Emory Downs the Ephs 5-0 in NCAA Quarterfinals

Jordan Sadowsky '18
Jordan Sadowsky '18

CLAREMONT, CA – The Williams Ephs arrived at The Bizantz Family Tennis Center to prepare for a 12:00 PM start that soon became a 3:15 PM 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 Arturo 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 Austin Barr 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to boost the Eagles in to the semifinals and the end the Ephs' season.

With the win #2 ranked Emory improved to 19-4 and the #4 ranked Ephs finished at 15-5. 

Eph head coach Dan Greenberg noted, "It's tough to go to a team like 3-0 after doubles and try to come back. We fought, but Emory was just better today."

Emory 5, Williams 0

Doubles

1.  Scott Rubinstein/James Spaulding (EU) def.  Brian Grodecki/Ananth Raghavan (W) – 8-4

2.  Adrien Bouchet/Jonathan Jemison (EU) def,. Calvin Chung/Alex Taylor (W) – 8-43

3.  Hayden Cassone/Andrew Harrington (EU) ef. Arturo Kam/Jordan Sadowsky (9-8 (7-4)

 

Singles

  1. Brian Grodecki (W) vs. Jonathan Jemison (EU) 6-7 (4-7) 2-2, unfinished
  2. Hayden Cassone (EU) def. Austin Barr (W) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
  3. Alec Josepher (E) def. Sachin Raghavan (W) 6-4, 6-0
  4. Ananth Raghavan (W) vs. Adrien Bouchet (E) 3-6, 5-5, unfinished
  5. Deepak Indrakanti (W) vs. Andrew Harrington (E)
  6. Arturo Kam (W) vs. Scott Rubenstein (E) 7-6 (7-4), unfinished
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