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Women’s Tennis Dominates NC Wesleyan, 5-0, to Advance to Regional Final

Women’s Tennis Dominates NC Wesleyan, 5-0, to Advance to Regional Final

The Emory University women's tennis program dominated the North Carolina Wesleyan Battling Bishops, 5-0, on Saturday morning in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Eagles improve to 15-4 on the season and advance to the regional final with Saturday's win. They will face the winner of the Christopher Newport-Trinity (TX) match on Sunday, May 12 with the time still to be determined. 

Starting in doubles, the Eagles dominated each match to take a quick 3-0 lead. The powerful duo of senior Ana Cristina Perez and sophomore Emily Kantrovitz secured the first point in doubles with an 8-1 victory on court one. The victory marks their 10th doubles win of the spring season.

Following on court three was the tandem of sophomore Izzy Antanavicius and freshman Yanire Marte with an 8-2 victory for Emory's second point of the match. Junior Eliza McPherron and sophomore Iris Berman finished doubles with another 8-2 decision on court two securing the third match point, their 13th doubles win this season.

Starting things off in singles for the Eagles was Kantrovitz who dominated her opponent on court one with a 6-0, 6-0 straight-set decision. Just a few minutes later, Antanavicius secured the match for Emory with a 6-1, 6-0 decision on court four.

On court six, McPherron was winning her match with a 6-0, 4-1 score while her doubles partner Berman was up 6-0, 2-1 on court five. Perez had just won her first set on court two, 6-4, before the match ended while fellow senior Ilayda Baykan was winning her match on court three with a 6-2, 2-1 score.