For Immediate Release


October 16, 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 for the fourth time this season.


Bannon helped lead Rhode Island College to a 2-0 week and its fourth consecutive Little East Conference Regular Season Championship. She also helped the Anchorwomen to win their 29th consecutive Little East Conference match in an 8-1 victory over UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 14. She defeated Alicia Newton from UMass Dartmouth (6-4, 6-3) at number six singles and teamed with junior Kseniya Gurvich (Barrington, RI) to defeat Newton and Jessica Sanderson (8-2) at number two doubles. Bannon defeated Carla Mallqui from Suffolk (6-2, 6-4) at number five singles and teamed with senior Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) to defeat Stephanie Nasr and Caterina Rosa (8-3) at number two doubles on Oct. 11. Bannon is 14-0 in singles and 14-2 in doubles on the season. She finished the regular season with a perfect 7-0 singles record against Little East competition.


Head Coach Kelly Chartierís team is 13-1 overall and 7-0 in the Little East Conference.


In upcoming action, RIC will take part in the 2006 Little East Conference Womenís Tennis Championships on Oct. 20-21 at UMass Dartmouth. The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III Womenís Tennis Championships, which are played in the spring.