FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

August 1, 2007

 

2007 Rhode Island College
Menís Tennis Season Summary

Providence, RI--Head Coach Joe Testaís (Career record: 21-21, .500) team finished the 2007 season with a 7-6 overall record and a placed fifth (seven teams) at the 2007 Little East Conference Menís Tennis Championships. The Anchormen concluded the season on a three-match winning streak.

 

Senior Barry Manfredi (Westerly, RI) finished his two-year career as an Anchorman with a 15-17 (.469) record in singles and a 19-14 (.578) mark in doubles for 24.5 career points.

 

As a senior in 2007, he went 6-9 (.400) at No. 1 singles and 9-7 (.563) at No. 2 doubles for 10.4 points. Manfredi won the consolation round of both the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles flights at the Little East Championships. He was tied for the team lead in doubles wins and ranked fourth in points.

 

As a junior in 2005, he was 9-8 (.529) at No. 1 singles and 10-7 (.588) at No. 1 doubles for 14.0 points on the season. Manfredi was second on the team in points, and was tied for the lead in both singles and doubles wins. His 10 doubles wins is tied for third all-time at RIC for a single season.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Manfredi played two seasons of menís tennis at the Community College of Rhode Island in 2003 and 2004.

 

He is a marketing major with a minor in management and a 2002 graduate of Westerly High School.

 

Senior Tauquir Puthawala (Lincoln, RI) wrapped up his four-year career as an Anchorman with a 16-30 (.348) record in singles and a 1-28 (.034) mark in doubles for 16.5 career points.

 

As a senior in 2007, he went 5-10 (.333) at No. 2 singles and 0-13 (.000) at No. 1 doubles for 5.0 points on the season. Puthawala lost in the consolation finals of the No. 2 singles flight at the Little East Championships.

 

As a junior in 2006, he was 3-11 (.214) at No. 3 singles and 1-12 (.077) at No. 1 doubles for 3.5 points on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2005, Puthawala was 7-2 (.778) in singles for 7.0 points on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2004, he was 1-7 (.125) in singles and 0-3 (.000) in doubles for 1.0 points on the season.

 

He is an economics and biology major with a minor in chemistry and a 2003 graduate of Lincoln High School.

 

Junior Drew Hochman (Cranston, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles for 1.0 points on the season.

 

Junior Tom Lapierre (Mapleville, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 8-6 (.571) at No. 3 doubles for 5.0 points on the season. He lost in the Championship Match of the No. 3 doubles flight at the Little East Championships.

 

Junior Lorne Teeter (Warwick, RI) was 7-8 (.467) at No. 4 singles and 9-7 (.563) at No. 2 doubles for 11.5 points on the season. He lost in the consolation finals of the No. 4 singles flight and teamed with Barry Manfredi to win the consolation finals at No. 2 doubles at the Little East Championships. Teeter was tied for the team lead in doubles wins and ranked third in both singles victories and points.

 

Junior Rolando Yotharath (Woonsocket, RI) was 8-6 (.571) at No. 5 singles and 8-6 (.571) at No. 3 doubles for 12.0 points on the season. He fell in the semifinals of the No. 5 singles flight and in the Championship Match of the No. 3 doubles flight at the Little East Championships.

 

Sophomore David Haggerty (Woonsocket, RI) was 12-3 (.800) at No. 6 singles and 2-2 (.500) in doubles for 13.0 points on the season. Haggerty was named the teamís MVP, leading the club in both singles wins and points. He lost in the Championship Match of the No. 6 singles flight at the Little East Championships. Haggertyís 12 singles victories tied for the second-highest total for a season in program history.

 

Sophomore Garrett Smith (Providence, RI) was 3-12 (.200) at No. 3 singles and 0-3 (.000) in doubles for 3.0 points on the season. Smith lost in the consolation final of the No. 3 singles flight at the Little East Championships.

 

Freshman Philip Davey (Cranston, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles for 0.5 points on the season.

 

Freshman Jawad Sefiani (Pawtucket, RI) was 0-12 (.000) at No.1 doubles for 0.0 points on the season.

 

Freshman Kyle Trainor (Greenville, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.