March 10, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy women's tennis team (13-3) will play four matches over a two-day period in the Orlando, Florida area this week on the program's annual spring break trip.
Navy will play two matches on Tuesday, opening with Coastal Carolina (8-2) at 8:00 AM before taking on St. Could State (6-7) at 6:00 PM. Both matches will be played at the Winter Park Tennis Center at Azalea Lane in Orlando.
Navy will play two more matches on Wednesday at the Lake Eva Tennis Center in nearby Haines City. The Mids will face Quinnipiac (2-5) at 9:00 AM and will play Robert Morris (1-5) at 12:30 PM. All four matches will be played outdoors.
Coastal Carolina defeated Navy, 6-1, in the only series meeting in 2011 in Orlando. Navy is 2-0 all-time against Quinnipiac, having defeated the Bobcats in Orlando in each of the last two seasons. Navy will be facing both Robert Morris and Division II St. Cloud State for the first time.
Navy will be spending spring break in Florida for the fourth straight year. Navy went 3-0 on last year's trip, defeating Jackson State (6-1), Quinnipiac (4-3) and Swarthmore (6-1).
Navy is coming off a 7-0 win over Delaware last Tuesday, sweeping an opponent for the third time this season (Saint Francis U and Morgan State). The Mids are 5-1 over their last six matches with the only loss coming to No. 45 DePaul.
Two Mids will have a homecoming this week as senior Erin Snook hails from Tampa and junior Gabby Winter is an Orlando native.
Snook is Navy's all-time leader in singles wins (82) and combined wins (137) while ranking second in doubles wins (55). Senior Darien Sears is second in program history in singles wins (74), third in doubles wins (53) and tied for second in combined wins (127) with 2013 graduate Emani Decquir.
Sears leads Navy in overall wins this year (14-7), while sophomore Sam Droop
has the team's best dual match record at 9-2.
Following the spring break matches, Navy will have nine days off before hosting Howard and St. Bonaventure at the Brigade Sports Complex on March 22.