Joseph E. Testa
Grad Year: 2001
Year Inducted: 2016
Joseph G. Testa ’01 was a four-year letterwinner in men’s tennis at Rhode Island College from 1997-2000.
The Johnston, R.I. native started all four seasons at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, facing the opposition’s best players every match. He left RIC with a 31-25 (.555) career singles mark and a 26-22 (.542) career doubles mark for 44.0 career points. Testa is sixth all-time at RIC in career points, eighth in career singles and and 10th in doubles victories. In 2005, he was recognized as a member of RIC’s All-75th Anniversary Men’s Tennis Team.
As a senior in 2000, he was the Little East Conference Champion at both number one singles and number one doubles and was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was 9-4 (.692) at number one singles and 9-4 (.692) at number two doubles for 13.5 points on the season.
As a junior in 1999, he was 9-6 (.600) in singles and 8-6 (.571) in doubles for 13.0 points on the year. Testa teamed with Pat Prendergast to become the LEC Champions at number one doubles.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/health from Rhode Island College in 2000.
Testa is currently a sixth grade science teacher at Johnston Middle School and serves as the varisty head boys' tennis coach at Wheeler School.