Emory breezes by Washington (Mo.) for sixth consecutive semifinal appearance
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- The Emory Eagles defeated Washington (Mo.) 5-1 on Monday afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships at the Bisantz Family Tennis Center.
Emory will now turn its attention toward its semifinal match, scheduled for 6 p.m. ET Tuesday. The Eagles will face Johns Hopkins.
|DIII WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP|
|Individuals Championship Recap|
|Hill: Amherst's Devlin wins fourth doubles title of career|
|Singles: Emory's Clark cruises to singles crown|
|Quarterfinal and Semifinal Recap|
|Hill: Ward makes return trip to doubles championship|
|Day 1 Recap|
|Hill: Emory's Clark returns strong in senior year|
|Championship Recap Gallery|
|Hill: Emory soars to national championship|
|Emory brings home national crown|
|Hill: Amherst battles, will face Emory for championship|
|Semis: Amherst dethrones defending champ Williams|
|Semis: Emory returns to final, stays unbeaten vs. DIII|
|Hill: Johns Hopkins does enough to hold on|
|Quarters: Williams eases by Bowdoin 5-0|
|Quarters: Law, Johns Hopkins stymies CMS' rally|
|Quarters: Amherst reaches sixth semifinal in a row|
|Quarters: Emory breezes by Washington (Mo.)|
|Hill: Williams looks for seventh title in a row|
|Brackets: Interactive Printable|
|Individual Brackets: Singles Doubles|
The Eagles would waste little time claiming the three singles matches necessary to clinch the team victory. Rosen pushed Emory's lead to 3-1 with a 6-0, 6-0 win at third singles against Coran, while Clark defeated Silverberg 6-0, 6-0 at first singles. Gordon would secure the team win for the Eagles with a 6-0, 6-1 win at fifth singles versus Edershile.
Emory was a game away from winning two other matches when play was stopped. Freshman Melissa Goodman held a 6-1, 5-2 lead at fourth singles against Theresa Petraskova, while Su was up at sixth singles 6-0, 5-1 against Rauck. At second singles, Satterfield was down in the second set 5-7, 1-1 to Ho.
Emory will be making its sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA semifinals and its 15th appearance in the program's history. The Eagles improved to 26-2 overall for the season, while the Bears' campaign closed with an overall record of 19-6.