Women's Tennis Downs Colgate in Patriot League Opener
March 29, 2014
VERONA, N.Y. - The Navy women's tennis team (16-6, 1-0 PL) earned a 6-1 win over Colgate (5-9, 0-2 PL) at the indoor tennis courts at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona on Saturday afternoon. Navy opens Patriot League play with a victory for the fourth straight season.
"It felt good to play the first conference match of the season with all the intensity that it brings," said head coach Keith Puryear. "All and all it was a good performance. I was very pleased with the doubles play. We needed to make some adjustments in the singles play and we did some good things there. There are always things we can work on but it was a solid overall performance."
Navy swept the doubles point, 3-0, to take a quick 1-0 lead in the match. Senior Darien Sears and sophomore Sam Droop opened with an 8-2 lead over Kaelin Brittin and Kristie Woodbury at No. 3 doubles. Senior Erin Snook and sophomore Katie Porter then defeated Jennifer Ho and Katie Grant, 8-3 at No. 2 doubles to secure the doubles point.
Junior Noelle Kaufmann and sophomore Mikaela Carlson finished the doubles sweep with an 8-7 (9-7) win over Alex Petrini and Kelsey Shea at No. 1 doubles. Snook won in straight sets at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1, over Ho and Droop also won in straight sets at No. 3 singles over Petrini, 6-4, 6-2.
Junior Gabby Winter won at No. 4 singles over Grant, 6-3, 6-0, and sophomore Logan Antill earned a 7-5, 6-1 win over Brittin, 7-5, 6-1. Kaufmann won at No. 6 singles over Woodbury, 6-0, 6-1 as Navy won five of the six singles matches.
Navy will next play at Bucknell on Sunday on indoor courts with a rescheduled start time for 2:00 PM.
Navy def. Colgate, 6-1 Doubles - Navy wins the doubles point, 3-0 No. 1 Noelle Kaufmann/Mikaela Carlson (N) def. Alex Petrini/Kelsey Shea, 8-7 (9-7) No. 2 Erin Snook/Katie Porter (N) def. Jennifer Ho/Katie Grant, 8-3 No. 3 Darien Sears/Sam Droop (N) def. Kaelin Brittin/Kristie Woodbury, 8-2
Singles No. 1 Erin Snook (N) def. Jennifer Ho, 6-2, 6-1 No. 2 Kelsey Shea (C) def. Darien Sears, 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8) No. 3 Sam Droop (N) def. Alex Petrini, 6-4, 6-2 No. 4 Gabby Winter (N) def. Katie Grant, 6-3, 6-0 No. 5 Logan Antill (N) def. Kaelin Brittin, 7-5, 6-1 No. 6 Noelle Kaufmann (N) def. Kristie Woodbury, 6-0, 6-1