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Women's Tennis Clinches Seventh Consecutive UAA Championship

Women's Tennis Clinches Seventh Consecutive UAA Championship

The Emory University women's tennis team clinched the University Athletic Association championship for the seventh consecutive season and 30th time overall Saturday morning, defeating the University of Chicago, 5-4, in the title match in Altamonte Springs, FL.

Senior Daniela Lopez and freshman Jessica Fatemi began the match on a strong note for the Eagles, taking the second doubles point with an 8-3 decision. Chicago evened the score with an 8-6 win over sophomore Stephanie Taylor and freshman Christina Watson on court three but sophomores Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico and Defne Olcay were able to send Emory into doubles with a 2-1 advantage following the 8-6 victory at first doubles.

The Maroons earned a 6-0, 6-1 win over freshman Emma Cartledge at fourth singles to open singles play before Gonzalez-Rico (6-1, 6-2) Lopez (6-2, 6-0) and put the Eagles in front with wins on courts one and two.

Chicago did not go quietly, battling back to win on court four against freshman Lauren Yoon (6-2, 4-6, 3-2, retired) as well as on court five vs. Olcay (4-6, 6-2, 6-3) to set up a winner-take-all featuring Fatemi and Eugenia Lee on court four.

Fatemi dropped the first set 7-6 before storming back to claim the second and third sets 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the match for the Eagles.

Emory, winners of three straight, now heads into the NCAA Tournament with a 17-3 overall record and will find out its first round opponent when draws are released on Monday, May 6th.

Notes

-The victory marked Head Coach Amy Bryant's career win No. 399 in her 20-year career as she improved to 399-98 all-time.

-The UAA Championship was the 200th in the history of the Emory Athletics department.