For Immediate Release


September 11, 2006


Julie Bannon Named Little East
Womenís Tennis Rookie of the Week


Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman Julie Bannon (Narragansett, RI) was named the Little East Conference Womenís Tennis Rookie of the Week.


Bannon is 2-0 at number six singles and 4-1 at number three doubles for 4.0 points on the season. She defeated Lindsay DelBonis from Salve Regina (6-2, 6-1) in RICís season opening, 5-4, loss to the Seahawks on Sept. 2. She defeated Lauren Foster from Curry (6-0, 6-2) in RICís, 9-0, win on Sept. 7. Bannon teamed with junior Kseniya Gurvich (Barrington, RI) to go 2-1 at the Grass Court Doubles, played at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport on Sept. 9. After falling to a tandem Gordon, 8-2, they came back to win the losers bracket with victories over Salve Regina, 8-5, and Div. II Assumption, 8-3.


Head Coach Kelly Chartierís team is 1-1 on the season.


In upcoming action, RIC will play at Mitchell on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.