Emory Defeats Washington & Lee In NCAA Tournament Third-Round Action
May 16, 2010
Courtesy of Emory Sports Information
The Emory University men's tennis team, ranked No. 2 in Division III, posted an impressive 5-0 win over No. 25-ranked Washington & Lee Sunday afternoon in a NCAA Championship third-round match. The first through third rounds were held in Lexington, Va., and hosted by Washington & Lee. With the win, the Eagles advance the national quarterfinals where they will play either Amherst College or Williams on May 25 in Oberlin, Ohio.
For the second straight day, the Eagles did not drop a set en route to earning their ninth straight win while raising their record to 16-7. Emory sprinted to a 3-0 lead on the strength of its doubles play with the No. 1 team of senior Chris Jordan and sophomore Chris Goodwin setting the tone with an 8-1 decision against Jonathan Gaffney and Alex Brooke. The No. 2 senior tandem of Oliver Lopp and David Caplan boosted the team's advantage to 2-0 with a victory while senior Chris Redmond and Noah Simonson picked up a tight 9-8 verdict over Mac Davis and Will Hall at the No. 3 spot.
Needing two wins in singles to close out the match, Goodwin emerged with a 6-0, 6-2 win, his 21st of the year, over Davis at the No. 2 position while sophomore Dillon Pottish's 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Hayden White at No. 1 sealed the outcome of the contest. The victory increased Pottish's won-lost ledger to 25-6, tying for the seventh-highest seasonal win total in school history.