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Women’s Tennis Defeats Bucknell and Colgate on Sunday

Isabel Balsavage
Isabel Balsavage
April 8, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women’s tennis team (23-5, 4-1 PL) won two Patriot League matches on Sunday at the Tose Family Tennis Center inside the Brigade Sports Complex. Navy defeated Bucknell (12-6, 2-1 PL), 6-1, in the morning, and then defeated Colgate (6-12, 1-4 PL), 7-0, in the afternoon.

Navy extended its winning streak to 11 matches, which is tied for the third-longest winning streak in program history. Navy is 19-1 in its last 20 matches.

“It was a very good weekend across the board,” said Navy head coach Keith Puryear. “This week was a pretty tough week with 12-week exams and coming off a pretty emotional win over Army last Saturday. One of the tenants of a good team is how you recover after a tough loss, but also how you handle things after a big win. So to have three conference matches this weekend and to handle all of that with aplomb was great to see. The wins were great, but it was also how we handled everything in each match. Everybody made a contribution this weekend.”

In the opening match against Bucknell, Navy swept the doubles matches, 3-0.

Freshman Amanda Cyr and junior Catalina Rico defeated Mishi Papich and Sofia Ayuso at No. 3 doubles, 6-0, and senior Amanda Keller and sophomore Kaylah Hodge clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win over Lisa Jouravleva and Paige Leavy at No. 1 doubles.

Hodge and Keller improved to a team-best 22-6 in doubles matches this season.

Sophomore Emily Louie-Meadors and senior Claudia Mackenzie completed the doubles sweep with a 6-1 win over Emilie Bush and Cayla Koch at No. 2 doubles.



Navy then won five of the six singles matches against the Bison.

Sophomore Ansofi Wreder defeated Leavy at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1, and sophomore Danika Kahatapitiya bested Ayuso at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-3.

Bucknell posted a win at No. 6 singles, but Cyr then clinched the team win with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Papich at No. 3 singles.

Cyr improved to 18-3 in singles matches this season.

Keller closed out a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles over Jouravleva and freshman Brooke Bogdanovich defeated Koch, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).

Navy has won 12-straight matches in the series against Bucknell and the Mids lead the all-time series against the Bison, 12-2.

In the second match of the day against Colgate, Navy again swept the doubles matches and then won all six singles matches in straight sets.

Sophomore Aimee Dervishian and Kahatapitiya posted a 6-1 win over MacKenzie Deeter and Jordan Williams at No. 1 doubles, freshman Miranda Deng and Mackenzie defeated Kelly Klein and Cheyenne Brown at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, and senior Isabel Balsavage and freshman Tina Li bested Lauren O’Brien and Stephanie Fuentes at No. 3 doubles, 6-2.

Keller posted her second win of the day at No. 1 singles with her 6-0, 6-0 win over Colgate’s Deeter.

Keller is now 20-14 in singles matches this season and 88-57 in her career. Keller is two wins shy of tying 2014 graduate Erin Snook for first place on Navy’s all-time singles wins list with 90.

Louie-Meadors downed Colgate’s O’Brien at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0, and Hodge defeated Williams at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-1.

Louie-Meadors improved to a team-best 21-8 in singles matches this season.

Dervishian defeated Klein at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-3, Deng defeated Brown at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and Rico blanked Elinor Simek at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Navy is now 5-0 all-time against Colgate.

Navy also improves to 34-8 (.810) all-time in Patriot League Regular Season matches.

Navy’s 23 wins this season rank as the second-highest team total in program history, behind only the 2012-13 team’s record of 25-5.

Navy will next play at Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday and will then host Loyola on Senior Day on Wednesday.

Navy def. Bucknell, 6-1
Doubles - Navy wins the doubles point, 3-0 (Order of finish: 3,1,2)
No. 1 Amanda Keller / Kaylah Hodge (Navy) def. Lisa Jouravleva / Paige Leavy (Bucknell), 6-3
No. 2 Emily Louie-Meadors / Claudia Mackenzie (Navy) def. Emilie Bush / Cayla Koch (Bucknell), 6-1
No. 3 Amanda Cyr / Catalina Rico (Navy) def. Mishi Papich / Sofia Ayuso (Bucknell), 6-0

Singles (Order of finish: 2,5,6,3,1,4) No. 1 Amanda Keller (Navy) def. Lisa Jouravleva (Bucknell), 6-3, 6-3 No. 2 Ansofi Wreder (Navy) def. Paige Leavy (Bucknell), 6-2, 6-1 No. 3 Amanda Cyr (Navy) def. Mishi Papich (Bucknell), 6-2, 6-4 No. 4 Brooke Bogdanovich (Navy) def. Cayla Koch (Bucknell), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) No. 5 Danika Kahatapitiya (Navy) def. Sofia Ayuso (Bucknell), 6-0, 6-3 No. 6 Madeline Melch (Bucknell) def. Meghan O’Malley (Navy), 6-1, 6-4

Navy def. Colgate, 7-0 Doubles - Navy wins the doubles point, 3-0 (Order of finish: 2,1,3) No. 1 Aimee Dervishian / Danika Kahatapitiya (Navy) def. MacKenzie Deeter / Jordan Williams (Colgate), 6-1 No. 2 Miranda Deng / Claudia Mackenzie (Navy) def. Kelly Klein / Cheyenne Brown (Colgate), 6-0 No. 3 Isabel Balsavage / Tina Li (Navy) def. Lauren O’Brien / Stephanie Fuentes (Colgate), 6-2

Singles (Order of finish: 2,6,5,1,3,4) No. 1 Amanda Keller (Navy) def. MacKenzie Deeter (Colgate), 6-0, 6-0 No. 2 Emily Louie-Meadors (Navy) def. Lauren O’Brien (Colgate), 6-0, 6-0 No. 3 Kaylah Hodge (Navy) def. Jordan Williams (Colgate), 6-0, 6-1 No. 4 Aimee Dervishian (Navy) def. Kelly Klein (Colgate), 6-4, 6-3 No. 5 Miranda Deng (Navy) def. Cheyenne Brown (Colgate), 6-1, 6-2 No. 6 Catalina Rico (Navy) def. Elinor Simek (Colgate), 6-0, 6-0

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