Elon Athletics Weekly Update

ELON, N.C. – Every Monday, Phoenix fans can get a look at the week ahead with our “Elon Athletics Weekly Update” feature when we will preview all the week’s upcoming events for our sports teams. “Follow us” on Twitter at @elonphoenix and @elonscores, “Like” Elon Phoenix on Facebook and continue to check elonphoenix.com to stay current on all things Elon Athletics.

Men’s Basketball (13-10, 4-6 CAA)

Elon vs. Delaware, Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., Alumni Gym

Elon vs. Towson, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m., Alumni Gym (American Sports Network)

• Elon completed a 1-1 week during its northeast trip with a 66-64 heartbreaking loss at Hofstra on Thursday and a 71-67 comeback victory at Northeastern on Saturday.

• The Phoenix was able to overcome a deficit to take a late lead against Hofstra, but a jumper by Juan’Ya Green with 2.1 seconds left led the Pride to victory.

• In Boston, Elon overcame a 15-point Northeastern first-half lead and held the Huskies to 28.6 percent shooting in the second half to earn the four-point win in Beantown.

• Elon returns home next week to face Delaware on Thursday and Towson on Saturday. The matchup against Towson will be aired on American Sports Network.

Men’s Tennis (1-2)

Elon vs. Bluefield College, Monday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., Jimmy Powell Tennis Center

Elon at No. 1 Virginia, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.

Elon at Liberty, Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m., Lynchburg, Va.

• The Phoenix swept Barton College 7-0 on Saturday afternoon in its home opener at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

• Elon hosts Bluefield College at JPTC today at 3 p.m. to wrap up its two-match home swing.

• Following today’s contest, the Phoenix heads to Virginia to take on No. 1 UVA on Saturday and Liberty on Sunday.

Women’s Basketball (12-8, 5-4 CAA)

Elon vs. William & Mary, Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., Alumni Gym

Elon at Delaware, Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m., Newark, Del.

• Elon went 2-1 last week with wins over UNCW and at Northeastern before falling at Hofstra on Sunday.

• The maroon and gold trailed the Huskies by as much as 10 points in the game before a basket by Nikki McDonald, off a great pass from Shay Burnett, with three seconds remaining put the Phoenix on top, 56-54.

• The Phoenix hosts the Tribe of William & Mary on Friday evening in Alumni Gym before traveling to Delaware for game against the Blue Hens on Sunday afternoon. Elon won both meetings against each team last season, going 4-0 in those contests.

Women’s Tennis (0-4)

Elon vs. Liberty, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12 p.m. Jimmy Powell Tennis Center

• Elon dropped both of its matches this past weekend with a 6-1 loss to No. 42 William & Mary in Greensboro on Friday, followed by a 7-0 defeat at No. 64 Wake Forest on Saturday.

• The Phoenix has faced a nationally ranked opponent in all of its first four matches to open the 2016 season.

• Elon will returns home on Saturday to face Liberty in its first match of the season at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Women’s Track and Field

Not in competition this wek

• Elon competed last weekend, Jan. 29-30, at the prestigious Camel City Invitational at the JDL Fast Track Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C. The meet featured several of the nations top programs as well as standout collegiate and professional track athletes.

• Tereza Novotna became the latest Phoenix athlete to qualify for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships after clocking a time of 9:47.82 in the 3,000-meters. She finished as the runner-up in the race.

• The Phoenix’s 4×400-meter relay team of Lydia Laws, Desiree Ross, Lauren Brzozowski and Jen Esposito earned a third-place finish as the group clocked an indoor season-best 3:53.59 in the race.