Emory sophomore Jonathan Jemison (Marietta, GA) has been named the University Athletic Association Men's Tennis Player of the Week following his performance at the NCAA D-III Championships where he helped the Eagles to the program's fourth-ever national title. It represented the fifth time during the 2016-17 year that he had been recognized for the honor.
Jemison registered a 3-0 mark in singles and was involved with a pair of doubles wins over the course of three matches, helping Emory close out the year with an overall record of 22-4.
Jemison and partner David Omsky came away with the Eagles' lone point in doubles at the No. 3 spot against No. 10 Williams, rolling to an 8-2 decision. In singles, his 6-2, 6-0, triumph over Brian Gordecki at No. 2 knotted the match score at 2-2 and helped set the stage for a 5-3 victory. In the semifinals, Jemison clawed his way to a 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 decision vs. Grant Urken of No. 7 Bowdoin College that clinched the match in Emory's favor, 5-2. In the championship tilt vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, he and Omsky provided the Eagles with a 2-0 lead after notching a doubles win. He would go on to record a 7-6, 6-2 outcome over Glenn Hull that put Emory ahead by a 4-2 count.
Jemison also competed in the NCAA Singles Championship, earning a three-set win vs. Kai Yueng Leung of Skidmore in his opening round match before falling in the Round of 16.
Jonathan closed out the year with a singles ledger of 27-6, with his victory total second on the team and tying for eighth on the school's individual season ladder.