Women’s Tennis to Play Three Matches This Weekend
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women’s tennis team (2-2) will play three matches this weekend, including its first Patriot League match of the 2018 spring season. The Mids will take on George Washington, Mount St. Mary’s and Boston University.
Navy will play at George Washington (2-0) on Friday at 1 PM and will host Mount St. Mary’s (0-2) on Saturday at 10 AM at the Tose Family Tennis Center inside the Brigade Sports Complex. Navy will then open league play at Boston University (1-3) on Sunday at 9 AM at the Winchester Tennis Center in Winchester, Mass.
Navy has opened the spring dual season at 2-2. The Mids have defeated St. Bonaventure (6-1) and Saint Francis U (7-0), while falling to Penn State (4-3) and Old Dominion (7-0).
Seniors Carlee Conway and Amanda Keller have each won 10 singles matches this year. Conway is 10-4 and Keller is 10-7. Conway was 9-2 during the fall tournament season. Sophomore Emily Louie-Meadors is 9-4 overall in singles this year and a team-best 2-1 in dual matches.
Keller and sophomore Kaylah Hodge are a team-best 10-4 in doubles matches this season.
Keller is currently tied for second place all-time at Navy in career singles wins (78) with 2014 graduate Darien Sears. She is also one singles or doubles win away from tying Sears for second on Navy’s career combined wins list at 136. Erin Snook ’14 is Navy’s all-time leader in career singles wins (90), doubles wins (61) and combined wins (151).
Navy will be facing George Washington for the seventh time in series history on Friday. The Colonials defeated Navy last season, 5-2, and GW holds a 5-1 lead in the all-time series against the Mids. Navy’s lone win in the series came in 2014 (4-3).
George Washington has defeated Harvard (4-3) and Delaware (5-2) in its two dual matches this spring.
Navy and Mount St. Mary’s will be meeting for the third time on Saturday. Navy leads the all-time series against the Mountaineers, 2-0. Navy defeated the Mount last year, 6-1. Navy also defeated Mount St. Mary’s in 2011, 6-1.
Mount St. Mary’s has lost to Towson (7-0) and George Mason (5-2) in its two dual matches this spring.
The match on Sunday will be the Patriot League opener for both Navy and Boston U. Navy will be opening its ninth season of Patriot League play. The Mids have an all-time Patriot League regular season record of 30-7 (.811) under head coach Keith Puryear.
Boston U. enters the weekend at 1-3. The Terriers have defeated Liberty (5-2), but have fallen to Dartmouth (5-2), Boston College (6-1) and Yale (5-2). Boston will play at Harvard on Saturday before facing the Mids on Sunday.
The Terriers have won four straight Patriot League Tournament titles since joining the conference prior to the 2013-14 season. Navy lost a pair of close matches to Boston last season, falling 4-3 in the regular season and 4-2 in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals. Boston U. is 5-0 all-time against Navy.
Following its three matches this weekend, Navy will next host James Madison on Friday, February 9 at 2:00 PM.