Emory tops North Carolina Wesleyan
Eagles advance to quarterfinals for 21st time in 23 years
ATLANTA -- Emory has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championships following a victory against North Carolina Wesleyan. The Eagles raised their overall record to 22-0 following a 5-1 decision against the Battling Bishops who closed out the campaign at 17-3.
Emory made the most of the doubles portion of the match, taking a 3-0 lead after sweeping all three contests. Elliott Kahler and Ian Wagner posted the team's first point with an 8-4 win at No. 2, their 19th victory in 22 decisions this spring.
Dillon Pottish and Brian Kowalski increased their record to 12-0 this spring following an impressive 8-2 decision against Fred Lemongo and Marcelo Prata at the No. 3 spot. The tandem of Chris Goodwin and Will Humphreys accounted for the tri-fecta with their 8-5 win against Robet Kjellberg and Alexey Rumyantsev at No. 1 boosting their ledger to 9-3 on the spring.
Pottish gave the Eagles a 4-0 edge with a methodical 6-2, 6-2 triumph at first singles against Rinat Khussainov, his 19th decision in 20 outings this spring. After the Bishops registered their lone point of the day at No. 2 singles, Kowalski closed out the match at No. 4 singles by bettering Viktor Selander, 6-3, 6-3.
Emory's appearance in the quarters will mark the 21st time in 23 years that it has advanced that far in the national tourney.