Clark Named Final UAA Athlete of the Week
Emory University junior Gabrielle Clark was named the University Athletic Association's (UAA) final Athlete of the Week, after her performance at the 2013 NCAA Division III Team and Individual Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan last week.
Clark led the Eagles to a second-place finish in the team tournament, and finished in the semifinals of both the individual singles and doubles draws during the NCAA Championships. She finished the week with a total record of 4-1 in singles play and 5-1 in doubles action. During the team championships, Clark teamed with Sullivan to go undefeated in three matches at first doubles (all against NCAA Doubles Tournament selections), and won her only singles match that was decided, a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win during the Eagles' semifinal win against #1 Amherst.
In the singles tournament, Clark, the third-overall seed, won her first three matches in straight sets, before falling in the semifinals to the top-seeded player in the draw. She and Sullivan also made up the second-seeded doubles team, earning a pair of straight-set wins in the early rounds before falling in the semifinals to the third-seeded team.
Clark finished the season with a 30-7 record in singles play (tied for the second-most wins in a single season in school history) and 28-7 in doubles action. In addition, she ended her junior season with 84 career singles wins, the third-most in school history, and 86 career doubles victories, the fifth-most in school history.
Clark earned all-America honors in both doubles and singles play for the third-straight season in 2013. This was the sixth time this season and 13th occasion during her career that she has been named the conference athlete of the week.
The following Eagles have been named 2012-13 UAA Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week:
September 24th: Gabrielle Clark
October 15th: Gabrielle Clark
March 19th: Gabrielle Clark
March 26th: Gabrielle Clark
April 8th: Beatrice Rosen
May 6th: Jordan Wylie
May 14th: Gabrielle Clark
May 28th: Gabrielle Clark