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May 30, 2014

 

2014 Rhode Island College Menís Tennis Summary
(5-9 Overall; 2-4 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Lorne Teeterís (Career record: 24-50, .343) team finished the 2013-14 season with a 5-9 overall record and a 2-4 (fifth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen were awarded the fifth seed in the 2014 Little East Conference Tournament, but saw their season come to an end in a 5-2 loss at fourth-seeded UMass Dartmouth on April 29.

 

 

 

Senior Alex Werchadlo (Woonsocket, RI) closed out his four-year career at RIC with a 25-29 (.463) singles record and a 27-28 (.491) doubles record for 38.5 points. He is tied for seventh all-time in career doubles victories, ranks 11th all-time in career points and is tied for 14th all-time in career singles victories.

 

As a senior in 2014, Werchadlo went 5-8 (.385) at No. 1 singles, which included a 2-4 mark in Little East Conference play, and 7-7 (.500) at No. 1 doubles, which included a 3-3 mark in Little East Conference play, for 8.5 points on the season. He finished the year tied for the team lead in doubles victories and was tied for third on the squad in both singles victories and points.

 

As a junior in 2013, Werchadlo was named Second Team All-Little East at No. 1 doubles and was the named the teamís MVP for a second straight season. He finished the season tied for second on the team in singles victories after going 3-11 (.214) at No. 1 singles with a 2-4 mark in Little East Conference play. Werchadlo was also tied for the team lead in doubles victories as he posted a 6-8 (.429) record at No. 1 doubles, which included a 4-2 mark in LEC action, to finish the season with a team-high 6.0 points.

 

As a sophomore in 2012, Werchadlo was named the teamís MVP. He finished the season as the team leader in both singles and doubles victories. Werchadlo went 6-7 (.462) at No. 1 singles, which included a 4-2 mark against Little East competition. He finished with a 5-8 (.385) record at No. 1 doubles for a total of 8.5 points.

 

As a freshman in 2011, Werchadlo was 11-3 (.786) at No. 2 singles and a 9-5 (.643) record at No. 1 doubles for 15.5 points. He was named Little East Rookie of the Week twice on the season. Werchadlo 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. He also ranked fourth on the squad in doubles victories.

 

Werchadlo is an elementary education major with a concentration in math and a 2010 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

Junior Brian Gil (North Providence, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Junior Mike McCaffrey (Cumberland, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Junior Gowin Nanthawongsa (Johnston, RI) was 3-3 (.500) at No. 6 singles and 1-3 (.250) at No. 3 doubles for 3.5 points on the season.

 

Junior Sean Raudonaitis (Westport, MA) was 3-5 (.375) at No. 6 singles and 4-4 (.500) at No. 3 doubles for 5.0 points on the year.

 

Sophomore Cory Duquette (Warwick, RI) was a reserve on the team.

 

Sophomore Tim Holzinger (Foster, RI) went 5-9 (.357) at No. 3 singles, which included a 2-4 mark in Little East Conference play, and 6-8 (.429) at No. 2 doubles for 8.0 points on the season. He finished the season tied for third on the team in both singles and doubles victories, while ranking fifth in points.

 

Freshman Troy Derrick (Rumford, RI) was named the teamís MVP. He was 5-8 (.385) at No. 2 singles, which included a 3-3 mark in Little East Conference play, and 7-6 (.538) at No. 1 doubles, which also included a 3-3 mark in Little East Conference play, for a total of 8.5 points on the season. Derrick was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season. He finished the team tied for the team lead in doubles victories, while finishing in a tie for third in both singles victories and points.

 

Freshman Mohammed Kattan (Cranston, RI) was 2-0 (1.000) at No. 3 doubles for 1.0 point on the year.

 

Freshman Seongkyeong Kim (North Providence, RI) was 7-5 (.583) at No. 5 singles, which included a 3-3 mark in Little East Conference play, and 5-8 (.385) in doubles play for 9.5 points on the season. He led the team in both singles victories and points.

 

Freshman Christopher Klawitter (Brooklyn, CT) was a reserve on the team.

 

Freshman Brett Taggart (North Kingstown, RI) went 6-8 (.429) at No. 3 singles, which included a 3-3 mark in Little East Conference play, and 6-8 (.429) in doubles play for 9.0 points on the year. He ranked second on the squad in both singles victories and points, while finishing in a tie for third on the team in doubles victories.