March 5, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's tennis team will wrap up its 12-match homestand that lasted over a month on Wednesday when a strong Delaware squad visits Annapolis to take on the Midshipmen. Action will begin at 2:00 PM at the Brigade Sports Complex.
Navy enters the match riding a school record-tying 11-match winning streak and with a 13-3 overall record. Delaware is 4-0 with wins over Morgan State (6-1), Rutgers (4-3), Lehigh (7-0) and Saint Joseph's (4-3). This will be the third meeting between the two squads, with Delaware winning in 2011 (5-2) and Navy winning last year (4-3).
Navy is led by freshman Logan Antill (Butler, Pa.), who paces the squad in singles victories with 18 and doubles wins with 15. Her 18 wins are already the seventh most in a season in school history, while her 15 doubles victories are also seventh on the single-season list. Her 33 combined wins rank sixth on the single-season list.
Erin Snook (Jr. / Tampa, Fla.) is second on the team with 15 overall victories and is 6-2 in dual-meet action. A pair of freshmen, Sam Droop (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) and Katie Porter (Matthews, N.C.), each have seven dual-meet victories, with Porter boasting a 7-1 dual-meet mark. Darien Sears (Jr. / Silver Spring, Md.) has had a sensational month, posting an 8-2 dual-meet record with her lone losses coming to players from Syracuse and Virginia Tech. She has won six matches in a row entering Wednesday's dual with Delaware.
Navy's top doubles tandem is the pairing of Antill and Sears, which owns a 6-4 record at all three doubles spots. Freshmen Mikaela Carlson (Carmel, Ind.) and Tracy Thorsell (Martinsville, Ind.) have come on strong as of late with a 4-3 doubles record. The two pairings are the only Navy tandems to record more than two dual-meet victories.
Navy will head to Florida on Monday and Tuesday for four matches. On Monday, Navy will take on Jackson State (11:30 AM) and Quinnipiac (3:30 PM) in Kissimmee, Fla., before battling South Carolina State (11:30 AM) and Swarthmore (3:30 PM) in Orlando and Kissimmee, respectively.
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