Clark, Women Dominate NAIA Foe

The No. 4-ranked women’s tennis team followed up a season-opening shut out against Clayton State University with an 8-1 route of Shorter College on Wednesday. The Eagles are now 2-0 on the season.

The Eagles’ final tally was boosted by five wins in singles play. Defending singles national champion Gabrielle Clark, a College junior, got the ball rolling for Emory with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Shorter’s Candice Laurent. From there, it was all Eagles.

Senior Jordan Wylie defeated Iesha Holton 6-4, 6-1 at the second singles position and freshman Marissa Levine beat Sicquena Sinclair 6-3, 6-4. Levine’s victory was the first match of her career.

Sophomores Catharine Harris and Danielle Truitt rounded out the singles’ victories for the Eagles with 6-3, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-0 victories, respectively.

The lone Shorter point came when Aurelie Gaborit defeated freshman Beatrice Rosen

The Eagles were perfect in doubles play, sweeping Shorter, 3-0. Clark and freshman Annette Sullivan started the sweep with an 8-5 victory over Laurent and Gaborit. From there, Emory handed it off to its freshmen.

Freshmen Rosen and Madison Gordon scored an impressive 8-0, 8-0 win over Alicia Gallard and Brooke Dowd.

At second doubles, freshmen Stephanie Loutsenko and Emma Taylor defeated Holton and Sinclair by a score of 8-3.

The Eagles will look to continue their undefeated season next week when they hit the road for the first time this season to take on Columbus State at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

By Nathaniel Ludewig