Peter A. Prendergast
Grad Year: 1993, 2001
Year Inducted: 2019
Peter A. Prendergast ’93 was a standout in men’s tennis at Rhode Island College from 1989-92.
The Warwick, R.I. native began his career as the starter at No. 3 singles in 1989, moved on to No. 2 singles in 1990 and then was the squad’s best singles player at the No. 1 spot during his junior and senior campaigns in 1991 and 1992.
Prendergast compiled a 34-14 career singles record, which is a .708 percent winning percentage. He also totaled 16 career doubles wins to give him 42.0 career points.
As a senior in 1992, Prendergast posted a 10-2 record at No. 1 singles. As a junior in 1991, he went 7-6 at No. 1 singles.
As a sophomore in 1990, Prendergast posted an 8-4 record at No. 2 singles. As a freshman in 1989, he was 9-2 at No. 3 singles.
He currently ranks fifth all-time at RIC with 34 career singles wins and is 10th in career points.
Prendergast’s teams enjoyed terrific success during his tenure as the Anchormen went 39-10 over that time span.
The Anchormen went 11-1 during his freshman season in 1989, which was the best record in program history at that time.
He also was a member of the first Little East Men’s Tennis Tournament Championship team in program history when RIC went 9-3 and won the league title.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Rhode Island College in 1993 and an additional bachelor’s degree in secondary education math in 2001.