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Women's Tennis Open Wofford Invitational on Strong Note

Women's Tennis Open Wofford Invitational on Strong Note

After being rained out all day on Friday, the Emory University Women's Tennis team opened the Wofford Invitational on a strong note on Saturday, going 15-5 combined in singles and 3-1 in doubles.

In singles, the Eagles saw six players reach the finals of their respective draws following two rounds of competition. In the main draw, sophomore Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico earned 6-2, 7-5 and 5-7, 6-2, 10-3 decisions while senior Daniela Lopez advanced to the B draw final with 6-2, 7-5 and 1-6, 6-2, 10-3 triumphs. Freshman Lauren Yoon and sophomore Katie Chang each reached the finals of their respective draws with a pair of straight sets wins as Yoon won her two matches by 6-2, 6-0 and 7-5, 6-3 margins and Chang posted 6-1, 6-3 and 6-1, 6-0 victories. Freshmen Jessica Fatemi and Emma Cartledge rounded out the Emory players reaching finals on Saturday as Fatemi won her two matches 6-3, 6-0 and 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 and Cartledge collected 6-2, 6-2 and 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 wins.

In doubles, the Eagles dropped just one match in the four that were contested on the day with Gonzalez-Rico/Fatemi advancing past Arkansas State 6-4, Lopez/Catledge defeating Radford 6-2 and Yoon and sophomore Sasha Hartje blanking WVSU 6-0.

The Wofford Invitational concludes on Sunday morning with the finals and consolation rounds in singles and semifinals and finals in doubles. Action begins in Spartanburg, SC at 8:00 AM. Other teams competing at the invite include Wofford, Arkansas State, Brenau, Bluefield State, West Virginia State, UNC-Asheville, Radford, Western Carolina, East Tennessee State and Gardner-Webb.