FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

October 21, 2007

 

 

 

Anchorwomen Win Three Flights as RIC Places
Second at the 2007 Little East Conference
Women’s Tennis Championships

 

 

Providence, RI –Rhode Island College placed second with 16.0 points at the 2007 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, hosted by RIC, on Oct. 20-21. Bridgewater State won the title with 20.0 points, capturing four singles and one doubles championship.

 

It is the second consecutive season that the Anchorwomen, who shared the league regular season championship with Bridgewater State and UMass Dartmouth, have finished in second at the LEC Championships. Rhode Island College captured one singles championship and two doubles titles.

 

The top-seeded tandem of junior Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) and senior Sasha Doonan Rodriguez (Pawtucket, RI) defeated the second-seeded pair of UMass Boston senior Aurora Lormeus (Milton, MA) and sophomore Emily Johnson (Saugus, MA), 9-8 (2), to capture their second consecutive Little East Championship at No. 1 doubles. They went 3-0 at the tourney.

 

Sophomore Jaclyn Eastman (Mansfield, MA) and freshman Brittany LaBarre (Greenville, RI) captured the Little East Championship at No. 3 doubles, defeating Bridgewater State seniors Alison Tripp (South Dennis, MA) and Paula Araujo (Fall River, MA), 8-4. They went 2-0 at the tourney.

 

Top-seeded freshman Liz O’Connell (Harrisville, RI) defeated second-seeded UMass Dartmouth junior Becky Bullock (Wrentham, MA), 6-1, 6-3, to capture the Little East Championship at No. 3 singles. She went 3-0 at the tourney.

 

In other action at the league championship, third-seeded Funk lost in first round action of the No. 1 singles flight, but rebounded to  win the consolation round. She went 1-1 at the tourney.

 

Doonan Rodriguez won in the first round, but fell in the semi-finals of the No. 2 singles flight. She went 1-1 at the tourney.

 

Second-seeded sophomore Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) lost in the first round of the No. 4 singles flight, but rebounded to win the consolation round. She went 3-1 at the tourney.

 

Second-seeded Eastman lost in the championship match of the No. 5 singles flight. She went 2-1 at the tourney.

 

Third-seeded LaBarre won her first round match at No. 6 singles, before falling to the eventual champion in the semifinals. She went 1-1 at the tourney.

 

Bannon and O’Connell won their first round match at No. 2 doubles, before falling in the quarterfinals. They went 1-1 at the tourney.

 

 

 Left to Right: Rhode Island College Head Women's Tennis Coach
Kelly Chartier, No. 3 Singles Champion Liz O'Connell,
No. 1 Doubles Champions Meg Funk and Sasha Doonan Rodriguez
and No. 3 Doubles Champions Brittany LaBarre and Jaclyn Eastman.

 

 

 Senior Sasha Doonan Rodriguez with her parents
as part of Senior Day on Oct. 21.

 

 

 Senior Sasha Doonan Rodriguez with her husband Issac.

 

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