(May 24) Mary Ellen Gordon of Emory University closed her career as the most decorated player in NCAA Division III women's tennis history. Gordon won the NCAA singles and doubles championships and helped Emory to the NCAA team title. The three NCAA championships increased her career total to eight, a new national record. Only two men's players in NCAA history have won eight championships. Gordon became the first NCAA athlete, male or female, in any division, to win the national doubles crown all four years. She repeated as singles champion. Gordon dropped only one set in 17 singles and doubles matches in this year's NCAA team and individual championships. She was honored as the national Senior Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
(May 17) Carina Alberelli of Emory University not only became an All-American for the first time in her career, she also became the sixth Eagle ever to earn All-America honors in both singles and doubles in the same year. The junior advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA national singles championships. Then Alberelli and teammate Margaret Moscato reached the semifinals of the NCAA national doubles championship. Both accomplishments followed Alberelli's contributions to Emory's second consecutive national team championship. At the championship banquet, Alberelli was recognized as the national winner of the "Player to Watch" award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, presented to a player who has a breakthrough season and is projected to continue performing at that level the rest of their career.
(May 3) Richelle Marasigan helped Emory University advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA national championship. Marasigan won her singles and doubles match in the sub-regional finals as No. 1 ranked Emory defeated No. 10 Rhodes (Tenn.), 7-0. Marasigan was a 6-4, 6-3 winner at No. 4 singles and teamed up for an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles. For the season, the freshman has a 12-3 singles record in the fourth position. She also has 10 singles wins against opponents from teams ranked in the national top 25.
(April 26) Mary Ellen Gordon won six matches at the University Athletic Association championship last weekend. Her wins came against opponents from New York, Carnegie Mellon (Penn.), and Washington (Mo.). In singles, Gordon conceded a total of six games in six sets to improve her record to 18-1 on the season. She won her doubles matches by the scores of 8-0, 8-1, and 8-1. Gordon is a three-time tournament Most Outstanding Player who, if selected for the fourth time, would become the first female athlete, in any sport, in the history of UAA to receive the distinction. Her career singles win total of 107 is most ever by an Eagle.
(April 19) Mary Ellen Gordon defeated the No. 3 ranked player in the NCAA Division III Atlantic South region in helping Emory beat national No.2 Washington and Lee (Va.) 8-1. Gordon, the defending Division III champion and top ranked player in the South region, won her match in straight sets, 7-6(3), 6-1. She has a regular season singles record of 15-1, including 10 wins over opponents from Division III national top-20 opponents. Gordon has wins over seven Division III regional top-five players and one Division II regional top-10 player on the season. Her career singles win total of 104 is the most ever by an Eagle.
(April 12) Sophomore Jamie Chan won three singles matches and two doubles matches over the weekend, helping lead Emory University to wins over Tufts University, Amherst College, and Williams College. She improved her singles season won/lost record to 16-2 and won all three of her singles matches in straight sets. Emory improved its team record to 16-1 on the season.
(April 5) Emory University's Mary Ellen Gordon won her singles match in straight sets against the No. 1 ranked team in the nation in NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). Gordon was a 6-0, 6-3 winner at No. 1 singles versus an opponent who is ranked No. 3 nationally by the NAIA. The singles victory was the 100th of Gordon's career, making her the first Emory player ever to attain that plateau. She has a season singles record of 11-1 and a career singles record of 100-14 (.877). Gordon is the defending NCAA Division III national singles and doubles champion.
(March 29) Emory University senior Mary Ellen Gordon helped the Eagles to go undefeated in the Fab Five Tournament with a perfect 6-0 record in singles and doubles against three nationally ranked top-20 schools. In singles, Gordon defeated opponents from #13 Redlands, #17 DePauw, and #19 UC-Santa Cruz by an overall score of 36-3 without dropping a set. In doubles, Gordon teamed with Jolyn Taylor where the pair won all three of their matches by an overall score of 24-4. Gordon improved her singles season win/loss record to 10-1 and is now one win away from the 100 career win mark. In doubles, Gordon and Taylor improved their season record to 13-0. Gordon is the defending NCAA Division III national singles and doubles champion.
