April 9, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's tennis team will look to bounce back after its first loss in over two months on Wednesday, when it hosts Towson and Maryland-Eastern Shore beginning at 2:30 PM at the Brigade Sports Complex. The Midshipmen will play Towson on the outdoor courts and UMES on the indoor courts at the same time.
Navy enters the day with a 19-4 overall mark, but saw its 17-match winning streak come to a halt on Sunday to Army by a 6-1 tally. The Midshipmen, however, still sport a gaudy 15-1 home-court record and have won 14 straight matches at home. Towson owns a 10-7 overall record and has won three of its last five matches, including a 6-1 win over Bucknell. UMES comes to Annapolis with an 0-7 record.
It will also be the final home matches for seniors Dye Das (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Emani Decquir (Sacramento, Calif.) and Stefanie Ton (Milpitas, Calif.). The trio ranks fifth, second and third, respectively, on the career singles victories list, combining for 168 singles victories and 148 doubles wins among them.
Freshman Logan Antill (Butler, Pa.) leads the Midshipmen with 21 victories to rank fifth on the Navy single-season victories list. She also paces the squad with a 20-11 doubles mark and her 41 combined victories are just one behind the school-record 42 combined victories by Erin Snook (Jr. / Tampa, Fla.) in 2011.
Snook follows with a 19-10 record and is 10-3 in dual-meet action. Snook is the school's all-time wins leader with 66 (66-28 career record). She owns a sterling 47-12 record in duals.
Decquir owns a 17-12 record, Ton is 16-9, Darien Sears (Silver Spring, Md.) is 14-11 this year and Katie Porter (Fr. / Mathews, N.C.) is 11-3 to round out Navy's lineup.
Antill and Sears pace Navy with an 11-5 dual-meet doubles record, while Decquir and Sam Droop
(Fr. / Hilton Head Island, S.C.) are 6-7.
Navy owns a 2-0 series advantage against Towson, winning by identical 6-1 scores in both 2010 and 2012. This will be the first meeting against UMES.
Navy will return to the road this weekend, when it closes out Patriot League play at Lafayette (Saturday) and Lehigh (Sunday).
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