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Women’s Tennis Dominates Oglethorpe, 9-0; Extends Winning Streak to Six

Women’s Tennis Dominates Oglethorpe, 9-0; Extends Winning Streak to Six

The No. 5 ranked Emory women's tennis team (10-4) extended its winning streak to six on Friday afternoon when it took down local foe Oglethorpe at home. The Eagles were dominant in the win, sweeping the match, 9-0, with the bout against the Stormy Petrels lasting just over an hour. Emory did not drop a single point in the doubles portion of the afternoon and four different Eagles shutout their opponent in singles play.

The Eagles handled the Stormy Petrels in doubles play, with each pairing winning their bout, 8-0. Sophomore Emily Kantrovitz and senior Ana Cristina Perez were stationed on court one, sophomore Iris Berman and junior Eliza McPherron took care of their opponents on court two and freshman Yanire Marte and sophomore Izzy Antanavicius were on court three. Berman and McPherron extend their doubles winning streak on court two to four matches with the win and bring their overall record to 10-4 this spring.

The Eagles entered the singles portion of the match with a commanding 3-0 lead, needing just two singles wins to wrap up a win.

Playing on court five, Marte was quick to get the Eagles on the board with a shutout win in two sets. Marte's singles record now comes to 11-2 during her rookie season, playing out of the No. 5 and 6 position.

Senior Ilayda Baykan did not drop a point in her match either, winning both sets 6-0, to secure Emory's fifth and match-clinching point on court two. Baykan's win extends her singles winning streak to six and improves her overall record to 8-4.

After Emory had secured the win, four more Eagles earned singles wins. Berman was close behind Baykan, shutting out her opponent in two sets with a pair of 6-0 set wins on court four. The sophomore is now 10-2 in singles play this spring.

Antanavicius was the next Eagle to earn a win in straight sets, winning her match, 6-1 and 6-0. Her win came on court three as she improved to 9-5 this spring. Perez secured a win on court one, winning her match 6-1 and 6-0, to improve to 8-5 this season.

With the win over Oglethorpe, the Eagles improve to 10-4 in dual match play this spring. Emory will look to keep it rolling next weekend with three matches. The Eagles will start their weekend slate with No. 11 Basbon on Friday when they welcome the Beavers to the Woodruff P.E. Center. The match with the Beavers will start at 12:30 on Friday, April 5th.