Women’s Tennis outlasts BU, claims second straight PL Crown

By Stephen Waldman Army Athletic Communications

  The third-seeded Army West Point Women’s Tennis team celebrates after it outlasts top-seeded Boston University, 4-3, to claim its second consecutive Patriot League Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Central Pennsylvania Tennis Center in Williamsport, Pa.                                         Photo by Army Athletic Communications
  Army West Point Women’s Tennis team’s No. 1 singles player, sophomore Ana Joyner, defeated Boston University’s Shelly Yaloz 7-5, 7-5 as part of the Black Knights 4-3 victory over the Terriers Sunday at the Central Pennsylvania Tennis Center in Williamsport, Pa. Photo by Eric S. Bartelt/PV

The third-seeded Army West Point Women’s Tennis team outlasted top-seeded Boston University, 4-3, to claim its second consecutive Patriot League Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Central Pennsylvania Tennis Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
The Black Knights improved to 22-7 on the year, while the Terriers closed out their season with a record of 14-9.
Army claimed the pivotal doubles point for the 22nd time this season with both the No. 1 team of freshmen Stephanie Dolehide and Caroline Vincent and the No. 3 team of sophomores Hannah Boubel and Sasha Inchauste winning in a 7-6 tiebreaker.
The Black Knights never conceded their advantage to the Terriers and saw Boubel clinch the title with a three-set thriller in the fifth singles flight.

How it happened
Singles (Order: 6, 3, 2, 1, 4, 5)
1. Sophomore Ana Joyner def. Shelly Yaloz, 7-5, 7-5;
2. Remi Ramos def. Vincent, 6-3, 6-2;
3. Dolehide def. Emily Kim, 7-5, 6-0;
4. Lily Burchell def. senior Genevieve McCormick, 6-1, 6-7 (9-11), 6-0;
5. Boubel def. Sabrina Faybyshev 6-2, 5-7, 6-3;
6. Katya Martens def. freshman Sam DiMaio, 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles (Order: 2, 3, 1)
1. Dolehide/Vincent def. Lily Burchell/Remi Ramos, 7-6 (8-6);
2. Emily Kim/Shelly Yaloz def. DiMaio/senior Kirby Einck, 6-0;
3. Boubel/Inchauste def. Sabrina Faybyshev/Katya Martens, 7-6 (7-4).

Army highlights and game notes
• Army won its 15th Patriot League crown in program history.
• This marks the first time in program history the Black Knights have won the Patriot League Tournament in consecutive years without being the No. 1 seed either time.
• It was the first time the Cadets won back-to-back league titles since winning nine-straight from 2005-13.
• The Black Knights improved to 20-2 when winning the doubles point in 2019.
• Boubel was named the John “Pat” Rooney Award winner as the tournament’s most valuable player.
• Boubel and Inchauste were Army’s top doubles team in the tournament, posting a perfect 2-0 mark.
• Inchauste won her 15th doubles match of the year.
• Boubel documented her 15th singles win of the season.
• The Fredericksburg, Texas, native contributed her first postseason win for the Black Knights.
• Joyner and Dolehide were a perfect 2-0 in singles play in the tournament, joining Kirby Einck and freshman Paola Bou for the best singles record on the team this weekend.
• Joyner tallied her 10th win of the season in the top singles position.
• Joyner moved into a tie with Allyson Toce for sixth in program history with her 21st career victory at No. 1 singles.
The team learned it is headed to Seattle to face the host 10th-ranked Washington Huskies in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, during its annual selection show on Monday.