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Emory University Sweep Division III Individual Championships

May 19, 2004 10:57 AM
Just three days after capturing their second straight NCAA Division III women's team championship, Emory (GA) swept the singles and doubles titles Monday in Memphis, TN.
For the second straight year Emory senior Mary Ellen Gordon faced and beat teammate Jolyn Taylor, a sophomore, in the singles final, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-5.
When they met in last year's final it was the first time in Division III women's history two teammates had played each other in the championship match. Emory's three singles quarterfinals (Gordon, Taylor and Carina Alberelli) are also the most since Occidental (CA) had three in the first championships in 1982. The Eagles are coached by Amy Smith
Gordon and Taylor, the 2003 doubles champs, beat teammates Alberelli and Magaret Moscato 6-2, 6-1 in the doubles final, marking the first time the same school has had both doubles finalists. The title give Gordon her second straight NCAA "triple crown" (team, singles and doubles titles), and this is the first time any NCAA player (men or women, and division) has ever won four doubles championships
Monday's titles were Gordon's seventh and eighth (she has won two team, two singles and four doubles), surpassing Prinicipia's Courtney Allen six combined titles. Last Friday she was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Senior Player of the Year. UC Santa Cruz freshman Matt Seeberger captured the NCAA Division III men's singles title and Mary Washington's (Va.) Dan Uyar and Paul Bristow won the doubles title today in Lewiston, Maine.

Seeberger, the tournament's fourth seed, defeated John Michael Cham-A-Koon of Claremont Mudd-Scripps 6-1, 6-4 in the championship match in the morning. He is the third UCSC player since 1999 to win the singles title and first freshman since 2000. Uyar and Bristow beat Redland's (Calif.) Michael Thoeresz and Brian Murphyin doubles final, 7-5, 6-3.
Middlebury (Vt.) won the men's team title last Friday.



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