CLAREMONT, Calif. —- Emory’s juniors Dillon Pottish and Chris Goodwin have advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Singles Championships after winning a pair of matches on Friday.
Pottish, the No. 1 seed in the 32-player field, defeated Bobby Cocanaugher of Trinity University (TX), 6-1, 6-2, in his first-round match before coming away with a second-round win against Matt Bettles of Bates College, 6-3, 6-1. Pottish, now 36-2 on the year, will meet Andy Peters of Middlebury College on Saturday with the winner moving on to the semifinals later on Saturday.
It will be the second meeting between Pottish and Peters this week with Pottish recording a 6-0, 6-4 victory in the Eagles’ 5-2 win versus Middlebury in the NCAA quarterfinals.
Goodwin, seeded No. 4, opened with a methodical 6-3, 6-4 victory, against Erich Koenig of UC-Santa Cruz in his first match before battling for a come-from-behind three-set triumph in the second round against Anson McCook of Trinity College (CT), 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.
Goodwin faced a 1-3 deficit in the third set before regrouping to take a 4-3 lead. McCook tied things up when he broke Goodwin’s serve; however, Goodwin returned the break for a 5-4 edge and then held serve to close out the match. Goodwin, now 29-4 on the year, will meet Tommy Meyer of Pomona-Pitzer in the quarters on Saturday.
Senior Colin Egan took part in the singles competition but fell to Max Frey of Trinity University (TX), 6-1, 6-3 in his first match.