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October 24, 2017

 

DAYNA REILLY NAMED LITTLE EAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR;
ADAM SPRING NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR;
FOUR ANCHORWOMEN TABBED ALL-LEC

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Dayna Reilly (Swansea, MA) was named the 2017 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, while Head Coach Adam Spring earned the Coach of the Year award. This marks the second straight season that Reilly has been named the LEC Player of the Year, while Spring has earned his third Coach of the Year honor during his six-year career at RIC.

 

Reilly was also selected First Team All-Little East in singles and Second Team All-Little East in doubles for her performance this season. The talented senior posted a perfect 16-0 record while playing at No. 1 singles, while leading the Anchorwomen to the Little East Conference Tournament Championship. She also posted a 14-2 record at No. 1 doubles and complied 23.0 points on the year. 

 

 

 Senior Dayna Reilly

 

Freshman Laurel Ten Eyck (Warwick, RI) paired with Reilly to earn Second Team All-Little East honors in doubles. The duo posted a 7-2 record on the year at the No. 1 doubles spot. For the season, Ten Eyck was 8-2 in doubles action, while also recording an 8-2 mark at primarily No. 6 singles.

 

 

 Freshman Laurel Ten Eyck

 

Freshman Grace Zangari (Saunderstown, RI) was named First Team All-Little East in singles. She was 15-1 at No. 2 singles and went a perfect 16-0 in doubles action for 23.0 points on the year.

 

 

 Freshman Grace Zangari

 

Junior Katherine Braganca (Pawtucket, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East in singles. Braganca was 12-2 at No. 3 singles and posted a 12-4 record in doubles action for 18.0 points for the season.

 

 

 Junior Katherine Braganca

 

Head Coach Adam Spring guided the Anchormen to the school’s third straight LEC Regular Season Championship and the LEC Tournament Championship. It marks the seventh conference tournament championship (1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2017) for the women’s tennis team and the first since the 2005 season. It also marks the first tourney title for RIC since the LEC went from an individual flight championship to a team tournament. Coach Spring has posted a remarkable 73-20 (.785) record during his career with the RIC women’s tennis program.

 

 

 Head Coach Adam Spring

 

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