The No. 1-ranked Emory women’s tennis team captured the program’s sixth national title Thursday night in Claremont, Calif., with two freshmen leading the way in singles.
The Eagles (28-2) rolled past No. 2 Amherst (22-4) in the final of the NCAA Division III Championship 5-1, winning their 16th consecutive match.
The title is the first for the Eagles since 2006 and the 28 victories is a school single-season record. The Eagles also won national titles in 1996, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Emory was 20-0 against Division III teams for the season.
Holding a 2-1 lead after doubles matches, the Eagles got victories freshmen Melissa Goodman 6-1, 6-2 over Sue Ghosh at No. 4, senior Gabrielle Clark 6-1, 6-4 vs. Jordan Brewer at No. 1, and freshman Katarina Su at No. 6 6-2, 6-3 against Sarah Monteagudo.