Emory Athletics Weekly Preview: April 1st - April 7th

Emory Athletics Weekly Preview: April 1st - April 7th

The Emory Athletics weekly preview for April 1st through April 7th. This preview is to serve as a weekly snapshot of all upcoming athletic events for the coming week.

Men's Tennis

The No. 2 ranked Emory men's tennis team (10-3) is back on the courts at the Woodruff P.E. Center early this week for a match with the Covenant Scots on Tuesday, April 2nd. The Eagles are coming off a weekend in which they went 1-1, with a win over Oglethorpe before falling to the NAIA's top-ranked team, Georgia Gwinnett.

Winners of four of their last six, the Eagles are entering the home stretch of their dual matches this spring. Emory will play just five more dual matches before heading to Orlando, Florida at the end of the month to compete at the UAA Championships.

Senior Ryan Glanville is getting hot at the right time, having won three straight singles matches, including being the lone Eagle to win a match against the Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies. Glanville has played exclusively in the No. 3 singles position this spring, going 6-3. He has also manned the top doubles spot alongside classmate Brandon Cohen. The two have been steady on court one, boasting an impressive 8-3 record.

Freshman Christian Liew has been impressive in his first spring with Emory, playing primarily in No. 4 and 5 singles. The rookie is 9-3 this spring in dual matches and has found success alongside a few different teammates on the doubles courts. He is 10-3 in doubles matches, primarily playing alongside senior Samuel Dean.

Against NCAA Division III opponents, the Eagles are a staggering 10-1 with their lone loss coming against Trinity (TX).                                                                                        

The Scots are sitting at 8-8 this spring and have lost three of their last four. Sophomore Ben Onufrock has been impressive for the Scots this spring, though, having won five straight singles matches in the No. 1 singles position. Onufrock will likely meet with Emory's Dean Kamenev, the ITA Cup singles runner-up, on court one on Tuesday.

The match against the Scots will get started at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Woodruff P.E. Center.


  • Tuesday, April 2nd – vs Covenant – 2:00 PM – Woodruff P.E. Center (Atlanta, GA)



Track and Field

The Emory track and field teams will return to action this week as they get set to compete in the Fast Break Athletics Invitational at Lee University. The event will span two days, from Friday to Saturday, and take place at the Ray Conn Sports Complex in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Emory is coming off a very strong weekend at the KSU Invitational. The women had an impressive day, setting two top Division III times in separate events. Junior Audrey Johnson set a new Division III best time this season in the 200m, clocking in at 24.70 while her classmate Dashiel Tao Harris set the mark in the 400m with a time of 56.74.

Graduate student Nikki Boon continued her first season at Emory with another strong showing in the javelin event, finishing third with a distance of 37.56m. Boon set a new program record in the discuss just a few weeks back at the Emory Thrills in the Hills meet, breaking a record that had stood since 1989 with her distance of 43.07m. She has also dazzled on the track on top of her impressive field events, including an eighth-place finish in the 100m hurdles this past weekend.

On the men's side, junior Jackson Price continued his strong spring this weekend, finishing second in the 200m with a time of 21.66. The time ranks 17th in Division III this year. His teammate, Sam Ryba, also performed well in the event, finishing sixth and clocking in at 21.98.

Price and Ryba teamed up with sophomore Henry Brandstadter and graduate student Aiden Gilbert in the 4x100m relay and finished third with a time of 41.59. Their time is the fifth best in Division III this year.

A group of throwers competed at the Gotta Run Invite at Southern Wesleyan this past weekend. Junior Jalen Nixon was the top Eagle in South Carolina, finishing fifth in the javelin with a distance of 44.44m.

Friday's events are scheduled to start at 10:00 AM and the last event is slated for 9:00 PM. The meet will resume on Saturday starting at 9:30 AM and the last event is expected to get started at 4:05 PM.


