Emory’s Clark Wins Third UAA Athlete of the Week Honor of 2011-12
Emory University sophomore Gabrielle Clark was named the University Athletic Association's (UAA) Athlete of the Week for Women's Tennis, after winning both of her singles matches and all three of her doubles contests, all against ranked opponents, last week.
Against 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, Clark teamed with Zahra Dawson to defeat the Atlantic South Region's fourth-ranked squad by an 8-6 score, and won her singles match 6-1, 6-0 over the region's third-ranked player, helping Emory to a 5-4 win. She also won both of her matches during a 5-4 loss to top-ranked Williams College, earning an 8-5 win in doubles action against the Northeast's fourth-ranked duo, and a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over the region's sixth-ranked player in her singles match. Clark rounded out her week with an 8-1 doubles victory over the Atlantic South Region's third-ranked squad from third-ranked Washington and Lee, and was leading in her singles match 6-2 before play was stopped with the Eagles having clinched a 5-2 upset win.
The sophomore all-American improved to 11-2 in singles play and 15-4 in doubles action this season. This was the third conference Athlete of the Week honor for Clark this season, and the sixth of her career.
Clark's performance helped fourth-ranked Emory raise its record to 8-3.
The following Eagles have been named the UAA Athlete of the Week for Women's Tennis during the 2011-12 season:
September 26th: Gabrielle Clark
October 17th: Gabrielle Clark & Zahra Dawson
February 20th: Catharine Harris
March 19th: Zahra Dawson
March 26th: Gabrielle Clark