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October 11, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Tennis Update #5

(11-1 Overall; 7-0 in the Little East Conference)

2005 Little East Conference Regular Season Champions

Providence, RI--Head Coach Kelly Chartier’s team is 11-1 overall and 7-0 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen clinched their third consecutive Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Regular Season Championship with a 9-0 win at UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 7. RIC will host Suffolk on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. before taking part in the Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, hosted by Western Connecticut on Friday & Saturday, Oct. 14-15. RIC last won the LEC Championship in 2003.

Anchorwomen Notables

RIC has not lost since its first match of the season vs. Salve Regina on Sept. 3. RIC has won its last 11 matches and went 3-0 last week. RIC downed Johnson & Wales, 7-2, on Monday, Oct. 3 and Clark, 9-0, on Thursday, Oct. 6 prior to the UMD match.

• The Anchorwomen like playing on their home court and the numbers back it up. RIC has won its last 18 home matches. The team is 6-0 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.

• RIC won 28 of its last 29 dual matches dating back to 2003. RIC is 11-1 this season, was 13-0 in 2004 and won its last four dual matches of the 2003 season.

• Here is what the Anchorwomen’s expected lineup, with their records, should look like at the LEC Championships. Senior Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) is 10-2 at #1 singles and 13-2 at #1 doubles. Freshman Megan Hall (Smithfield, RI) is 11-1 at #2 singles and is 13-2 at #1 doubles with Barrette. Freshman Margaret Funk (Oakdale, CT) is 11-1 at #3 singles and is 12-2 at #2 doubles. Sophomore Kseniya Gurvich (Barrington, RI) is 5-3 at #4 singles. Junior Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) is 9-2 at #5 singles and 11-4 at #3 doubles. Sophomore Ashley Gorman (Cumberland, RI) is 8-2 at #6 singles and 12-2 at #3 doubles with Marchant. Freshman Natasha Roman (Somerset, MA) is 10-2 at #2 doubles with Funk.

Funk was named the Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week, posting a 3-0 record at number three singles and a 2-0 mark at number two doubles last week.

Upcoming Matches

Tuesday, Oct. 11, home vs. Suffolk, 3:30 p.m.

• Friday & Saturday, Oct. 14-15, at Little East Conference Championships (at Western Connecticut)

 

The Statistical Leaders

Singles Wins

Doubles Wins

Points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9, Tara Marchant, Jr. (N. Scituate, RI)

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

14.5, Tara Marchant, Jr. (N. Scituate, RI)

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

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

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

 

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