ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s tennis team is sending players to a pair of events this weekend, as junior Stella Ribaudo and sophomore Emily Tannenbaum will travel to Wisconsin and compete in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18, while the rest of the Midshipmen are set to play at the Liberty Hidden Duals in Lynchburg, Va., on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18.
Last Time Out
The Mids opened the fall by hosting the Bill & Sandra Moore Invitational this past week, as Tannenbaum partnered with senior Casey Accola to win the doubles ‘A’ main draw, while Tannenbaum claimed the singles ‘A’ main draw as well with a win over Accola in that final … Sophomore Parvathi Shanker also claimed a flight championship by going 3-0 in the singles ‘C’ draw, while freshman Hanna Elks Smith was the runner-up in the singles ‘E’ main flight and fellow rookie Sia Chaudry overcame a quarterfinal loss to win the consolation bracket in the ‘B’ singles draw.
Ribaudo and Tannenbaum will be among the 32 women’s singles players at the three-day Milwaukee Tennis Classic, with the women’s singles draw being held at the Milwaukee Country Club … Other schools sending entrants to the women’s tournament are Butler, Duke, Indiana, Iowa State , Marquette, Mercer, Miami (Ohio), North Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Portland, Purdue, USC, VCU and Wisconsin … The Navy tandem earned their way by being the top two returning singles players for the Mids from last season, as Tannenbaum posted a 24-11 singles record as a freshman to pick up Patriot League Rookie of the Year, while Stella Ribaudo registered at 20-8 mark as a sophomore.
Off to Liberty
A contingent of Mids are traveling to the Liberty Hidden Duals at the Liberty Tennis Complex, where Navy will face competition from the host Flames, Campbell and Georgetown … The Midshipmen will battle individuals from Campbell and then Georgetown on Saturday, before playing Liberty’s squad on Sunday … Liberty was the ASUN Championship runner-up in the spring, while Campbell clinched the second seed in the 2022 Big South Championship.
The Mids take next week off before returning to action in their second home tournament of the fall, hosting the three-day Navy Blue and Gold Invitational starting on Sept. 30.