May 8, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Four members of the Navy women's tennis team were honored on the all-Patriot League team, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. It marks the second straight season that Navy has had at least three players named all-Patriot League and Navy has earned seven all-league accolades over the last two seasons.
The Midshipmen posted a 20-3 overall record, grabbed the Patriot League Tournament top seed by going 4-0 during Patriot League regular-season play and advanced to the league finals for the second straight year, all coming in just its third year as a varsity program.
Leading the way were first-team honorees Emani Decquir (Jr. / Sacramento, Calif.) and Darien Sears (So. / Silver Spring, Md.). Stefanie Ton (Jr. / Milpitas, Calif.) and Erin Snook (So. / Tampa, Fla.) were named to the second team.
Decquir earns her third first-team all-Patriot League accolade after another strong season at No. 2 singles. Decquir posted a 19-10 overall record and a 12-7 mark during the spring. Decquir went 5-1 against all Patriot League opposition and her 19 wins were the sixth most by an individual in school history. She ranks second on the school's career singles wins list with 46, is first in doubles victories with 43 and first in combined wins with 89. She won six of her last eight matches during the season.
Sears played the entire season at No. 1 singles posting a 16-16 overall record and a 12-8 dual-meet record. Sears, who spent her freshman campaign playing No. 4 singles, went 3-1 against Patriot League opposition during the regular season. She owns a 40-25 career record to rank fourth on the career wins list and her 16 wins this past season were the 10th most in school history. It is Sears' first all-Patriot League honor.
Snook had perhaps the top individual season in school history as she posted a 23-6 overall record that featured a 19-2 dual-meet record at No. 4 singles. She went 6-0 against all Patriot League opposition, allowing her foes to win just nine combined games in the six matches. Snook's 23 wins were the fourth most in a season in school history, while her .793 (23-6) winning percentage is tops in school history. Only a sophomore, she is already the school's career wins leader with a 47-18 record, including a remarkable 37-9 (.804) during the spring dual-meet season. She owns 80 combined wins (47 in singles and 33 in doubles). It is Snook's first all-Patriot League accolade.
Ton was named to the second team for the second straight year after recording a 17-11 overall mark and a 13-5 dual-meet record, while playing No. 3 singles for the third straight season. She went 3-1 against Patriot League opposition and boasted winning streaks of eight and five matches, respectively, during the course of the spring. Her 17 wins this year were the ninth most in a season in school history and she currently ranks third on both the career singles (44) and doubles (40) wins charts. She owns 84 combined victories, the second most in school history.
Army's Jamila Paul was named Player of the Year, coach Paul Peck was the Coach of the Year and Natalie Allen was the Rookie of the Year. Just three players outside of Navy and Army were named to the all-Patriot League squad.
Navy loses no players from its 2012 squad and head coach Keith Puryear, who needs just two wins for 500 in his career and owns a 55-17 (.764) in just three seasons at Navy, will welcome in a recruiting class that is among the nation's best mid-major classes in America according to TennisRecruiting.net(.)
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