was a 5-4 loss to Johnson & Wales on Sept. 16, 2003.

• Senior Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Barrette went 2-0 at both number one singles and doubles. She is currently 3-2 (.600) at number on singles and 4-1 (.750) at number one doubles for 5.0 points on the season.

• Freshman Megan Hall (Smithfield, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week. She went 2-0 at number two doubles and 2-0 at number one singles. She is currently 5-0 (1.000) at number two singles and 4-1 (.800) at number one singles for 7.0 points on the season.

• Freshman Margaret Funk (Oakdale, CT) went 2-0 at both number three singles and number two doubles last week. She is 4-1 (.800) at number three singles and number two doubles on the season.

 

Upcoming Matches

Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Bridgewater State, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22, home vs. Springfield, 4 p.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 24, at Grasscourt Invitational (International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, RI), noon

 

The Statistical Leaders

Singles Wins

Doubles Wins

Points

5, Megan Hall, Fr. (Smithfield, RI)

5, Ashley Gorman, Jr. (Cumberland, RI)

7.0, Megan Hall, Fr. (Smithfield, RI)

4, Margaret Funk, Fr. (Oakdale, CT)

5, Tara Marchant, Jr. (North Scituate, RI)

6.0, Margaret Funk, Fr. (Oakdale, CT)

3, Liz Barrette, Sr. (N. Providence, RI)

 

 

5.5, Ashley Gorman, Jr. (Cumberland, RI)

 

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