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May 22, 2006

 

2006 Men’s Tennis Season Summary
(6-8 Overall; 3-3 in the Little East Conference)
Sixth Place at the Little East Conference Championships

Providence, RI--Head Coach Joe Testa’s (Career Record: 14-15) team finished the regular season at the 2006 Little East Conference Men’s Tennis Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth, on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6. The Anchormen placed sixth overall (seven teams) with a team score of 3.5. The Anchormen finished the regular season with a 6-8 overall record and a 3-3 (third place tie) in the Little East Conference.

 

Senior co-captain Chris Furey (Cabot, VT) closed out his career with a 20-19 (.513) career singles record and a 24-24 (.500) career doubles record for 32.0 career points. Furey’s 24 career doubles wins ranks eighth all-time at RIC.

 

As a senior in 2006, he was named the squad’s MVP and went 11-5 (.688) at number six singles and 10-6 (.625) at number three doubles for 16.0 points on the season. Furey led the team in singles wins and points, and was tied for the team lead in doubles victories. Furey’s 11 singles victories tied for the fifth-most wins in a single season in program history. His ten doubles victories tied the mark for the second-highest total in a single season in program history. His 16 points was the fifth-highest total in a single season in school history.

 

As a junior in 2005, Furey was 1-6 (.143) in singles and 9-7 (.563) at number three doubles for 5.5 points on the season. Furey was tied for third on the team in doubles victories.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, he was 7-8 (.467) in singles and 5-7 (.417) in doubles for 9.5 points on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2003, he was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 0-4 (.000) in doubles for 1.0 points on the season.

 

He is a biology major with a minor in chemistry and a 2000 graduate of Cabot High School.

 

Senior co-captain Jason LaDuke (Warren, RI) closed out his career with a 2-12 (.143) career singles record and a 27-31 (.466) career doubles record for 32 career points. LaDuke’s 27 career doubles wins is tied for fifth all-time at RIC.

 

As a senior in 2006, LaDuke was 1-2 (.333) in singles action and 10-6 (.625) at number three doubles for 6.0 points. He was tied for the team lead in doubles victories and was fourth in points. His ten doubles victories tied the mark for the second-highest total in a single season in program history.

 

As a junior in 2005, LaDuke was 9-7 (.563) at number three doubles for 4.5 points on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, he was 0-6 (.000) in singles and 7-7 (.500) in doubles for 3.5 points on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2003, LaDuke was 1-4 (.200) in singles and 1-11 (.083) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

 

He is an elementary education major with a concentration in math and a 2002 graduate of Mt. Hope High School.

 

Senior Elliott LeFaiver (Warwick, RI) closed out his career at RIC with a 13-19 (.406) career singles record and a 7-19 (.269) career doubles record for 16.5 career points.

 

As a senior in 2006, LeFaiver was 5-11 (.313) at number two singles and 1-8 (.111) in doubles action for 5.5 points. LeFaiver was fifth on the team in points.

 

As a junior in 2005, he 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.

 

He is a secondary education major with a concentration in history and a 2002 graduate of Toll Gate High School. Prior to coming to RIC, LeFaiver played two seasons of tennis while at the Community College of Rhode Island in 2003 and 2004.

 

Junior Tauquir Puthawala (Lincoln, RI) was 3-11 (.214) at number three singles and 1-12 (.077) at number one doubles for 3.5 points on the season.

 

Junior Richard Truchon (North Scituate, RI) was 4-10 (.286) at number one singles for 4.0 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Tom Lapierre (Pascoag, RI) was 7-8 (.467) at number five singles and 8-9 (.471) at number two doubles for 11.0 points on the season. Lapierre was second on the team in singles wins and points, and was tied for second in doubles victories.

 

Sophomore Lorne Teeter (Warwick, RI) was 5-11 (.313) at number four singles and 8-9 (.471) at number two doubles for 9.0 points on the season. Teeter was tied for second on the team in doubles wins, was third in points and was tied for third in singles victories.

 

Freshman Brian Butler (Warwick, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles for 1.0 point on the season.

 

Freshman Russell Gorman (East Providence, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Freshman David Haggerty (Woonsocket, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

 

Freshman Piotr Marczak (Lincoln, RI) was 2-0 (1.000) in singles for 2.0 points on the season.

 

Freshman Garrett Smith (Providence, RI) was 1-8 (.111) at number one doubles for 0.5 point on the season.

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