Clark Earns UAA AOW after Leading Eagles to Three Top-10 Wins
After helping second-ranked Emory University to wins over the fourth-, seventh-, and eighth-ranked NCAA Division III squads last weekend, Emory University first singles and first doubles player Gabrielle Clark was named the University Athletic Association's (UAA) Athlete of the Week for Women's Tennis.
Clark opened the weekend with an 8-1 doubles win with her partner, Michelle Satterfield, and a 6-0, 6-3 win in singles over the sixth-ranked player in the Northeast Region, leading the Eagles to a 9-0 win over eighth-ranked Middlebury College on Friday. During Saturday's 8-1 team win over fourth-ranked Amherst College, she became just the third player in school history with 100 career doubles wins, defeating the two-time National Champion and current top-ranked duo in the Northeast, Jordan Brewer and Gabby Devlin, 8-2, followed by a 6-1, 6-3 singles win over Brewer (ranked first in the Northeast). The senior wrapped up the weekend by registering two match victories during the Eagles' 5-4 win over seventh-ranked Bowdoin College, winning 8-5 with Satterfield over the Northeast Region's fourth-ranked duo, and 6-1, 7-6 (3) over the 10th-ranked singles player.
This was the third Athlete of the Week honor of the season for Clark, who now stands at 10-4 in singles matches this season and at 15-6 in doubles action for the campaign. It was the 16th conference honor of her career.
Clark has helped the Eagles win six-straight matches, including five-straight against Division III teams ranked 11th or higher, as the squad improved to 18-2 in 2014. Emory will be back in action on Tuesday, hosting NAIA institution Brenau University at 5:00 PM.
The following Eagles have been named UAA Athletes of the Week for the 2013-14 women's tennis season:
September 30th: Michelle Satterfield
October 14th: Michelle Satterfield