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