May 15, 2010

*Courtesy of Emory University Athletics


LEXINGTON, Va. - The Emory University men's tennis team, ranked No. 2 in Division III, opened NCAA Tournament action with a decisive 6-0 second-round win over Wilkes University Saturday afternoon.  The first through third rounds are being held at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.

The Eagles did not drop a set en route to recording its eighth straight win while raising its record to 15-7. Emory breezed through the doubles portion of the competition with the No. 2 team of Oliver Lopp and David Caplan highlighting the effort with an impressive 8-0 triumph over the Colonels' duo of Clarke Freeman and Cesar Leon.

Sophomore Chris Goodwin picked up his 20th win of the year with his 6-1, 6-0 victory against Chris Cozzillo at the No. 2 singles spot giving the Eagles a 4-0 edge. Oliver Lopp and Colin Egan each picked up victories at the identical time at Nos. 5 and 4, respectively, which closed the contest out. Lopp finished off Evan Katz by a 6-1, 6-1 score while Egan boosted his season record to 15-5 after a 6-0, 6-1 decision over Wes McCollum.

Emory will play No. 25-ranked Washington & Lee (16-8) in the third round on Sunday starting at noon. The winner will advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals on May 25 in Oberlin, Ohio.