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July 14, 2011

 

 

 

2011 Rhode Island College
Menís Tennis Season Summary
(10-6 Overall; 4-2 Little East Conference)

 

Providence, RIóHead Coach Lorne Teeterís (Career record: 16-15, .516) team finished the 2010-11 season with a 10-6 overall record, marking the program's first winning season since 2007. The Anchormen were 4-2 (third place) in the Little East Conference.

 

The Anchormen enjoyed home court advantage in the opening round of the 2011 Little East Tournament as the third seed. On May 3, the Anchormen defeated fourth-seeded Salem State, 5-2, to advance to the conference semifinals, where they saw the season come to an end in a 5-1 loss to second-seeded Western Connecticut on May 5.

 

RIC ended its season with 10 wins, the most for the program since 1993. Teeter has steadily improved the program over the past two seasons. The year prior to his arrival, RIC was 2-13. He guided the Anchormen to a 6-9 record last spring and improved on the win total by four this season.

 

For the first time in program history, the Anchormen competed in the fall, opening the season with a 7-2 loss to Eastern Nazarene on Sept. 22.

 

 

 

Senior Mike Aiello (Scituate, RI) closed out his career at RIC with a 25-32 (.439) record in singles and a 37-23 (.617) mark in doubles for 43.5 points. He is the programís all-time leader in doubles wins, while ranking eighth in points, 12th in doubles winning percentage and 14th in singles victories.

 

As a senior in 2011, he was named Second Team All-Little East at No. 2 doubles. Aiello posted a 9-6 (.600) record at No. 3 singles and a 13-3 (.813) mark at No. 2 doubles for 15.5 points. His 13 doubles wins were the most single season victories in program history. He tied for seventh all-time in points and his doubles winning percentage was the 13th-highest effort in RIC history. He led the squad in doubles wins, was tied for first in points and was fourth in singles victories.

 

As a junior in 2010, Aiello was named Second Team All-Little East at No. 3 singles. Aiello was 5-10 (.333) at No. 3 singles and 10-5 (.667) at No. 2 doubles for 10.0 points on the season. The 10 doubles wins were the second-most in a season in program history at the time.

 

As a sophomore in 2009, Aiello was 4-10 (.286) at No. 3 singles and 3-11 (.214) at No. 3 doubles for a total of 5.5 points.

 

As a freshman in 2008, Aiello 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.

 

Aiello is a computer information systems major and a 2007 graduate of Scituate High School.

 

Senior Nathan Rebello (Pawtucket, RI) closed out his career at RIC with a 32-27 (.542) singles record and a 33-27 (.550) doubles record for 48.5 points. He is third all-time at RIC in points and doubles wins, while ranking fifth in singles victories.

 

As a senior in 2011, he was named the teamís MVP. Rebello posted a 10-4 (.714) record at No. 1 singles and a 10-6 (.625) mark at No. 1 doubles for 15.0 points. He was named Little East Conference Player of the Week on April 4. Rebelloís effort in doubles wins was tied for seventh all-time in program history, while ranking 12th in points. He was tied for second on the team in singles wins, was third in doubles victories and fourth in points.

 

As a junior in 2010, Rebello was named First Team All-Little East at No. 2 singles and team MVP. He was 12-3 (.800) at No. 2 singles and 10-5 (.667) at No. 2 doubles for 17.0 points on the season. His 17.0 points, 12 singles victories and 10 doubles wins were the second-most in a season in program history at the time.

 

As a sophomore in 2009, Rebello was 5-10 (.333) at No. 1 singles and 2-12 (.143) at No. 1 doubles for a total of 6.0 points. He led the team in points and was tied for the team lead in singles victories.

 

As a freshman in 2008, Rebello 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.

 

Rebello is a marketing major and a 2007 graduate of Tolman High School.

 

Junior Ted James (West Greenwich, RI) was 1-0 (1.000) in singles and 1-0 (1.000) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season. 

 

Junior Jason Morin (East Providence, RI) was 1-6 (.143) in singles and 1-7 (.125) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Jack Adamo (Warwick, RI) was 1-5 (.167) in singles and a 1-4 (.200) in doubles for 1.5 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Brian Gil (North Providence, RI) was 2-1 (.667) in singles and a 1-1 (.500) in doubles for 2.5 points on the season.

 

Sophomore Nate Lee (Bar Harbor, ME) was 7-3 (.700) at primarily No. 5 and 6 singles and 2-9 (.182) at No. 3 doubles for 8.0 points.

 

Freshman Kyle Kelaghan (East Greenwich, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East at both No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles. He posted a 10-3 (.769) singles record and an 11-3 (.786) mark in doubles for 15.5 points. Kelaghanís 11 doubles wins were second all-time for a single season in program history, while his effort in points was tied for seventh. He was tied for the team lead in points, while ranking second in both singles and doubles wins.

 

Freshman Peace Kim (North Providence, RI) went 0-2 (.000) in singles competition. 

 

Freshman Brad Lamoureux (Pawtucket, RI) posted a 2-4 (.333) singles record and a 3-5 (.375) doubles mark for 3.5 points.

 

Freshman Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) was 11-3 (.786) at No. 2 singles and a 9-5 (.643) record at No. 1 doubles for 15.5 points. Werchadlo was named Little East Rookie of the Week twice on the season. He led the team in singles wins, which were tied for the seventh most in program history for a single season, and was tied for the team lead in points. Werchadlo also ranked fourth on the squad in doubles victories.