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  • 2016-17 Final Record: 22-4; 3-0 UAA
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Jonathan Jemison Named UAA Men's Tennis Player Of The Week

Jonathan Jemison Named UAA Men's Tennis Player Of The Week

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.