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January 18, 2006

 

2005 Womenís Tennis Season Summary

11-1 Overall; 7-0 in the Little East Conference;
First Place at Little East Conference Championships
Little East Conference Regular Season Champions

Providence, RIóHead Coach Kelly Chartierís (Career Record: 44-10, .815) team finished the 2005 campaign with an 11-1 (.917) overall record and a 7-0 (1.000) record in the Little East Conference. RIC went undefeated versus LEC competition for the second consecutive season. The Anchorwomen were the Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champions. It was the programís third consecutive regular season championship, its second tournament title in the past three years and the sixth overall in RIC history. At the LEC Championships, hosted by Western Connecticut on Oct. 14-15, RIC amassed 24.0 points, easily topping second place Plymouth Stateís mark of 14.0 points.

 

Senior captain Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) leaves RIC with a 43-18 (.705) career singles record and a 50-15 (.796) career doubles mark for 68.0 career points. Barrette is third all-time at RIC in career points, third in career singles wins and tied for first in career doubles wins. She is also 12th in career singles winning percentage and seventh in career doubles winning percentage.

 

As a senior in 2005, Barrette was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. She was 11-3 (.786) at number one singles and 15-2 (.882) at number one doubles for 18.5 points on the season. She was tied for second on the team in singles wins, tied for first on the team in doubles wins and third in total points. While teaming up with freshman Megan Hall, the 15 doubles wins established a new RIC single-season record. Barrette was named Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season and was named the teamís MVP.

 

As a junior in 2004, she was 10-5 (.667) at number one singles and 9-6 (.600) at number one doubles for 14.5 points on the season. Barrette was third on the team in singles wins and points and was tied for third in doubles victories.

 

As a sophomore in 2003, Barrette was 12-5 (.706) at number one singles and 13-4 (.765) at number one doubles for a team-high 18.5 points on the season. Barrette was tied for the team lead in singles wins.

 

As a freshman in 2002, she was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. Barrette was 10-5 (.667) at number one singles and 13-3 (.813) at number one doubles for a total of 16.5 points on the season.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2001 graduate of La Salle Academy.

 

Senior Alyson St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) leaves RIC with a 1-1 (.500) career doubles record.

 

As a senior in 2005, St. Amand was 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 0.5 points on the season. As a junior in 2004, St. Amand was 0-1 (.000) in doubles. St. Amand played womenís soccer for RIC in 2003. Prior to transferring into RIC, St. Amand played two seasons of womenís soccer at the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2001 graduate of West Warwick High School.

 

Junior Heidi Beauregard (Cumberland, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Junior captain Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number three doubles. She was 11-3 in singles (.786) and 14-4 (.778) at number three doubles for 18.0 points on the season. Marchant was tied for third on the team in both singles and doubles victories.

 

Sophomore Ashley Barry (Bristol, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles for 1.0 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Ashley Gorman (Cumberland, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number six singles and number three doubles. She was 11-2 (.846) in singles and 14-4 (.778) in doubles for 18.0 points on the season. Gorman was tied for third on the team in both singles and doubles victories.

 

Sophomore Kseniya Gurvich (Barrington, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number four singles. She was 8-3 (.727) in singles for 8.0 points on the season. She was fourth on the team in singles wins and sixth in points.

 

Sophomore Carissa Wiles (Narragansett, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Sophomore Samantha Zira (Chepachet, RI) was 0-1 (.000) in singles and 3-0 (1.000) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

 

Freshman Ashley Cunday (Warwick, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles for 1.0 points on the season.

 

Freshman Margaret Funk (Oakdale, CT) was the Little East Conference Champion at number three singles and number two doubles. She was 13-1 (.929) in singles and 14-2 (.875) in doubles for 20.0 points on the season. Funk was tied for the team lead in singles victories, was second in total points and tied for third in doubles wins. She was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

Freshman Megan Hall (Smithfield, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number two singles and number one doubles. She was 13-1 (.929) in singles and 15-2 (.882) in doubles for a team-high 20.5 points on the season. Her singles and doubles win totals tied her for the team lead. Teaming up with senior Liz Barrette, the 15 doubles wins established a new RIC single-season record. She was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week three times on the season.

 

Freshman Natasha Roman (Somerset, MA) was the Little East Conference Champion at number two doubles. She was 4-0 (1.000) in singles and 12-2 (.857) in doubles for 10.0 points on the season.

 

Freshmen Kathleen Brady (North Smithfield, RI) and Ashley St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) were reserves on the team.