#Seawolves head to Maryland to compete for third straight conference championship
April 24, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
The Stony Brook women's tennis team will begin its quest for a third straight America East Championship title Saturday at the Wilde Lake Tennis Club in Columbia, Md.
The Seawolves, who went 4-0 in conference play to earn the No. 1 seed, will have a bye in the first round and await the winner of No. 4 UMBC and No. 5 Albany. Saturday's semifinal match begins at 9 a.m.
Stony Brook (13-3) has not lost a dual match since February 28 at Princeton. The Seawolves have won 10 straight matches entering this weekend.
Junior Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) will lead the squad into the Championship with a 9-3 record at No. 1 singles. Stony Brook has received consistent play throughout the lineup as each of the regulars have posted at least eight wins in dual matches.
Movchan and junior Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, U.K.) have been outstanding in doubles play. They are 6-0 at No. 2 and the duo of sophomore Becky Shtilkind (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and freshman Nadia Smergut (New York, N.Y.) are 8-0 at No. 3.
No. 2 Binghamton will face the winner of No. 3 NJIT and No. 6 Hartford in the other semifinal.