October 14, 2003



Carminda Rocha Earns

Little East Women’s Tennis Honor


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior Carminda Rocha (East Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference’s Women’s Tennis Player of the Week.


Rocha went 2-0 in both number two singles and doubles action this past week. With her singles victories over Clark on Oct. 9 and UMass-Boston on Oct. 11, she now has 51 for her career, which makes her RIC’s all-time singles wins leader. Rocha needs just one more point to become RIC’s all-time leader in that category. On the season, she is 9-1 (.900) at number two singles and 7-2 (.778) at number two doubles for 12.5 points. This week’s player of the week award is the second such honor for Rocha this year.


Rocha is a music education major and a 2000 graduate of East Providence High School.


Head Coach Kelly Lange’s team is 9-4 (4-0 LEC) on the season. In upcoming action, RIC will travel to Plymouth State on Oct. 17-18 for the Little East Championships and close out the season at home against Roger Williams on Oct. 20.