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Women’s Tennis Completes Comeback Win over WashU; Advances to Championship Match

Women’s Tennis Completes Comeback Win over WashU; Advances to Championship Match

The Emory University women's tennis team defeated the No. 3 seeded WashU Bears in the semifinals of the UAA Championships on Saturday afternoon to advance to the title match on Sunday.

The No. 2 seeded Eagles will face the No. 1 seed Chicago Maroons on Sunday morning to compete for the conference title after the Maroons defeated the fourth-seeded Case Western Reserve Spartans. The matchup will mark the seventh straight time the two teams will face off in the UAA Championship match. The Eagles last won the UAA title in 2019 after taking down the Maroons by a 5-4 decision.

The Bears struck first taking two doubles matches but freshman Yanire Marte and sophomore Izzy Antanavicius secured Emory's first point of the match with their 8-3 win on court three. The duo has now won four straight doubles matches and have won six of their last seven. 

Starting things off in singles was sophomore Emily Kantrovitz who tied the match up at two points each with her 6-2, 6-0 win on court one. Following right behind was senior Ana Cristina Perez on court two winning her match with another straight set 6-1, 6-0 victory giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead.

Fellow senior Ilayda Baykan also won her match on court three 6-1, 7-5 for Emory's fourth point of the match.

Despite the Bears earning another point with their singles win on court four, sophomore Iris Berman clinched the match for the Eagles with her 6-2, 7-5 win on court five sending Emory to the championship match. After dropping her first set 4-6 and taking the second 6-2, Marte had a 2-1 advantage before the match was clinched.

The Eagles and Maroons will face off on Sunday morning at 8:30 AM in Altamonte Springs, Florida.