Women’s tennis is on its way to the Patriot League competition in Loyola on Wednesday

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy’s women’s tennis team (20-4, 3-0 Patriot League) returns for the Patriot League match on Wednesday at. 15.00 as it travels to Baltimore for a competition against Loyola (10-4-1, 3-2 Patriot League). Free, live results of Wednesday’s match will be provided via NavySports.com.


ALL-TIME SERIES

In a series dating back to the 2010 season, the Midshipmen have won each of their 12 all-time matches against Loyola. The two programs met in Annapolis last season for a competition in which the Navy got a 7-0 decision over the Greyhounds.

LAST TIME OUT

Over the weekend, the Navy shared a pair of non-conference matches against Howard and No. 33 Old Dominion. The Midshipmen opened the weekend with a 6-1 win over Bison on Saturday, highlighted by sweeping the doubles competition and taking four of the six singles matches in equal sets.

On Sunday against the nationally ranked Monarchs, the Mids saw their winning streak of four games end. The Navy lost the double point for just the third time this double season before being swept into singles to cement the 7-0 decision in favor of ODU.

NAVY PRIMER
Overall record: 20-4
Home record: 16-1
Away record: 1-2
Neutral record: 3-1
Patriot League record / position: 3-0 / First
Streak: L1
Main advisor: Keith Puryear In the 14th season with the Navy, 33rd overall (696-389)

SCOUT MIDDLE CHILDREN
MAKES THE OPINION: Leading for Mids this season in singles is newcomer Emily Tannenbaum (Fr., Commack, NY) with a record of 22-11. The recent graduate has also achieved an impressive 12-5 mark in the spring on the singles circuit, where 10 of her victories come between No. 1 and No. 2.

Following Tannenbaum among the team leaders in singles victories this season is the pairing off Meghana Komarraju (Sr., Vienna, Va.) And Kacey Moore (Sr., Wellington, Fla.) With 21 wins apiece. Komarraju has written an 8-2 mark over his last 10 singles competitions, while Moore has a 7-3 mark over his last 10 matches and a perfect 3-0 record during Patriot League games.

TOP TANDEMER: The duo of Komarraju and Katreina Corpuz (Sr., Ewa Beach, Hawai’i) has the team’s best 17 wins in doubles this season, including an impressive 10-3 in doubles. The pair have won seven of their last 10 competitions and have a record of 5-1 at the No. 1 position. Moore and Jillian Taggart (Jr., Fair Oaks, California) have teamed up for 11 wins, eight of which have come this spring in No. 1 doubles matches.

RECORD BOOK CHECK: With his singles victory over Howard over the weekend, Moore moved into fourth place on the Navy’s all-time singles victory list with 69 wins. The senior also ranks in the top-10 for career victory percentage in singles (0.704). Tannenbaum are just two wins away from equaling the fifth-most singles wins of a season in the program’s history (24), while Komarraju and Moore are three wins away from making the list.

CHASING 700: With Mids’ 6-1 win over Howard on Saturday, the Navy’s head coach Keith Puryear stands only four wins left at 700 for his career. Now in its 14th season at the helm of the Midshipmen women’s tennis program, Puryear has led the team to 253 victories. Prior to the Navy, Puryear served as the head coach of the UMBC men’s tennis team for 19 seasons, along with leading the Retriever women’s tennis program for 17 years, winning a total of 443 victories.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: The Midshipmen played their last home game of the season last Saturday against Howard and earned a 6-1 victory. The Navy finished its home run for the 2022 double season with a record of 16-1, equivalent to a .941 victory percentage. The mark is a draw for the best home win percentage for a single season in the program’s history.

JUMP BACK: The Navy has found success in matches immediately following a defeat this season, with a perfect 3-0 record that includes surpassing opponents by a wide margin of 19-2. After the loss to Old Dominion on March 24, its last defeat before Sunday, the Navy got four wins in a row and lost only three points over that stretch.

AFTER SEASON IN THE HORIZON: Mids are scheduled to play their last two regular Patriot League games this week, starting with Loyola on Wednesday. The Navy will then end its regular season with a game against Boston University on Saturday before learning its seeding for the Patriot League tournament. Midshipmen are currently tied at the top of the league standings with the Terriers, as each program holds a record of 3-0 in Patriot League games.

LOYOLA PRIMER
Overall record: 10-4-1
Home record: 6-2-1
Away record: 2-1
Neutral record: 2-1
Patriot League record / position: 3-2 / Sixth
Streak: W1
Main advisor: Rick McClure In Season 42

SPECIES THE WIND DOGS
LAST TIME OUT: Last time out, Loyola earned a narrow, 4-3, victory over Bucknell to secure his third win in his last four games. The highlight of the competition came at the No. 5 single when Abby Decker averted two match-point opportunities from his Bucknell opponent to win a match in three sets, securing the one-point decision for the Greyhounds.

MAKES THE OPINION: Decker leads Loyola this season in singles, with a perfect 11-0 record that includes eight wins at No. 5 position. Olivia Tracey has seen the most action at the No. 1 singles for Greyhounds, with a record of 6-8.

TOP TANDEMER: In doubles, the duo Decker and Genevieve Wurtz have jointly won each of their last four matches, which has improved their record of the season to 8-2. The pair have played exclusively at No. 3 position this season, while Tracey and Anna Rico have played 14 team-high matches at No. 1 spot for a record of 5-9.

NEXT

Following its match against Loyola on Wednesday, the Navy will return to action on Saturday as it travels to host Boston U. in a crucial regular-season final. The action is scheduled to begin at. 11.00, waiting for the weather to move the competition indoors.

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