  • Friday April 5th-Saturday, April 6th – Fast Break Athletics Invitational – Ray Conn Sports Complex (Cleveland, TN)



Women's Tennis

The No. 5 ranked Emory women's tennis team (10-3) will look to keep their winning streak rolling this week as they get set to play three matches this weekend. The Eagles are winners of six straight matches, winning each in convincing fashion. Over the course of the winning streak, the Eagles are outscoring their opponents 45-9.

Leading the way for the Eagles is sophomore Emily Kantrovitz, who is yet to drop a singles bout in a dual match this spring. She is 10-0 while playing exclusively out of the No. 1 singles position. She is also 8-5 in No. 1 doubles alongside senior Ana Cristina Perez this season. Perez has served as an important piece to the winning streak as well for Emory, winning her past six matches, primarily in the No. 2 position.

Senior Ilayda Baykan is also heating up for Emory, winning her past six singles matches to bring her record this spring to 8-3. The senior has played primarily in the No. 3 position but has jumped up to court two a couple of times this year.

Meanwhile, sophomore Iris Berman and junior Eliza McPherron are 9-4 as a doubles duo this year, handling their opponents on court two.

The Eagles will get the week started against #11 Babson at home on Friday afternoon. Babson has won three of their last four dual matches, but narrowly fell to #24 Tufts, 4-5, this past weekend. Olivia Soffer is leading the way for the Beavers, going 7-0 in the No. 1 position this spring. She'll likely meet with Kantrovitz, who is also undefeated in dual matches this spring. The match against Babson is scheduled for a 12:30 start.

Emory will then hit the road for a match with Piedmont on Saturday morning. The Lions are an impressive 14-2 and have won five straight. The Lions are undefeated at home this year (5-0), with the Eagles hoping to change that this weekend. Alyssa McSpadden has been very consistent for the Lions this spring, owning a record of 8-2 in dual matches this spring playing in the No. 2 through 4 position this spring. The match in Demorest, Georgia is scheduled to get started at 9:30 AM.

The Eagles will wrap up their busy weekend with a top-10 clash against No. 9 ranked Trinity (TX) on Sunday morning. The Tigers are 9-3 this spring, but have lost their past two matches, coming against #5 Wesleyan (CT) and #10 WashU. Andrade Rosabella has been the Tigers' most consistent player this spring, owning a dual match record of 8-2, playing primarily on court five. The match against Trinity is scheduled for a 10:00 AM start at the Woodruff P.E. Center.


  • Friday, April 5th – vs #11 Babson – 12:30 PM – Woodruff P.E. Center (Atlanta, GA)
  • Saturday, April 6th – at Piedmont – 9:30 AM – Burgen Tennis Courts (Demorest, GA)
  • Sunday, April 7th – vs #9 Trinity (TX) – 10:00 AM – Woodruff P.E. Center (Atlanta, GA)




The Emory baseball team (14-12) will continue its conference schedule this weekend as they get set to head to NYU for a four-game set. The Eagles are coming off a series in which they went 1-3 in their UAA opening weekend.

The Eagles' lone win in the series came in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. In a game that saw 33 hits and 30 runs scored, the Eagles came out on top with a 16-14 victory. Junior Matthew Sicoli tied an Emory single-game record in the win, tallying six hits. His classmate Jack Halloran was impressive on Saturday as well, driving in four runs over the course of the two games. Halloran now has 35 RBIs, which sees him tied for ninth nationally in the category.

Junior catcher Blake Dincman continued his strong season, going 4-for-12 with a home run, double and 3 RBIs in his series with the Spartans. His home run came in the 16-14 marathon and broke a tie in the sixth inning. The junior is now hitting .422 this spring and is third on the team in home runs with four.

The Eagles continued to rack up doubles this season, slugging 11 in their series against the Spartans. Emory now ranks 11th in the nation in doubles per game with 2.65.

Junior Ryan Reynolds turned in one of his best performances of the season on Saturday, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Some unfortunate luck saw him surrender a run in the sixth, and ultimately handing him the loss. Despite being on the sour-end of the decision, Reynolds finished with an impressive line of 6.0 innings, two hits, one earned run and five punchouts.

