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Bonnies Open 2019 Fall Season At Navy Invitational

Bonnies Open 2019 Fall Season At Navy Invitational

Friday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 15
Annapolis, MD – Brigade Sports Complex

The St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team begins its 2019 fall slate with a trip to the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, MD this weekend. The invitational runs Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 15. Action on Friday begins at 12:00 p.m. while play on Saturday and Sunday begins at 9:00 a.m. Also competing at this weekend's invitational are Binghamton, Bucknell, Fairleigh Dickinson, Howard, Lehigh, Monmouth, Navy and Niagara.

The Bonnies return all six players from last year's roster, including sophomores Penelope Abreu and Emily Stanley who led the team last season with 13 singles wins each. Head coach Michael Bates welcomes back just one senior in Kahlei Reisinger. Also returning for the Bonnies is junior Buse Gunay and fellow sophomores Andrea Roque and Paula Velilla. Abreu and Roque led the Bonnies last season with 11 doubles wins at the No. 1 flight.

Head coach Michael Bates brought in two newcomers for the 2019-20 season – Amara Young and Amelia Haley. Young was selected to represent Central Indiana in the 2018 Marian Wood Baird Cup and held a 6-0 record at the 2018 Go for the Gold USTA National Level 3. Haley was a four-year varsity letter winner, a team captain and a PIAA state quarterfinalist in doubles play.

"We are looking forward to getting started," Bates said. "With the players we have coming back and the experience that they have from last year, I think it's going to help us this year. They are hungry and want to do better."

The Bonnies will have plenty of opportunities to compete this fall with three more competitions on the docket. Bona travels to the Army Invitational Sept. 27. and ITA Regionals Oct. 17. St. Bonaventure will host a fall classic at the SBU Tennis Courts beginning Oct. 4. Click here for the full schedule.

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