Emory routs Carnegie Mellon for 24th UAA title in program's 26th season
ALTAMONTE SPRING, Fla. -- Top-seeded Emory defeated second-seeded Carnegie Mellon 9-0 on Saturday to claim its program's 24th University Athletic Association (UAA) championship in 26 years of conference competition.
No. 3 Emory concluded a dominating weekend of competition, shutting out its opponents in all three of its matches to improve to 13-4 for the season. No. 13 Carnegie Mellon dropped to 12-6 in 2013 with the loss.
The Eagles set the tone in the contest early, earning victories in all three doubles matches with Gabrielle Clark and Annette Sullivan winning 8-1 in first doubles, Jordan Wylie and Madison Gordon claiming an 8-6 second doubles win and Brenna Kelly and Emma Taylor securing an 8-5 win at third doubles.
Emory clinched the victory with wins in each of the top two singles contests. At first singles, Clark claimed a 6-4, 6-0 win, while Beatrice Rosen earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory at second singles.
Marissa Levine also claimed a straight-set singles victory, winning the fourth singles match 6-3, 6-3. Emory earned three-set victories in the other three singles matches, including a 2-6, 6-1, 10-8 win from Wylie at third singles, a 5-7, 6-3, 10-4 win for Gordon at fifth singles and a 2-6, 6-3, 13-11 win for Kelly at the No. 6 singles.
The Eagles did not drop a match in their championship run, winning all nine doubles matches and each of the 18 singles contests, including 14 in straight-sets.
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