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Emory Men's Tennis Defeats Whitman In ITA National Indoor Championships Opener

Emory Men's Tennis Defeats Whitman In ITA National Indoor Championships Opener

Results

The No. 4-ranked Emory men's tennis team opened defense of its title with a convincing Friday afternoon win over Whitman College in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships.  The Eagles raised their dual record to 3-1 following a 9-0 triumph over the Blues who fell to 1-4.

The No. 3 doubles team of sophomore Hayden Cassone and freshman Antonio Mora got the Eagles off on the right foot with an 8-3 decision over WC's Adam Rapoport and Raj Chikkalingaiah. Shortly after, senior James Spaulding and sophomore Will Wanner boosted Emory to a 2-0 lead following their 8-2 outcome vs. Alex Hwang and A. Mueller-Immergluck at second doubles.  Seniors Jonathan Jemison and Adrien Bouchet gave the Eagles a sweep in that portion of the competition after an 8-4 verdict at No. 1.

Mora put Emory one point from clinching when he posted a 6-1, 6-3, win against Hwang at four singles, with Bouchet providing the clinching point at the No. 3 post when he played his way to a 6-0, 6-3.

Emory advances to the semifinals on Saturday where it will meet No. 12 Pomona-Pitzer in an 11:30 am start.