April 10, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's tennis team will close out the home portion of its 2012 schedule on Wednesday when it hosts Towson. The match will begin at 3:00 PM at the Tose Family Tennis Center at the Brigade Sports Complex. Navy enters the match with an 18-1 overall record while Towson is 11-9 overall.
Navy hasn't played since a sweep of the Lehigh Valley schools, defeating Lafayette (7-0) and Lehigh (6-1) on March 31 and April 1, respectively. Of Navy's 18 wins this year, 11 of them have been by scores of 6-1 or 7-0. In addition, Navy has won the doubles point in three straight matches after dropping the doubles point in the six previous matches from Feb. 26 to March 24.
Navy was scheduled to play Howard last Thursday, but that match was canceled and will not be made up.
Several Midshipmen have had spectacular seasons, highlighted currently by Noelle Kaufmann (Fr. / Westlake, Ohio). Kaufmann is currently sporting a school-record 12-match winning streak, owning a 12-0 dual-meet mark and a 17-5 record overall. She is aided by Erin Snook (Jr. / Tampa, Fla.), who stands 20-5 overall, 16-1 in dual-meet action and has won seven straight matches. Snook, Stefanie Ton (Jr. / Milpitas, Calif.) and Emani Decquir (Jr. / Sacramento, Calif.) share the school record for career victories at 44 each.
Gabby Winter (Fr. / Orlando, Fla.) leads Navy with 22 victories and has won seven straight matches while owning a 12-5 dual-meet record. She needs just two wins to set the school record for single-season victories set last year by Darien Sears (Jr. / Silver Spring, Md.) and Snook at 24 wins apiece.
Other Navy regulars include Ton (17-8 overall / 13-2 duals), Decquir (17-8 overall / 10-5 duals) and Sears (15-14 overall / 11-6 duals).
Navy owns a 92-22 (.807) record during dual-meet action in singles play, including a sizzling 22-2 (.917) against Patriot League opponents. Navy is 35-22 (.614) in doubles play and 8-4 (.667) against Patriot League foes. The pairing of Kaufmann and Snook have Navy's top doubles record with a 15-12 mark.
This will be the second meeting between the two schools with Navy winning the lone previous encounter, a 6-1 decision over the Tigers in the 2010 season.
Navy will close out the regular season on Friday, April 13, at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. The Patriot League Tournament will be held on April 20-22 in Bethlehem, Pa.
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