The top-ranked and top-seeded Emory University Women's Tennis program looks for its fifth consecutive University Athletic Association crown and the 28th overall in program history as the UAA Championships get underway this week. This year's version of the Championships are set to take place from Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22nd at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Emory (10-5) opens the draw Thursday morning, taking on eighth-seeded and 37th-ranked University of Rochester (13-4) at 9:00 AM. The winner of the opening round match will face either fourth-seeded and nationally- ranked No.-11 Carnegie Mellon (15-6) or fifth-seeded and nationally ranked No.-18 Case Western Reserve University (15-4) on Friday in the semifinals.
On the other side of the draw, the No.-9 team in the nation, University of Chicago (14-3), earned the No.-2 seed and will play seventh-seeded and 31st-ranked New York University (7-3). The winner will play the victors of the fourth quarterfinal matchup between third-seeded and 10th-ranked Washington University (10-8) and sixth-seeded and 19th-ranked Brandeis University (14-3).
The semifinal matches will both be held at 2:00 PM on Friday with the championship match to be played at 9:00 AM Saturday morning.
At last year's UAA Championships, Emory defeated Rochester by a 9-0 decision before topping Chicago 8-1 to advance to the championship match. In the title match, the Eagles knocked off Washington University, 7-2, to claim their fourth straight conference championship and 27th overall.
For more information regarding the 2017 UAA Championships, please see the links found at the top of the page.