Emory University sophomore Gabrielle Clark was a perfect 2-0 in the first singles role and 3-0 in first doubles contests, helping the Eagles to a 2-1 week against three opponents ranked in the top-10 nationally. Against 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, Clark teamed with Zahra Dawson to defeat the Atlantic South Region’s fourth-ranked squad by an 8-6 score, and won her singles match 6-1, 6-0 over the region’s third-ranked player, helping Emory to a 5-4 win. She also won both of her matches during a 5-4 loss to top-ranked Williams College, earning an 8-5 win in doubles action against the Northeast’s fourth-ranked duo, and a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over the region’s sixth-ranked player in her singles match. Clark rounded out her week with an 8-1 doubles victory over the Atlantic South Region’s third-ranked squad from third-ranked Washington and Lee, and was leading in her singles match 6-2 before play was stopped with the Eagles having clinched a 5-2 upset win. The sophomore all-American improved to 11-2 in singles play and 15-4 in doubles action this season. Clark’s performance helped fourth-ranked Emory raise its record to 8-3.
Mar 26, 2012