(March 22) Carina Alberelli, a junior, defeated an opponent from Denison University (OH) in straight sets: 6-2, 6-0. Alberelli improved her singles season win/loss record to 8-2. In doubles, she partnered with Margaret Moscato where the pair was victorious over their opponents by a score of 8-3. Alberelli and Moscato improved their win/loss record to 15-3 on the season. Emory, who is ranked No. 1 in the nation for NCAA Division III schools by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), defeated Denision, who is ranked fifth in the nation, by a score of 7-2.
(March 15) Sophomore Jolyn Taylor improved her singles win/loss record to 16-1 with wins over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CA), University of California at San Diego, and California Polytechnic State. In all three matches, she earned straight-set victories. Taylor is currently ranked No. 1 in the southeastern region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). In doubles, Taylor partnered with Mary Ellen Gordon to add four more wins to their undefeated season record (10-0). The wins came over the three previously mentioned schools, as well as Pomona-Pitzer (CA). Emory is currently undefeated on the season with a win/loss record of 9-0 and is the defending NCAA Division III national team champion.
(March 8) Emory University's Margaret Moscato stepped up in the lineup and came away with a singles and doubles win against a national top-15 team. Moscato, who had been playing No. 5 singles, was promoted to the No. 3 spot for a match against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, ranked No. 14 in the nation. Moscato was a 6-4, 6-2 winner to improve her season singles record to 10-2. In her usual No. 2 doubles position, Moscato and her teammate were 8-4 winners. Emory, defending national champion, improved its record to 6-0 with a 7-2 win versus C-M-S.
(March 1) Sophomore Jolyn Taylor, playing No. 2 singles, defeated an opponent from Wofford University (SC), an NCAA Division I school, in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4. Taylor is currently ranked No. 1 in the region in singles for NCAA Division III schools by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). In doubles, Taylor teamed with junior Mary Ellen Gordon to defeat their opponents 8-6. Emory is the defending NCAA Division III national champion and has improved its unbeaten record to 5-0.
(Feb. 23) Senior co-captain Margaret Moscato helped Emory University continue the defense of its NCAA Division III national team championship. Playing singles against Rhodes College (TN) and University of the South (TN), Moscato earned victories of 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-1, respectively. She is ranked third in the region in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). In doubles, Moscato partnered with Carina Alberelli to defeat Rhodes 8-5, and Sewanee 8-4. The pair is ranked No. 1 in the region by the ITA. As a team, Emory is ranked No. 1 in the nation among NCAA Division III schools by the ITA and own a record of 4-0 on the season.
(Oct. 20) Emory University sophomore Jolyn Taylor won the NCAA Division III singles title at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national championship. Taylor, who was the No. 1 seed in the tournament, won 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 over Washington and Lee's Lindsay Hagerman in the finals. To get to the final, Taylor defeated opponents from St. Benedict (Minn.) and California-Santa Cruz. The win makes Taylor the third Emory player in four years to win the ITA national singles title. After claiming the singles title, Taylor competed in the ITA "Super Bowl" of small college tennis, which features the winners from NCAA Division II and III, NAIA, and JUCO. Taylor lost in the semifinals to JUCO national champion, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2). Last spring, Taylor was the NCAA national singles runner-up.
(Sept. 29) Sophomore Jolyn Taylor of Emory University won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association regional singles championship and was runner up in doubles. Taylor defeated teammate Margaret Moscato in the singles finals 6-2, 6-0. The win qualifies her for the ITA national tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas. In doubles, Taylor and partner Richelle Marasigan lost a close match to teammates Moscato and Carina Alberelli in the finals, 9-8 (7-1). Last year at the regional championship, Taylor was doubles champion (with teammate Mary Ellen Gordon) and runner up in the singles competition. Last spring Taylor and Gordon won the NCAA national championship in doubles and Taylor placed second behind Gordon in singles.