April 23, 2013
Patriot League Championship Site
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- By virtue of its 4-1 Patriot League mark, the Navy women's tennis team has been named the No. 2 seed for this weekend's Patriot League Tournament to be played Friday through Sunday in West Point, N.Y. The Midshipmen will open tournament play at noon against seventh-seeded Lafayette in Friday's quarterfinals.
The Midshipmen defeated Lafayette, 7-0, on April 13 in Easton, Pa.
Navy enters the tournament with a 23-4 overall record and has won 21 of its last 22 matches after starting the spring season with a 2-3 mark. Navy's lone loss came during that span came in a 6-1 setback to Army on April 7 in West Point. Navy's four wins against Patriot League foes have come by a 27-1 margin and the Mids are unbeaten in singles play against the other four teams.
In just its fourth season of competition in the Patriot League, Navy has been named a top three seed all four years. The Mids were a No. 3 seed in 2010 and a No. 2 seed in 2011 and 2013 while garnering the top seed last year.
All six of Navy's dual-meet starters own at least 11 dual-meet victories and 15 wins overall. Four of the starters (Logan Antill, Emani Decquir, Erin Snook and Stefanie Ton) have won at least 20 matches, led by Snook's and Antill's 23 victories.
Should Navy advance past Lafayette, the Midshipmen would face the winner of third-seeded Bucknell and sixth-seeded Holy Cross in Saturday afternoon's semifinals at 2:00 PM. Navy has beaten Bucknell this year by a 7-0 margin, but has not faced Holy Cross.
Army (20-6, 6-0 PL) was named the top seed and enters the weekend having won eight straight Patriot League championships. The Black Knights will receive a bye on Friday and will play the winner of fourth-seeded Colgate and fifth-seeded Lehigh in Saturday's semifinals.
Sunday's finals will be played at 1:00 PM with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Navy is looking for its first league title and subsequent NCAA Tournament bid.
# GO NAVY #