Courtesy of Williams Sports Information
CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Williams Ephs arrived at The Bizantz Family Tennis Center to prepare for a 12:00 PM EST start that soon became a 3:15 PM EST start thanks to an early morning shower.
The Emory Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the match by sweeping the doubles. Emory's #2 doubles team of Adrien Bouchet and Jonathan Jemison won 8-4 over the Eph duo of Calvin Chung and Alex Taylor.
The second Emory point came from their win at #1 doubles. The Eph tandem of Brian Grodecki and Ananth Raghavan fell 8-4 to Scott Rubinstein and James Spaulding.
Third doubles went to a tiebreaker as the Eph pairing of Jordan Sadowsky and Arturo Kam came back from a 4-3 deficit to tie the match at eight. However, Emory's Hayden Cassone and Andrew Harrington opened up an early 4-1 lead in the tiebreaker and went on to claim the Eagles' third point with a 9-8 (7-4) win.
The Ephs came out with a lot of fire in singles and they got first set wins at #2 by Austin Barr 6-2, Deepak Indrakanti at #5, 6-2 and Kam at #6 7-6 (7-4), but Emory was quick to resolve the match in their favor picking up wins at #3 with Alec Josepher beating Sachin Raghavan 6-4, 6-0 and a three-set win at #2 where Hayden Cassone took down Barr 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to boost the Eagles in to the semifinals and the end the Ephs' season.
With the win Emory improved to 19-4 and the Ephs finished at 15-5.