No. 4 Emory finishes Fab 7 Tournament with win against No. 1 Johns Hopkins
Fourth-ranked Emory capped off the 2013 Fab 7 Tournament with an upset victory against top-ranked Johns Hopkins as the Eagles defeated the Blue Jays 6-3 at the Woodruff Physical Education Center on Sunday afternoon.
Emory finished the Fab 7 Tournament with a 2-1 record to improve to 8-3 overall this season. Johns Hopkins, 0-2 during the weekend, now stands at 4-2 for the year.
The Eagles claimed a key edge after doubles play, winning two of the three matches. Emory claimed the first doubles point in the second match, when senior Jordan Wylie and freshman Madison Gordon defeated Shannon Herndon and Sydney Lehman 8-4. After junior Brenna Kelly and freshman Emma Taylor were edged 9-7 by Abby Clark and Stephanie Rettig in the third doubles match, junior Gabrielle Clark and Annette Sullivan came from behind to defeat Hailey Hogan and Elaine Baik 8-6 at first doubles and give Emory a 2-1 advantage heading into the singles matches.
Clark also picked up a quick singles point, claiming a 6-0, 6-1 win against Hogan at first singles to build Emory's lead to 3-1. At second singles, freshman Marissa Levine bested Baik 7-6 (2), 6-4, while freshman Bea Rosen earned a 6-2, 6-3 win against Herndon at third singles. Emory also received a win from Gordon at fifth singles, 6-1, 6-3 against Clark.
Hopkins players earned victories at fourth and sixth singles, with Lehman besting Wylie 7-5, 6-3 and Rettig defeating Kelly 6-3, 6-2.