Decquir Named Player of the Year; Snook, Sears Named All-League
May 8, 2013
Patriot League Release
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Navy senior Emani Decquir has been named the Patriot League Women's Tennis Player of the Year in voting done by the seven league coaches, the league office announced on Wednesday. It marks the first time in school history that a Navy student-athlete has won one of the Patriot League's two major awards (Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year).
Decquir was also named a first-team all-Patriot League honoree and was joined on the first team by junior Erin Snook (Tampa, Fla.) while Darien Sears (Jr. / Silver Spring, Md.) was named to the second team.
Decquir, a Sacramento, Calif., native, becomes the sixth player in Patriot League history to be named to the first team four times. She is joined on the list by Army's Erin Colton (2010-13), Annie Houghton (2008-11), Annie Collier (2000-03) and Jennifer Blatty (1997-00) and Bucknell's Tania Verela (2007-10).
Decquir finished the season with a 22-12 overall record and a 14-5 mark at No. 1 singles during the spring dual-meet schedule. Her 22 wins are the seventh most in a season in school history and she finished her career with a 68-51 record, the second-most wins in school history. She recorded 42 dual-meet wins during her four years at Navy, 22 of which (22-12 record) came at No. 1 singles, with the other 20 (20-20 record) coming at No. 2 singles. She ended her career on a five-match winning streak that included a 6-2, 6-1 win over Army's Colton in the Patriot League Tournament. She went 4-1 this year against Patriot League foes and concluded her career with a 16-5 record against Patriot League opposition.
Decquir picked up singles victories over four fellow all-Patriot League selections during the regular season and a fifth win in the league tournament over Colton. She was leading in two other matches that did not finish when the team results had been clinched during the league tournament.
On the doubles side, Decquir finished with a 16-16 record in 2012-13 and a 59-58 career record, the most doubles wins by an individual in school history. Decquir played most of her doubles career at Nos. 1 (22-18 record) and 2 (23-17), where she has the record for most wins in school history at those two positions. Her 127 combined wins (68 singles, 59 doubles) are a school record and she finished 2013 with career highs in singles wins (22), doubles wins (16) and combined victories (38).
Snook, meanwhile, was named to the first team for the first time in her career after another excellent season at No. 2 singles. The Tampa, Fla., junior posted a 24-10 overall record that featured a 15-3 dual-meet record and a 6-0 record against all Patriot League opposition. Her 24 wins are tied for the second most in a season in school history and she now ranks second (24 - 2013), second (24 - 2011) and sixth (23 - 2012) on the Navy single-season wins list. She will enter her senior season in 2013-14 with a nine-match winning streak, tied for the second-longest winning streak in school history.
Snook is the school's career wins leader with a 71-28 record and has a sterling 52-12 record in dual-meet competitions, featuring a 17-1 record against Patriot League opponents. She already has 116 combined wins (71 singles, 45 doubles) to her credit entering his senior season.
Sears, a junior from Silver Spring, Md., was named to the second team one year after being honored on the first team. Playing No. 3 singles, Sears recorded a 20-11 overall mark that featured a 16-5 dual-meet record and a six-match winning streak to end the season. She finished the year with a 6-1 record against all Patriot League opposition in 2013 and her 20 victories tied for the ninth most in a season in school history.
Sears will enter her senior season with a 60-36 career mark, the fourth-most wins in a career in school history. She has added 45 doubles wins for 105 career combined victories.
Navy posted a 25-5 overall record and reached the Patriot League Tournament title match for the third straight season. Navy will lose three key members (Decquir, Dye Das, Stefanie Ton) that combined for 179 singles victories, 156 doubles victories and a combined 335 wins among them.
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