With the Emory women’s tennis team looking to improve on their 9-2 record, four opponents visited Emory this past weekend to challenge the Eagles. The Eagles did not lose a single game of their four matches, winning each matchup against Oglethorpe University (Ga.), Millsaps College (Miss.), Centre College (Ky.) and Agnes Scott College (Ga.) 9-0.
To start their 36-set win streak, the Eagles faced off against Oglethorpe University. Junior Michelle Satterfield and junior Paula Castro won 8-1 in the No. 2 doubles spot, and senior Beatrice Rosen and freshman Daniella Moreno-Kaste won 8-0 in the No. 3 doubles spot.
During the singles competition against Oglethorpe, Satterfield won the No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1, freshman Taylor Cosme won the No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-0 and junior Katarina Su swept her No. 3 singles matchup 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Anna Fuhr won her No. 4 singles matchup 6-2, 6-0, while Castro also swept 6-0, 6-0 in her No. 5 singles match. Junior Melissa Goodman finished out the 9-0 victory over Oglethorpe with a 6-1, 6-0 victory in her No. 6 singles matchup.
Later in the day, the Eagles faced off against Millsaps College. Emory dominated Millsaps, winning the match 9-0.
Seniors Madison Gordon and Stephanie Loutsenko once again swept their No. 3 doubles matchup 8-0, sophomore Bridget Harding and Castro won their No. 2 doubles matchup 8-2 and Fuhr and Freshman Daniela Lopez won their No. 1 doubles matchup 8-3.
In singles, Harding won her seventh head-to-head matchup of the year, winning in her No. 1 singles matchup 6-1, 6-0. Rosen won 6-2, 6-0 on the No. 2 singles court, while Gordon and Lopez both swept their competitors with 6-0, 6-0’s in the No. 3 and No. 4 singles courts, respectively. Moreno-Kaste won 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 5 singles, and Loutsenko earned a 6-0, 7-5 victory in her No. 6 singles matchup in the only set of the entire match to be heavily contested.
The next morning, Centre College visited Emory’s courts in attempt to steal a game on the road, but Emory beat them in every match.
In doubles, Fuhr and Lopez won their No. 1 doubles matchup 8-4, while the teams of Satterfield and Castro and Goodman and Moreno-Kaste both swept their No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matchups 8-0.
In singles, Harding won her No. 1 singles matchup 6-1, 6-0, Cosme won her No. 2 singles court 6-3, 6-0 and Gordon swept her No. 3 singles matchup 6-0, 6-0. Levine won 6-1, 6-0 in her No. 4 singles court, while Castro matched Gordon’s 6-0, 6-0 performance with one of her own. Levine rounded out the singles matchups with a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the No. 6 singles spot.
Later that afternoon, the Eagles faced off against Agnes Scott, beating them 9-0. The Eagles only lost four sets in the entire match.
In doubles, every pairing swept the Scotties 8-0 on their way to a victory. The teams of Harding and Su, Satterfield and Castro and Cosme and Loutsenko each earned 8-0 victories in their No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matchups, respectively.
Satterfield won her No. 1 singles matchup 6-1, 6-1, Rosen won her No. 2 singles matchup 6-1, 6-0, while Su swept her No. 3 singles line with a 6-0, 6-0 decision. Lopez only lost one set in her No. 4 singles court, winning 6-1, 6-0, while Goodman and Loutsenko rounded out the weekend with two 6-0, 6-0 victories in the No. 5 and No. 6 singles competitions, respectively.
Rosen’s victories on the weekend place her fourteenth all-time in wins in Emory women’s tennis history with her 71st career victory. With their four dominating wins on the weekend, the team improved their record to 13-2.
The Emory women’s tennis team will return when they compete in the Fab 5 Tournament on Friday, March 25 against DePauw University (Ind.) at the Woodruff Physical Education Center.