No. 3 Emory topples Division I Bryant
Eagles extend win streak to six in final match of Puerto Rico trip
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico -- Third-ranked Emory continued to play well during its spring break trip to Puerto Rico, as the Eagles defeated Division I Bryant 6-1 on Thursday afternoon.
The win brings Emory's record to 6-2 on the campaign, while Bryant dropped to 6-3 on the season with the loss. It was the Eagles' sixth consecutive victory, and the team's first against a Division I squad this season.
With Division I scoring rules in effect, the Eagles were able to come away with a point in doubles play by winning two of the three matches. Emory received its doubles victories from Gabrielle Clark and Zahra Dawson in the No. 1 match (8-1), and from Malavika Padmanabhan and Brenna Kelly in No. 2 doubles (8-4). The Eagles only doubles loss came from Jordan Wylie and Lauren Pinsky, who fell by a 8-4 score in the No. 3 match.
Emory's success continued into the singles matches, where the Eagles won five of the six contests, including four in straight sets against the Bulldogs. At No. 1 singles, Dawson set the pace with a 6-3, 6-1 win, while Padmanabhan won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Taylor Brandt earned a three-set, 6-2, 7-5, 10-8 triumph, while the match was rounded out with wins from Catharine Harris (6-3, 6-1) at No. 5 singles, and Allie Damico (6-2, 6-0) at No. 6 singles. Emory's only loss came from Pinsky at No. 4 singles, where she fell 6-2, 5-7, 10-5.