From Emory University Athletics
The top-ranked Emory University women's tennis team is headed to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships Semifinals for the eighth straight season and the 17th time in program history after defeating 10th-ranked Washington University, 5-0, in the quarterfinals on Monday afternoon at Stowe Stadium on the campus of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Sophomore Bridget Harding and Katarina Su opened up the match with an 8-0 decision in the second doubles match. Juniors Michelle Satterfield and Paula Castro followed with an 8-5 victory for the No.3 doubles point and sophomore Anna Fuhr and senior Madison Gordon closed out doubles action with an 8-5 win in first doubles.
Emory's top two singles players, Harding and Satterfield, wrapped up the match for the Eagles (26-5) in singles play winning the final two points needed. Satterfield was the first to finish at second singles, defeating WashU's Jamie Sliverberg 6-1, 6-2. A short while later, Harding earned the decisive point, knocking off the Bears' Rebecca Ho 6-1, 6-3.
When the match was called, Emory was leading in three of the four remaining singles matches: senior Beatrice Rosen at No.3 singles (6-3, 3-0), Gordon at No.4 singles (6-2, 3-2) and Su at No.5 singles (6-0, 3-3). In the sixth singles match, freshman Daniela Lopez was tied at 6-6 in the first set.
Emory improves to 17-9 in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals and 22-0 all-time against Washington University with three victories coming against the Bears this season. WashU finishes the season with a 17-5 overall record.
The Eagles will face Middlebury University in the semifinals tomorrow at 2:00 PM. The match will be played at Stowe Stadium and fans can follow the action with live updating results and video. Links can be found here on the tournament webpage: http://hornets.kzoo.edu/tournaments/tennis/2015-16/index.