October 2, 2011

Emory's Dillon Pottish Captures ITA Regional Singles Championship

ITA Regional Scoreboard


On the final day of action, Emory University senior Dillon Pottish captured his third straight ITA Regional singles title Sunday afternoon, defeating a pair of teammates en route to the crown. 

Pottish, the No. 2 seed, met freshman Eric Halpern in the semifinals and recorded a 6-2, 6-2, victory sending him into the title match against No. 1 seed Chris Goodwin.  In a rematch of last spring's NCAA D-III Singles Championship, Pottish topped Goodwin, 6-3, 6-0.  Goodwin earned his spot in the championship encounter following a 6-2, 6-2, triumph over freshman teammate Alex Ruderman.   By virtue of his championship performance, Pottish claims All-America honors and will advance to the ITA National Small College Championship, Oct. 13-16, in Mobile, Alabama.   In addition, Pottish becomes the first player in school history to win three ITA Regional Singles titles.

Emory had a pair of doubles teams fall in the semifinals in the 'A' Draw as Goodwin, along with Humphreys, the No. 1 seed, fell to the Rhodes duo of Morgan Slevin and Ryley Erhardt, 6-8, while Pottish and junior Elliot Kahler fell by a 6-8 score to the North Carolina Wesleyan tandem of Alexey Rumyantsev and Robert Kjellberg.

Sophomore Max Kaye came away with a title as he registered a first-place finish in the 'B' Singles, defeating junior teammate Dylan Wright, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, in the finals.