April 19, 2014
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The second-seeded Army women's tennis team topped third-seeded Navy, 4-0, in a Patriot League Semifinal match on Saturday at Bucknell's Varsity Tennis Courts. The Black Knights improve to 23-3 and advance to the Patriot League title game for the 16th year in row, while the Midshipmen finish 21-8.
Army won the doubles point, taking two of the three matches over Navy. Senior Della Taylor and junior Elle Taylor notched an 8-0 victory at the top position before the Mids received an 8-5 win from Sam Droop and Darien Sears at the No. 3 slot. In the deciding No. 2 match, Black Knight senior Jamila Paul and sophomore Carolyn Pitman earned an 8-6 win to improve to 22-0 on the year.
After not playing in Friday's quarterfinal win over Colgate, Army sophomore Gabriella Spindler was the first Black Knight to post a singles win, as she took a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Droop at the third flight. Pitman was a 6-2, 6-3 winner over Sears at No. 2 before Army freshman Nancy Porter clinched the win for the second day in a row with a 6-3, 6-3 over Navy's Katie Porter in the sixth position.
Army will look for its 10th straight Patriot League Tournament Championship when it faces top-seeded Boston University in the title match tomorrow at noon. The Black Knights and the Terriers met in both teams' regular-season finale on April 13, with Boston University collecting a 7-0 win. This season marks Boston University's first in the Patriot League.
Army 4, Navy 0
1. Della Taylor/Elle Taylor (A) def. Mikaela Carlson/Noelle Kaufmann (N) 8-0
2. Jamila Paul/Carolyn Pitman (A) def. Katie Porter/Erin Snook (N) 8-6
3. Darien Sears/Sam Droop (N) def. Maya Parker/Nancy Porter (A) 8-5
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
1. Jamila Paul (A) led Erin Snook (N) 6-4, 6-6, 3-1 (DNF)
2. Carolyn Pitman (A) def. Darien Sears (N) 6-2, 6-3
3. Gabriella Spindler (A) def. Sam Droop (N) 6-1, 6-4
4. Gabby Winter (N) led Della Taylor (A) 7-5, 4-5 (DNF)
5. Elle Taylor (A) def. Mikaela Carlson (N) 3-6, 6-3, 4-0 (DNF)
6. Nancy Porter(A) def. Katie Porter (N) 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 6
2014 Patriot League Women's Tennis Tournament
Thursday, April 17 - First Round
Lafayette 4, Holy Cross 0
Friday, April 18 - Quarterfinals
Boston University 4, Lafayette 0
Bucknell 4, Lehigh 0
Army 4, Colgate 0
Navy 4, Loyola 0
Saturday, April 19 - Semifinals
Boston University 4, Bucknell 0
Army 4, Navy 0
Sunday, April 20 - Championship
No. 1 Boston University vs. No. 2 Army, noon