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August 18, 2009

 

2008 Rhode Island College Women’s Tennis
Season Summary

(8-8 Overall; 5-2 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.—Head Coach Liz Barrette’s (Career record: 8-8, .500) team finished the 2008 season with a 8-8 overall record and a 5-2 (third place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

After dispensing sixth-seeded UMass Boston, 5-0, in first round action of the 2008 Little East Conference Tournament, the third-seeded Anchorwomen fell, 5-0, to second-seeded Bridgewater State in the semifinals, which ended their season.

 

 

 

Senior Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) closed out her four-year career with a 45-15 (.750) in singles and a 51-16 (.761) doubles for 70.5 career points. Funk is tied for the all-time program record in career doubles wins, while ranking third in both singles victories and points.

 

As a senior in 2008, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference at No. 1 singles. She was 10-4 (.714) at No. 1 singles and 8-7 (.533) at No. 1 doubles for 14.0 points on the season. Funk was named the team’s MVP and the Little East Player of the Week once. She led the team in points, while tying for the top spot in both singles and doubles victories.

 

As a junior in 2007, Funk was the Little East Conference Champion at No. 1 doubles along with Sasha 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 Women’s Tennis Player of the Week once.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, she was the Little East Conference Champion at number one doubles. She was 12-4 (.750) at number one singles and 15-4 (.789) at number one doubles for 19.5 points on the season. Funk was tied for second on the club in singles and doubles wins, as well as points.

 

As a freshman in 2005, Funk was the Little East Conference Champion at number three singles and number two doubles. She was 13-1 (.929) in singles and 14-2 (.875) in doubles for 20.0 points on the season. Funk was tied for the team lead in singles victories, was second in total points and tied for third in doubles wins. She was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

 

Funk is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2005 graduate of Montville High School.

 

Senior Ashley St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) closed out her four-year career with a 10-3 (.769) mark in singles and a 10-7 (.588) doubles record for 15.0 points.

 

As a senior in 2008, she was named First Team All-Little East Conference at No. 6 singles. She was 9-3 (.750) at No. 6 singles and 8-6 (.571) at No. 3 doubles for 13.0 points.

 

As a junior in 2007, St. Amand was 0-1 (.000) in doubles action on the season.

 

As a sophomore in 2006, she was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 2-0 (1.000) in doubles for 2.0 points on the season.

 

As a freshman in 2005, St. Amand was a reserve on the team.

 

St. Amand is a nursing major and a 2005 graduate of West Warwick High School.

 

Junior Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) was 7-5 (.583) at No. 3 singles and 8-6 (.571) at No. 1 doubles for 11.0 points. Bannon was tied for the team lead in doubles wins, ranked fourth in points and was tied for fourth in singles victories.

 

Sophomore Melissa Benoit (Cumberland, RI) was 1-3 (.250) in singles and 0-4 (.000) in doubles for 1.0 point in a reserve role.

 

Sophomore Kim Field (Barrington, RI) was 7-7 (.500) at No. 4 singles and 8-7 (.533) at No. 3 doubles for 11.0 points. She was tied for the team lead in doubles wins. Field was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once.

 

Sophomore Brittany LaBarre (Greenville, RI) was 6-8 (.429) at No. 2 singles and 7-9 (.438) at No. 2 doubles for 9.5 points.

 

Freshman Gabriela Batek (Greenville, RI) was 10-6 (.625) at No. 5 singles and 7-9 (.438) at No. 2 doubles for 13.5 points. She was tied for the team lead in singles wins, while ranking second in points.

 

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