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EMORY WINS BOTH D-III TENNIS SINGLES TITLES | News

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EMORY WINS BOTH D-III TENNIS SINGLES TITLES
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CARY, NORTH CAROLINA--The Emory men's and women's tennis programs enjoyed banner performances on the final day of action at the NCAA Division III Championships with a pair of performers bringing home singles championships.

Dillon Pottish captured the men's title with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 victory over Nick Ballou (Bah-lew) of Cal Lutheran in the title match, closing out his season record at 34-3. Pottish, last year's national runner-up, becomes the second straight and third Emory player overall to capture the singles title, joining Michael Goodwin (2009) and Chris Goodwin (2011) in that exclusive company.

Gabby Clark toppled top-seeded Lok-Sze Leung (lock-see-lung) of Middlebury College in the women's title showdown, 6-2, 7-6, becoming the third Emory women's player in school annals to earn that coveted distinction. Clark, who ended the year with a 27-4, record, joins Mary Ellen Gordon (2003 and 2004) and Lorne McManigle as other Emory women's singles champions.

It marks just the fourth time in NCAA Division III history that the men's and women's individual champion has come from the same school. Emory's Michael Goodwin and Lorne McManigle each won titles in 2009, while Principia's Toby Clark and Courtney Allen accomplished the feat in both 1985 and 1987.

 

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