FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

September 10, 2007

 

 

 

LITTLE EAST HONORS FUNK & O’CONNELL 

Providence, RI – Rhode Island College junior Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week and freshman Liz O’Connell (Harrisville, RI) was named the Rookie of the Week for their performances in the Anchorwomen’s opener on Sept. 6.

 

Funk downed Kaitlin Ross from Curry in straight sets (6-1, 6-2) at No. 1 singles, then teamed with senior Sasha Doonan Rodriguez (Pawtucket, RI) to win a No. 2 doubles (8-1).

 

O’Connell downed the Colonels’ Melinda Wong in straight sets (6-2, 6-0) to win her first collegiate match at No. 3 singles. She teamed with sophomore Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) to win at No. 2 doubles (8-3).

 

Rhode Island College opened the 2007 season with a 9-0 win over Curry College on Sept. 6. The Anchorwomen (1-0) have won 14 consecutive matches dating back to last season and 25 of their last 26 contests. In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Emmanuel on Tuesday Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 Junior Meg Funk

  Freshman Liz O'Connell

 

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