For Immediate Release


August 30, 2006


Funk, Gurvich and Marchant to Captain Rhode Island College Womenís Tennis


Providence, RIóRhode Island College has named senior Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI), junior Kseniya Gurvich (Barrington, RI) and sophomore Meg Funk (Oakdale, CT) as womenís tennis team captains for the 2006 season.


As a junior in 2005, Marchant was the Little East Conference Champion at number three doubles. She was 11-3 in singles (.786) and 14-4 (.778) at number three doubles for 18.0 points on the season. Marchant was tied for third on the team in both singles and doubles victories.


As a sophomore in 2005, Gurvich was the Little East Conference Champion at number four singles. She was 8-3 (.727) in singles for 8.0 points on the season. She was fourth on the team in singles wins and sixth in 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.


Head Coach Kelly Chartierís team opens the 2006 season at home against in-state rival Salve Regina on Saturday, Sept. 2 at noon. RIC has won the Little East Conference Regular Season Title the past three seasons and won the LEC Tournament twice in that timespan.