Toby L. Lindsay
Grad Year: 1997
Year Inducted: 2010
Toby L. Lindsay was a dominant men’s tennis player from 1993-95. He was 29-5 in singles and 18-10 in doubles for 38 points in his career.
Despite playing in far fewer matches than some of today’s student-athletes, Lindsay is tied for eighth in points, is 10th in singles wins and is third in singles winning percentage (.853).
In 2005, he was one of six former student-athletes named to the Rhode Island College All-75th Anniversary Men’s Tennis Team.
After transferring into RIC from the Community College of Rhode Island, Lindsay, along with his brother Todd ’95, helped the Anchormen win three consecutive Little East Conference Championships from 1993-95.
Lindsay succeeded at every level of the lineup for the Anchormen, beginning his career with an individual Little East title at No. 4 singles in 1993. He went 9-1 overall and was 5-2 in doubles action.
A year later in 1994, the Warren native only lost once at No. 4 singles, going 10-1 overall and posting a 7-1 doubles mark. At the Little East Championships, Lindsay celebrated an individual title at No. 4 singles and a doubles victory at No. 3 as RIC won back-to-back team titles.
As a senior in 1995, Lindsay went 10-3 at No. 1 singles and 6-7 in doubles action as he won the top spot and was named the Little East Player of the Year as RIC won for the third consecutive season.
While at RIC, Lindsay was active in the physical education club, the sports medicine club and was a student athletic trainer.
He has continued to stay involved with tennis and in 1997 was ranked No. 9 in New England in men’s open singles. That same year, Lindsay was the Rhode Island Grass Court Champion and was a clay court finalist.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in 1997. Lindsay is an adaptive physical education teacher for the district of Woonsocket and is a tennis pro at ForeCourt tennis club.
Lindsay resides in Cumberland with his wife Kathy and their children Taylor (8), Kelsey (5) and Connor (1 mo.).