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July 24, 2008

 

2007 Rhode Island College Womenís Tennis
Season Summary

(10-4 Overall; 6-1 in the Little East Conference)
Little East Conference Regular Season Co-Champions

Providence, R.I.óHead Coach Kelly Chartierís (Career Record: 67-15, .817) team finished the 2007 season with a 10-4 overall record and a 6-1 (first place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen shared the LECís Regular Season Championship with UMass Dartmouth and Bridgewater State, marking the fifth consecutive year RIC has won at least a share of the title. The Anchorwomen placed second at the 2007 Little East Conference Championships with 16.0 points, falling four points shy of champion Bridgewater State.

 

Rhode Island College saw its 32-match Little East Conference win streak snapped in a hard-fought, 5-4, loss at Bridgewater State on Sept. 29.

 

Senior Sasha Doonan Rodriguez (Pawtucket, RI) closed out her two-year career as an Anchorwoman with a 22-10 (.688) career singles record and a 29-7 (.806) career doubles mark for 36.5 points. She ranks among RICís all-time leaders in career doubles victories (10th), points (17th) and singles wins (24th place tie).

 

As a senior in 2007, Doonan Rodriguez was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 1 doubles. She was 10-6 (.750) at No. 2 singles and 14-3 (.824) at No. 1 doubles for 17.0 points on the season. Doonan Rodriguez was tied for the team lead in doubles wins, tied for fourth on the team in singles wins and tied for third in points.

 

As a junior in 2006, she was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 1 doubles. She was 12-4 (.750) at No. 2 singles and 15-4 (.789) at No. 1 doubles for 19.5 points on the season. Doonan Rodriguez was tied for second on the team in singles and doubles wins as well as points.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Doonan Rodriguez attended the Community College of Rhode Island.

 

She is a nursing/psychology major and a 1996 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

 

Junior Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 1 doubles along with Doonan Rodriguez. She was 10-6 (.625) at No. 1 singles and 14-3 (.824) at No. 1 doubles for 17.0 points on the season. Funk was tied for the team lead in doubles wins, tied for fourth on the team in singles wins and tied for third in points. She was named the Little East Conference Womenís Tennis Player of the Week once.

 

Junior Ashley St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) was 0-1 (.000) in doubles action on the season.

 

Sophomore Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) was 12-5 (.706) at No. 4 singles and 9-6 (.600) at No. 2 doubles for 16.5 points on the season. She was second on the team in singles wins, tied for fifth in doubles wins and was sixth in points.

 

Sophomore Jaclyn Eastman (Mansfield, MA) was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 3 doubles. She was 11-6 (.647) at No. 5 singles and 14-1 at No. 3 doubles for 18.0 points on the season. Eastman was tied for the team lead in doubles victories, was second in points and third in singles wins.

 

Freshman Chelsea Andrade (Bristol, RI) was 0-1 (.000) in singles action on the season.

 

Freshman Melissa Benoit (Cumberland, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Freshman Kristen Kanoff (Charlestown, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Freshman Brittany LaBarre (Greenville, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 3 doubles along with Eastman. She was 10-6 (.625) at No. 6 singles and 14-1 (.933) at No. 3 doubles for 17.0 points on the season. LaBarre was tied for the team lead in doubles wins, tied for fourth in singles wins and tied for third in points.

 

Freshman Liz OíConnell (Harrisville, RI) was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 3 singles. She was 15-1 (.938) at No. 3 singles and 9-5 at No. 2 doubles for 19.5 points on the season. OíConnell led the team in singles wins and points, while tying for fifth on the club in doubles victories. She was named the Little East Conference Womenís Tennis Rookie of the Week twice. Her 15 singles wins this year is tied for the fourth-most in school history for a single season.

 

Freshman Ericka Sylvia (West Warwick, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

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