Rick Johnston catches up with the women's tennis team after Tuesday's NCAA Selection Show.
"Erin had her best start of the season during the fall. She's playing her best tennis to start the spring this year. After a bit of a slow start last year, she won all of her league games last year, which is what counts." - Head Coach Paul Peck
2011-12: First team All-Patriot League for the third conesecutive year ... provided the match-clinching point in Army's Patriot League Championship win over Navy ... defeated Darien Sears, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, for the point ... named the tournament's co-MVP with teammate Natalie Allen ... went undefeated in her final seven matches of the year which included two no-decisions ... went 4-0 against conference foes in singles play ... played the dual season exclusively at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles alongside Jamila Paul ... pair won 14 of their final 16 matches, including two in the conference tournament ... 19-3 doubles record ranked second on the team in winning percentage (.864).
2010-11: First team All-Patriot League honoree for the second straight year ... tied for second on the team with a career-best 20 doubles wins ... went 10-5 in doubles dual matches, including 4-0 against Patriot League foes ... collected doubles wins against Lehigh and Navy in the fall and Bucknell and Colgate in the spring ... went 5-6 in singles matches, including 4-0 against conference rivals ... won singles matches against Lafayette, Bucknell, Colgate and Lehigh ... was ahead in both singles matches of the Patriot League Tournament before Army clinched the matches ... won her final five singles matches of the regular season after starting the dual season 0-6.
2009-10: Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... first team All-Patriot League performer ... played the entire spring at No. 2 singles, but truly shined in the doubles game ... 10-11 in singles heading to the postseason ... 17-7 doubles mark this year, bolstered by a 14-win effort in the spring ... with partner Annie Hang in doubles, posted a 4-0 mark against Patriot League opponents ... the pair went 13-5 during the spring.
Background: Four-star recruit out of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area ... ranked 10th in the talent-rich Sunshine State ... landed 51st nationally according to Tennisrecruiting.net ... first team All-Broward County singles player, along with second team honors in doubles ... 2005 high school state champion ... 5-8 right-hander played under head coach Carol Deopsomer for Broward and private coach Nick Saviano ... national doubles open finalist.
Personal:Erin Brittany Colton ... daughter of Scott and Tracy Colton ... born Sept. 18, 1990, in Pembroke Park, Fla. ... has two siblings, Courtney and Chase ... Company H2 ... major is systems management.