Third-ranked Emory wins two matches by shutout to stay undefeated
ATLANTA -- Third-ranked Emory picked up a pair of wins at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on Tuesday, defeating Christopher Newport 9-0, followed by another 9-0 shutout against Agnes Scott.
The Eagles will now head into a two-week hiatus for spring break with an overall record of 12-0 to start their 2014 campaign. Christopher Newport fell to 2-5 on the season with the loss, while Agnes Scott dropped to 0-5.
Both of Wednesday's matches were moved inside the WoodPEC due to cold weather outside. However, the Eagles were undeterred by the venue change, as Emory failed to drop a game in doubles play against Christopher Newport. Senior Gabrielle Clark and freshman Melissa Goodman at first doubles, senior Brenna Kelly and freshman Michelle Satterfield at second doubles, and sophomore Madison Gordon and freshman Michelle DeMeo at third doubles each won their matches by an 8-0 score.
Four Emory singles players had perfect 6-0, 6-0 scores in singles matches, including Clark at first singles, Gordon at third singles, junior Allie Damico at fifth singles and Kelly at sixth singles. Other winners included Satterfield, 6-1, 6-0, at second singles and junior Catharine Harris, 6-1, 6-2, at fourth singles.
Emory swept the doubles matches against Agnes Scott as well, with Clark and Goodman winning 8-0 in the first contest, freshman Bruna Correa and junior Danielle Truitt claiming an 8-1 victory at second doubles, and freshman Katarina Su and sophomore Stephanie Loutsenko earning an 8-0 win at third doubles.
With the two doubles wins on Tuesday, Clark moved into sole possession of third place in school history with 94 career doubles victories, passing former Eagle Lorne McManigle's career total of 93. Clark is now 10 doubles wins behind Mary Ellen Gordon for second-place in school history, and 11 behind Zahra Dawson's record of 105.
In singles play, Emory claimed 6-0, 6-0 wins in each of the top-three singles matches, will Goodman claiming the first singles win, Su the second singles victory, and Harris the third singles triumph. Loutsenko earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at fourth singles, while Correa and Truitt earned 8-0 pro-set wins at fifth and sixth singles, respectively, to complete the shutout.
Emory has now shutout its opponent in six of its 12 matches this season, including five of its last seven contests.