Bonnies Travel To Loyola (MD), Navy To Begin 2019 Campaign

Bonnies Travel To Loyola (MD), Navy To Begin 2019 Campaign

Friday, Jan. 18 – 7:00 p.m.
Loyola, MD

Saturday, Jan. 19 – 1:00 p.m.
Annapolis, MD

The St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team opens its 2019 spring campaign with a pair of matches on the road starting with a trip to Loyola (MD) Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. The Bonnies' second match of the weekend will be against Navy. That match is slated to start at 1:00 p.m.

The 2018 fall season for the Bonnies included trips to the ITA Regionals, Army Black Knight Invite and the Navy Invitational. Leading the way for the Brown and White in singles action was sophomore Buse Gunay who tallied four wins for the Bonnies in the fall. Freshman Emily Stanley added two singles wins for Bona. The freshman pair of Penelope Abreu and Andrea Roque teamed up for two wins in doubles action to pace the Bonnies.

Friday's match for the Greyhounds will be their first of the spring season. Loyola (MD) finished last season with an overall record of 14-4 and 3-3 in conference play before falling to Boston University, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League tournament.

Navy enters the weekend with a 0-1 record in the spring season after falling 7-0 to Penn State on Jan. 13. A season ago, the Mids finished with a record of 27-6 and 5-1 in the Patriot League. Navy advanced to the finals of the Patriot League tournament, falling to Army, 4-2.

"We have four freshmen in our lineup right now," head coach Mike Bates said. "They got a lot of experience in the fall and have plenty of confidence heading into the spring. We have a strong lineup and with Kahlei at three she brings experience into the lineup heading into her third year. We are looking forward to the spring season with the experience and knowledge we have."

The Bonnies return to action Friday, Jan. 25 when they host Akron at the St. Bonaventure Fitness Center at 10:00 a.m. in the teams home opener.

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