Pottish advances to title round
Fourth year in a row that an Emory player reaches championship
CARY, N.C. -- Emory's Dillon Pottish will play in the title match of the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Singles Championships after emerging victorious in a pair of matches on Friday.
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Pottish, the top-seed in the 32-player field, opened the second day of action with a 6-1, 6-3 quarterfinal-round triumph against Luis Rattenhuber of Amherst before earning a decisive 6-1, 6-0, verdict in the semifinals against Rob Crampton of Bates. Pottish, 33-3 on the year, will meet Nicholas Ballou of Cal Lutheran.
Pottish's appearance in the finals will mark the fourth consecutive year that Emory will be represented in the battle for the singles crown. Michael Goodwin captured the championship in 2009 with his younger brother Chris earning a spot in the finals the following year before taking home the top spot in 2011.