The No.-2 ranked Emory University Women's Tennis team was defeated by Coastal Carolina, 6-1, on Sunday afternoon with the match being played indoors at the Woodruff PE Center in Atlanta.
Senior Bridget Harding and freshman Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico moved to 2-0 in doubles to start the spring, recording an 8-3 triumph over Somer Dalla-Bona and Sara Bondar on court one. However, the Chanticleers earned the doubles point with the match being played under Division I rules as CCU blanked junior Daniela Lopez and freshman Defne Olcay, 8-0, at third doubles before edging senior Anna Fuhr and freshman Stephanie Taylor, 8-4, at second doubles.
In singles competition, Gonzalez-Rico battled Dalla-Bona at second singles to pick up the 6-4, 7-6 (5) decision for Emory's solo point in the match. At fourth singles, Taylor bested Bondar, 6-4, in the first set before falling by identical 6-1 margins in the second and third sets. Coastal Carolina rounded out the scoring, registering straight set wins in the remaining singles matches.
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"We competed well with CCU today," Head Coach Amy Bryant said after the match. "There's still room for improvement as we will use today's results and the next couple of matches to prepare and gear up for the ITA National Indoor Championships in March."
The Eagles close out their three-match home stand next Sunday, February 18th against Division II's Columbus State University. The match is slated to begin at 1:00 PM.
With her doubles win today, senior Bridget Harding moved into a tie for fifth place all-time with 93 career victories.