1996-97 Season in Review
Women: 14-9, 8th BIG EAST
Coach: Carl LaBranche
Captain: Christy Judge
The Providence College women's tennis team posted its
seventh consecutive winning season with a 14-9 record in
Freshman Jessie LeMasters (Cincinnati, Ohio), sophomore
Claire Curry (Fort Worth, Texas) and freshman Kim Bergin
(Winchester, Mass.) were the squad's top players. Bergin
led the team in wins with an 18-10 record in the No. 5
singles position. LeMasters (No. 1 singles) and Curry (No.
3 singles) each recorded a 14-11 mark.
Junior Monica Martinez (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and Curry
combined to form PC's top doubles team with a 12-10 record
in the No. 1 spot. Junior Christina Martin (Delray Beach,
Fla.) and LeMasters also had a productive season, posting
six wins in the No. 2 doubles position.
In tournament action, the Lady Friars finished second at the
New England Championship and eighth at the BIG EAST
Championship. The team's second-place finish at the New
England Championship was its best finish since the squad won
the title in 1995. At the BIG EAST Championship, the Lady
Friars' lone win came in the opening round as team defeated