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November 1, 2006

 

2006 Womenís Tennis Season Summary
13-1 Overall; 7-0 in the Little East Conference;
Little East Conference Regular Season Champions

Providence, RIóHead Coach Kelly Chartierís (Career Record: 57-11, .838) team finished the 2006 campaign with a 13-1 (.929) overall record and a 7-0 (1.000) record in the Little East Conference. The teamís 13 victories tied the 1999 and the 2004 editionsí mark for the most single-season wins in program history.

 

RIC went undefeated versus LEC competition for the third consecutive season. Rhode Island College has won 29 consecutive Little East Conference regular season matches, having not lost a league contest since falling, 5-4, at Plymouth State on Sept. 14, 2002. The Anchorwomen were the Little East Conference Regular Season Champions for the fourth consecutive season. At the LEC Championships, hosted by UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 21-22, RIC amassed 16.0 points, falling just one point shy of tourney champion Plymouth Stateís 17.0 points.

 

Senior captain Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) leaves Rhode Island College with a 35-23 (.603) career singles record and a 44-21 (.677) mark in doubles for 57.0 points. She ranks fifth all-time in doubles victories, sixth in points and is eighth in singles wins. Marchant leaves as the only player in RIC womenís tennis history to have been part of four consecutive Little East Conference Regular Season Championship teams. She was also part of two LEC Tournament Championship squads (2003, 2005) as well.

 

As a senior in 2006, she posted an 11-5 (.688) record at number three singles and was 9-10 (.474) at number two doubles for 15.5 points on the season. She was tied for fifth on the team in singles wins and sixth in doubles victories.

 

As a junior in 2005, Marchant 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2004, she was the Little East Conference Champion at both number five singles and number three doubles. She was 6-4 in singles (.600) and is 13-1 (.929) at number three doubles for 12.5 points on the season. Marchant led the team in doubles victories.

 

As a freshman in 2003, Marchant was 7-11 (.389) at number four singles and 8-6 (.571) at number two doubles for 11.0 points on the season. Marchant was tied for fourth on the team in doubles victories and was sixth in points.

 

She is a history major and a 2003 graduate of Scituate High School.

 

Junior Sasha Doonan (Pawtucket, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. She was 12-4 (.750) at number two singles and 15-4 (.789) at number one doubles for 19.5 points on the season. Doonan was tied for second on the team in singles and doubles wins as well as points.

 

Junior Kseniya Gurvich (Barrington, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number three doubles. She was 11-4 (.733) at number four singles and 15-2 (.882) at number three doubles for 18.5 points on the season. Gurvich was tied for fifth on the squad in singles wins, tied for second in doubles victories and was fifth in points.

 

Sophomore Kathleen Brady (North Smithfield, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 2-0 (1.000) in doubles for 2.0 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. She was 12-4 (.750) at number one singles and 15-4 (.789) at number one doubles for 19.5 points on the season. Funk was tied for second on the club in singles and doubles wins, as well as points.

 

Sophomore Ashley St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 2-0 (1.000) in doubles for 2.0 points on the season.

 

Freshman Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at number six singles and number three doubles. She was 17-0 (1.000) at number six singles and 17-2 (.895) at number three doubles for 25.5 points on the season. Bannon led the team in singles and doubles victories, as well as points. Her totals for singles and doubles wins, singles winning percentage and points were new school records for a single season.

 

Freshman Kim Boghossian (Cranston, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Freshman Jaclyn Eastman (Mansfield, MA) was 14-2 (.875) at number five singles and 10-8 (.556) at number two doubles for 19.0 points on the season. She was second on the team in singles wins, fourth in points and fifth in doubles victories.

 

Freshman Ashley Giansanti (Warwick, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in doubles matches for 0.5 points on the season.

 

 

2006 Rhode Island College Womenís Tennis Roster

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Year

Hgt

Hometown/High School

 

 

Julie Bannon

Fr.

5-7

Narragansett, RI/Narragansett

 

 

Kim Boghossian

Fr.

4-11

Cranston, RI/Cranston West

 

 

Kathleen Brady

So.

5-4

North Smithfield, RI/North Smithfield

 

 

Sasha Doonan

Jr.

5-5

Pawtucket, RI/Woonsocket

 

 

Jaclyn Eastman

Fr.

5-2

Mansfield, MA/Mansfield

 

 

Meg Funk

So.

5-4

Oakdale, CT/Montville

 

 

Ashley Giansanti

Fr.

5-6

Warwick, RI/Toll Gate

 

 

Kseniya Gurvich

Jr.

5-4

Barrington, RI/Barrington

 

 

Tara Marchant

Sr.

5-6

North Scituate, RI/Scituate

 

 

Ashley St. Amand

So.

5-2

West Warwick, RI/West Warwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

≠Head Coach:

Kelly Chartier

 

 

Captains:

Meg Funk, Kseniya Gurvich, Tara Marchant

 

 

 

 

 

 

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