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