Emory Men's Tennis Tops Washington University To Claim UAA Championship
Emory 5, Washington University 2
After a one-year hiatus, the University Athletic Association men’s tennis championship returns to Emory after the Eagles defeated No. 2 ranked and defending conference titlist Washington University Sunday afternoon. Emory raised its overall record to 14-7 after coming away with a 5-2 decision over the Bears who slipped to 15-4.
After dropping the first point of the match at No. 2 doubles, Emory, ranked No. 3 nationally, rallied to take to next two points as senior Chris Jordan and sophomore Chris Goodwin prevailed at the No. 1 spot while senior Chris Redmond and sophomore Dillon Pottish broke a 1-1 deadlock with an 8-6 win at No. 3 over Cameron Chiang and Danny Levy.
Pottish continued his stellar play in singles with a 6-0, 6-4, decision over the Bears’ John Watts at the No. 1 slot. The win was Pottish’s 24 of the season, tying for 11th place on the school’s seasonal chart. After Wash U., drew to within 3-2 following a victory at No. 3 singles, the Eagles were able to close the match out when Goodwin delivered a 6-2, 6-4 decision against Isaac Stein at No. 2, boosting his won-lost ledger to 19-7, and junior Colin Egan registered an exciting 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 verdict against Max Woods at No. 4. Pottish, Goodwin and Egan all finished with 3-0 singles records over the weekend.
Today’s meeting against the Bears marked the fifth straight year that the two programs had met in the conference finals. Last year, Wash U., ended Emory’s 19-year streak of conference championships.