Women’s tennis welcoming Bill and Sandra Moore to the invitation to launch the fall campaign


ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s tennis team begins the 2022-23 season this weekend, opening the fall roster by hosting the 13th Bill and Sandra Moore Invitational from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11. Held at the Brigade Sports Complex, the Moore Invitational will utilize both the six indoor courts at Tose Family Center and the six outdoor courts at Fluegel-Moore Tennis Stadium.

A midday start on Friday will kick off the invitation, while competition on Saturday and Sunday is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

Tournament Schedule
Friday: Doubles through to the semi-finals, for both the main draw and the consolation draw. Main Draw Singles through to Quarter-Finals.
Saturday: The main draw and consolation doubles semi-finals followed. Quarter-finals and semi-finals of singles and consolation singles.
Sunday: Doubles Main Draw Finals, Doubles Consolation Finals. Singles Main Draw Finals, Singles Consolation Finals.

Scout the competition

The contenders welcome participants from Patriot League foe Lehigh as well as student-athletes from Binghamton, George Mason, Johns Hopkins, Mary Washington, Monmouth and St. Bonaventure… Five of the teams were also in the 2021 Moore Invitational, as Binghamton , Lehigh, Mary Washington, Monmouth and St. Bonaventure are all making the trip to Annapolis for the second straight season… For Lehigh, this will be their first competition since the Mids beat the Mountain Hawks 4-0 in April at Patriot 2022 Championship Quarter-Finals.

Aspirants Overview

The head coach Keith Puryear and Associate Head Coach Alessandra Pedergnana enter 2022-23 campaign with nine returning Mids, headlined by former Patriot League premier Jillian Taggart and the PL rookie of the year 2022, Emilie Tannenbaum.

Taggart takes over as team captain after graduation from Meghana Komarrajuas the team will also be looking to fill the holes in the lineups left by Komarraju, Katreina Corpuz and a two-time All-Patriot League selection. The senior captain compiled a team-best tournament record of 11-5 last year and played No. 1 in singles 17 times in doubles matches. Taggart was also an ITA scholar-athlete in 2022 alongside his junior teammate Stella Ribaudo, with Ribaudo being one of two Mids to record 20 or more wins last season. The pair are joined in the upper ranks by seniors Casey Accola and juniors Corinne Farid and Samantha Johns.

Tannenbaum will again look to lead the Mids in overall wins after going a team-leading 24-11, including a perfect 4-0 in Patriot League games and a 9-point record -3 in second position in singles. She also posted a perfect 9-0 doubles mark in partnership with Accola. Tannenbaum’s sophomore classmates Sylvia Eklund (18-5), Kate Lee (10-4) and Parvati Hole Punch (13-6) all come out of campaigns with double-digit singles wins as well, while Eklund and Lee have paired 10 times in doubles to go 7-3.

Puryear’s freshman class is highly regarded, as the four newcomers have been ranked the 24th best intermediate recruiting class by TennisRecruiting.net. Led by five-star signee and 2022 Virginia top prospect Sia Chaudrythe group also includes a four-star rookie and two-time Mississippi State 1A singles champion Christina Danfordthree stars Hanna Elks Smith and three-time Missouri State doubles champion Ellie Choat.

Next

Navy will split up next week, with two Mids set to compete in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic September 16-18, while the rest of the team heads to the Liberty Hidden Duals on September 17-18.

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