From Emory University Athletics
The Emory University Women's Tennis team wrapped up the ITA South Regional Championships Sunday afternoon with a sweep of the singles and doubles titles as sophomore Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico claimed her second straight singles title and partnered with freshman Jessica Fatemi to win the doubles final.
Gonzalez-Rico was taken to three sets by North Carolina Wesleyan's Fariza Abdulloeva but came out victorious with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-1 decision. Her win extends the Eagles winning streak at the regional as an Emory player has now won the singles championship 17 consecutive years. Gonzalez-Rico advanced to the title match earlier in the morning after defeating teammate Daniela Lopez in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 while Abdulloeva won her semifinal match against sophomore Defne Olcay, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
In the doubles final, Gonzalez-Rico and Fatemi won the all-Emory affair, besting Lopez and freshman Emma Cartledge 6-4, 7-5 in an evenly played match. Gonzalez-Rico and Fatemi are now the 12th consecutive Emory pairing to win the ITA South doubles title.
Gonzalez-Rico and Fatemi will now advance to the ITA Oracle Cup which will be held October 11-14th in Rome, Georgia.