The Eagles are looking to get back on track this weekend when they take on the NYU Violets. The Violets are coming off their first UAA series of the season, going 1-3 against WashU. Despite the series loss, NYU has started their season strong, going 14-6 to start their spring. The Violets are among the nation's top offensive teams, ranking third in batting average (.356) and seventh in slugging percentage (.536).

Alex VanLandingham is the Violets' top hitter with an average of .458 and starting in 17 games this year. Cam Dunn is close behind, hitting .381 while slugging four home runs and 10 doubles while starting in all 20 games for NYU this year. Nate Pallotta rounds out the three big hitters in the top of the Violet lineup, hitting .366 this year with a team-high 6 home runs.

The Violets and Eagles have met 22 times before, with Emory having the edge, 14-8 in the series. Emory has won five of the last six games against NYU. The series will get started on Friday April 5th, with a double header on Saturday and one final game on Sunday morning.


  • Friday, April 5th – at NYU – 3:00 PM – Staten Island University Hospital Community Park (Staten Island, NY)
  • Saturday, April 6th – at NYU – 12:00 PM / 3:00 PM - Staten Island University Hospital Community Park (Staten Island, NY)
  • Sunday, April 7th – at NYU – 3:00 PM - Staten Island University Hospital Community Park (Staten Island, NY)





The Emory Softball team (16-8) will continue their UAA schedule this weekend as they travel to Cleveland, Ohio to take on the reigning UAA Case Western Reserve Spartans. The series will be a four-game set, starting Friday, April 5th with a doubleheader on Saturday and a final game on Sunday morning.

The Eagles are coming off a series split in their UAA opening series with Carnegie Mellon. Emory experienced two gritty comeback wins in the double header this past Saturday. Trailing 8-3 in the bottom of the sixth, the Eagles rattled off five runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie before Ella Hoyle walked it off with a single to right field. Emory had another explosive sixth inning in the second game of the doubleheader, scoring 10 runs to secure an 18-10 mercy-rule victory after trailing 10-8 at the start of the inning.

The Emory offense has been set up by sophomore Ashley Chu this spring. Chu is batting an impressive .557 out of the leadoff spot this season, putting her teammates in positions to rack up RBIs. She'll enter the week carrying a 28-game hitting streak which is one shy of tying the all-time UAA record. Freshman Ellie Zerr has done just that, batting .392 and driving in a team-high 39 runs this season. Hoyle has gotten things going as of late, raising her batting average to .418 and driving in 27 runs this year.

Sophomore Mackenzie Duford has served as the team's ace this year, having 61.0 innings of work under her belt with a sub-3.00 ERA. She's done an impressive job of keeping runners off the bases this season, holding opposing batters to a .249 average and has surrendered just one home run this year.

The Spartans picked up right where they left off last year, starting this spring with a 19-2 record. Case Western Reserve opened their conference schedule this past weekend, with a four-game sweep of the NYU Violets. They outscored NYU 31-12 in the series. Karen Potts has seen a solid start to her season with the Spartans, hitting .413 with two home runs. She has also stolen 13 bases on 15 attempts when pitchers allow her to get on the bases. 2023 Second Team All-American Lexi Miskey has been a difference maker in the circle for the Spartans. With 11 wins this season already, she enters the series with Emory with a 1.82 ERA and has struck out 100 batters this spring.

Emory owns the all-time series against the Spartans, 43-15, and has won two of the last three meetings.


  • Friday, April 5th – at Case Western Reserve – 3:00 PM – Mather Park (Cleveland, OH)
  • Saturday, April 6th – at Case Western Reserve – 12:00 PM / 2:00 PM – Mather Park (Cleveland, OH)
  • Sunday, April 7th – at Case Western Reserve – 11:00 AM – Mather Park (Cleveland, OH)