Army West Point Named Women’s Tennis Champions After 4-2 Win Over Navy
West Point, N.Y. – Army West Point claimed its 14th Patriot League Women’s Tennis Championship title with a 4-2 victory over No. 1 Navy at the Malek Tennis Center in West Point, N.Y. on Sunday afternoon. The Black Knights, who were playing in the tournament as the second seed earned the League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship.
The Black Knights dropped the doubles point to Navy as the Midshipmen took wins on courts one and three.
Despite being down a point, Army West Point claimed the first the singles point when Kirby Einck won at No. 4 over Ansofi Wreder 6-1, 6-4 to tie the overall score.
Navy took a 2-1 lead as Carlee Conway nabbed a 6-2, 6-3 win over Army West Point’s Danna Funaro at No. 5 singles. Army West Point then took the lead and later the win after the team earned wins at No. 3, No. 6 and No. 1 singles.
The Black Knights’ Ana Joyner was named the tournament MVP after winning her singles matches today.
DOUBLES (Order: 3, 2, 1)
1. Amanda Keller/Kaylah Hodge (NAVY) def. Ana Joyner/Melanie Allen (AWP), 7-6(4)
2. Genevieve McCormick/Danna Funaro (AWP) def. Emily Louie-Meadors/Claudia Mackenzie (NAVY), 7-5
3. Amanda Cyr/Caralina Rico (NAVY) def. Kirby Einck/Gloria Son (AWP), 6-3
SINGLES (Order: 4, 5, 3, 6, 1)
1. Ana Joyner (AWP) def. Amanda Keller (NAVY), 6-3, 7-6(8)
2. Melanie Allen (AWP) vs. Emily Louie-Meadors (NAVY), 6-4, 5-7, 0-1 DNF
3. Genevieve McCormick (AWP) def. Josie Rogers (NAVY), 7-5, 6-4
4. Kirby Einck (AWP) def. Ansofi Wreder (NAVY), 6-1, 6-4
5. Carlee Conway (NAVY) def. Danna Funaro (AWP), 6-2, 6-3
6. Gloria Son (AWP) def. Kaylah Hodge (NAVY), 7-6(1), 6-3
John “Pat” Rooney Tournament MVP: Ana Joyner, Army West Point