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Four Anchorwomen & Coach Earn Honors



Providence, R.I. – Four members of the Rhode Island College women’s tennis team earned All-Little East Conference honors, while Head Coach Adam Spring was named the Little East Conference Coach of the Year, for their respective performances during the 2013 season.

Under the guidance of Spring, the program’s first Coach of the Year recipient, the Anchorwomen established a new single-season standard for wins with an overall record of 14-3 and posted their best winning percentage in a season (.824) since 2006. Prior to the start of the 2013 campaign, Rhode Island College had a combined six wins over the past three seasons. RIC clinched the second seed in the 2013 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament and opened the postseason with a 5-4 win over third-seeded UMass Dartmouth on Oct. 24. The Anchorwomen reached the LEC Tournament Finals for the first time since 2008, but fell to top-seeded Bridgewater State, 5-0, in the championship match to close out the season on Oct. 26.

Freshman Julie Reddy (Greenville, R.I.) was named First Team All-Little East at No. 4 singles and Second Team All-Little East at No. 2 doubles. Reddy was 15-1 (.938) at No. 4 singles and 12-4 (.750) at No. 2 doubles for 21 points on the year. Her 15 singles wins are tied for fourth all-time in single-season program history, while her 21 points overall rank fifth all-time in single-season program history. Reddy led the Anchorwomen in points and singles wins, while finishing in tie for third place in doubles wins.

Freshman Noelle Tiberi (Smithfield, R.I.) was named First Team All-Little East at No. 5 singles and Second Team All-Little East at No. 2 doubles. Tiberi was 13-3 (.813) at No. 5 singles and 12-4 (.750) at No. 2 doubles for 19 points. She posted a perfect 8-0 singles record in Little East Conference play. Tiberi ranked second on the squad in both points and singles wins, while finishing in tie for third place in doubles wins.

Sophomore Tressa Cannata (Cranston, R.I.) was named First Team All-Little East at No. 3 doubles and Second Team All-Little East at No. 3 singles. Cannata was 11-6 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles and 14-2 (.875) at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles for 18 points on the season. She finished with a perfect 8-0 doubles record in Little East Conference play, while her 14 doubles victories are tied for seventh all-time in single-season program history. Cannata finished the season tied for the team lead in doubles victories, while ranking third in both points and singles wins.

Junior Chelsea Brown (Wallingford, Conn.) was named First Team All-Little East at No. 3 doubles. Brown was 9-6 (.600) at No. 2 singles and 13-1 (.929) at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles for 15.5 points on the season. She also finished with a perfect 8-0 doubles record in Little East Conference play, while her doubles winning percentage is tied for fourth all-time in program history. Brown finished the season tied for the team lead in doubles victories, while ranking fourth in both points and singles wins. She was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week once on the season.