April 23, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The seeds and schedule are set for the 2013 Patriot League Women’s Tennis Tournament, which takes place Friday-Sunday at the Malek Courts on the campus of the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
In the event that play is forced indoors because of inclement weather, the matches will move to the Lichtenberg Tennis Center also on Army’s campus.
The host Black Knights went a perfect 6-0 during the League schedule to claim the tournament’s top seed. That coveted position brings with it a quarterfinal bye, so Army will await the winner of Friday’s first quarterfinal between No. 4 Colgate and fifth-seeded Lehigh.
Navy went 4-1 against League teams to claim the No. 2 seed. Bucknell posted a 3-2 mark in League play for the No. 3 seed, while Colgate earned the fourth seed with a 2-3 League mark. Lehigh claimed the fifth seed at 2-4.
ITA rankings were required to break the tie between Holy Cross (0-2) and Lafayette (0-5), since the teams did not play during the regular season, shared the same record against common League opponents and did not play the same non-League foe. ITA rankings placed the Crusaders ahead of the Leopards, so Holy Cross was awarded the sixth seed and Lafayette the No. 7 seed.
A preview of the tournament will be out later this week.
2013 Patriot League Women’s Tennis Tournament Schedule
Friday, April 26 – Quarterfinals
No. 4 Colgate vs. No. 5 Lehigh – 9 a.m.
No. 2 Navy vs. No. 7 Lafayette – Noon
No. 3 Bucknell vs. No. 6 Holy Cross – 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – Semifinals
No. 1 Army vs. Colgate/Lehigh winner – 10 a.m.
Navy/Lafayette winner vs. Bucknell/Holy Cross winner – 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – Championship 1 p.m.