Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Emory Women's Tennis Sweep ITA South Regional Championships

Emory Women's Tennis Sweep ITA South Regional Championships

From Emory University Athletics

The Emory University Women's Tennis team wrapped up the ITA South Regional Championships Sunday afternoon with a sweep of the singles and doubles titles as sophomore Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico claimed her second straight singles title and partnered with freshman Jessica Fatemi to win the doubles final.

Gonzalez-Rico was taken to three sets by North Carolina Wesleyan's Fariza Abdulloeva but came out victorious with a 6-4, 0-6, 6-1 decision. Her win extends the Eagles winning streak at the regional as an Emory player has now won the singles championship 17 consecutive years. Gonzalez-Rico advanced to the title match earlier in the morning after defeating teammate Daniela Lopez in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 while Abdulloeva won her semifinal match against sophomore Defne Olcay, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

In the doubles final, Gonzalez-Rico and Fatemi won the all-Emory affair, besting Lopez and freshman Emma Cartledge 6-4, 7-5 in an evenly played match. Gonzalez-Rico and Fatemi are now the 12th consecutive Emory pairing to win the ITA South doubles title.

Gonzalez-Rico and Fatemi will now advance to the ITA Oracle Cup which will be held October 11-14th in Rome, Georgia.