May 25, 2010

Courtesy of Emory Athletics

The Emory University women’s tennis team will continue its bid for a National Championship on Tuesday, as the fourth-seeded Eagles will face fifth-seeded Denison University in the quarterfinals round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Tuesday’s match is slated for a 9:00 AM start at the Battleground Athletic Complex in Fredericksburg, VA.  The winner of the quarterfinals match will face the winner of Tuesday’s contest between top-seeded Amherst College and Carnegie Mellon University in the semifinals round at 9:00 AM on Wednesday.

Emory will enter the match with a 20-5 record, following its 5-0 wins over Methodist University and sixth-seeded Washington and Lee University in the second and third rounds of the tournament.  Denison, currently 18-4 in 2010, defeated Wilkes College 5-0 in the second round, and Johns Hopkins University 5-2 in the third round, to advance to the quarterfinal round.

The two teams met earlier this season, with Emory coming away with an 8-1 victory on February 27th.  Emory is 6-1 all time against Denison, including a 1-1 mark in NCAA Tournament matches.