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August 1, 2008

 

2008 Rhode Island College Menís Tennis
Season Summary

(6-7 Overall; 1-5 in the Little East)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Joe Testaís team (Career record: 27-28, .491) finished the 2008 season with a 6-7 overall record, 1-5 mark in the Little East Conference and a seventh place (seven teams) finish with 6.5 points at the LEC Championships

 

 
 

Senior David Haggerty (Woonsocket, RI) closed out his career with a 23-8 (.741) singles record and a 12-7 (.632) mark in doubles for 29.0 career points. Haggerty is 18th all-time at RIC in career wins. Although he has a year of eligibility remaining, he will graduate this spring.

 

As a senior in 2008, he finished the season with a 10-5 (.667) record at No. 5 singles and a 9-5 (.643) mark at No. 3 doubles for 14.5 points. Haggerty led the team in singles wins and points.

 

As a junior in 2007, Haggerty was 12-3 (.800) at No. 6 singles and 2-2 (.500) in doubles for 13.0 points on the season. He was named the teamís MVP, leading the club in both singles wins and points. Haggerty lost in the Championship Match of the No. 6 singles flight at the Little East Championships.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, he was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

 

He attended the University of Rhode Island in 2004-05

 

Senior Drew Hochman (Cranston, RI) closed out his RIC career with a 2-0 (1.000) record in singles and a 1-0 (1.000) mark in doubles for 2.5 points.

 

As a senior in 2008, he posted a 1-0 (1.000) record in singles and a 1-0 (1.000) record in doubles for a total of 1.5 points.

 

As a junior in 2007, Hochman was 1-0 (1.000) in singles for 1.0 points on the season.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, he competed for the Community College of Rhode Island in 2005 and 2006.

 

Hochman is an elementary education major and a 2004 graduate of Cranston High School East.

 

Senior Tom Lapierre (Mapleville, RI) closed out his RIC career with a 14-20 (.412) singles record and a 24-38 (.387) doubles mark for 26.0 points. He is tied for ninth all-time in program history for doubles wins.

 

As a senior in 2008, he registered a 4-5 (.444) record in singles and a 2-12 (.143) mark at No. 3 doubles for a total of 5.0 points.

 

As a junior in 2007, Lapierre 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, he was 7-8 (.467) at number five singles and 8-9 (.471) at number two doubles for 11.0 points on the season. Lapierre was second on the team in singles wins and points, and was tied for second in doubles victories.

 

As a freshman in 2005, Lapierre was 2-7 (.222) at number four singles and 6-11 (.353) at number two doubles for 5.0 points on the season.

 

He is a social work major and a 2002 graduate of Burrillville High School.

 

Senior Lorne Teeter (Warwick, RI) closed out his RIC career with a 24-33 (.421) singles record and a 26-21 (.553) doubles mark for 37.0 career points. He is tied for seventh all-time in program history in doubles victories, is tied for 12th in points and is 16th in singles wins.

 

As a senior in 2008, he was 3-12 (.200) at No. 1 singles and 9-5 (.643) at No. 3 doubles for a total of 7.5 points.

 

As a junior in 2007, Teeter was 7-8 (.467) at No. 4 singles and 9-7 (.563) at No. 2 doubles for 11.5 points on the season. He 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, he was 5-11 (.313) at number four singles and 8-9 (.471) at number two doubles for 9.0 points on the season. Teeter was tied for second on the team in doubles wins, was third in points and was tied for third in singles victories.

 

As a freshman in 2005, Teeter was 9-2 (.818) at number six singles for 9.0 points on the season. He was named the LECís Rookie of the Week once on the season. Teeter was fourth on the team in points.

 

He is a secondary education major with a concentration in history and a 2004 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Senior Rich Truchon (North Scituate, RI) closed out his RIC career with a 14-37 (.215) career singles record and an 0-4 (.000) mark in doubles for 14.0 career points.

 

As a senior in 2008, he was 2-4 (.333) in singles for a total of 2.0 points.

 

As a junior in 2006, Truchon was 4-10 (.286) at number one singles for 4.0 points on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2005, he was 2-14 (.125) in singles for 2.0 points on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2004, Truchon was 6-9 (.385) in singles and 0-4 (.000) in doubles for 6.0 points on the season.

 

He is a business management major and a 2003 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School.

 

Sophomore Jawad Sefiani (Pawtucket, RI) was 2-1 (.667) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for a total of 2.5 points.

 

Freshman Mike Aiello (Scituate, RI) was 7-6 (.538) at No. 6 singles and 11-4 (.733) at No. 2 doubles for a total of 12.5 points. He was tied for the team lead in doubles victories.

 

Freshman Matt Allard (Harrisville, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and a 2-0 (1.000) in doubles for a total of 2.0 points.

 

Freshman Eric Boffa (Greenville, RI) was 6-8 (.429) at No. 3 singles and 2-12 (.143) at No. 1 doubles for a total of 7.0 points.

 

Freshman Nate Rebello (Pawtucket, RI) was named the teamís MVP. He went 5-10 (.333) at No. 2 singles and 11-4 (.733) at No. 2 doubles for a total of 10.5 points.