Feb. 15, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Winners of five matches in a row, the Navy women's tennis team hosts three teams at the Brigade Sports Complex in what should be the Midshipmen's most-challenging weekend to date.
Navy will take on Manhattan on Saturday at 10:00 AM and Richmond at 3:00 PM. The Mids will then host James Madison on Sunday at 3:00 PM.
Navy owns a 2-0 series advantage against Manhattan (0-1), but it will be the first meeting against both Richmond (4-3) and James Madison (1-1). Both Richmond and James Madison are powers in their respective conferences, Richmond in the Atlantic 10 and James Madison in the CAA.
"This will be a very challenging weekend for us, but I expect us to compete and play well," said Navy head coach Keith Puryear. "Richmond and James Madison are two of the best teams in their respective conference and have a very strong tennis tradition. We have stepped up our competition this spring and matches against teams like this will only help us in the future."
Freshman Logan Antill (Butler, Pa.) continues to pace Navy, carrying a 17-6 overall record, a 5-1 dual-meet record and a four-match winning streak entering this weekend. Her 17 wins are already tied for the ninth most in a season in school history. Erin Snook (Jr. / Tampa, Fla.), who won her 100th career combined match last weekend, is 13-9 overall and 4-2 in dual-meet action. Snook is the school-record holder with 60 singles victories.
Emani Decquir (Sr. / Sacramento, Calif.) is 12-9 overall and owns a 4-2 dual record at No. 1 singles and is second on the career singles wins list with 58. Freshman Sam Droop (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) is 11-9 overall and 4-4 in dual-meet action and Stefanie Ton (Sr. / Milpitas, Calif.), Dye Das (Sr. / Cherry Hill, N.J.) and Gabby Winter (So. / Orlando, Fla.) all have won 10 matches this year.
Ton also joined the 100-win club (combined) last weekend and ranks third on the career singles wins list with 54.
Navy has struggled in doubles play a bit this year, owning just a 49-47 (.510) overall mark and a 17-13 (.567) dual-meet record. The Mids have lost the doubles point in four of their 10 matches this spring, including in two of the last three matches (both wins).
Antill and Darien Sears (Jr. / Silver Spring, Md.) are 5-2 in dual-meet action, the lone doubles pairing with more than two victories.
Navy remains home next weekend by hosting Seton Hall and Drexel on Sunday, Feb. 24, beginning at 9:00 AM.
# GO NAVY #