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Sena Selby and Sarah Bahsoun celebrate a late point in their doubles win
Sena Selby and Sarah Bahsoun celebrate a late point in their doubles win

CMS Women's Tennis Picks Up Dominant 7-2 Win Over No. 2 Emory

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's team faced No. 2 Emory for the second time in six days, and turned the tables with an impressive 7-2 win on Friday afternoon at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center.

With the win, CMS improves to 5-2 on the year and avenges a hard-fought 6-3 loss to Emory in the ITA Indoor National semifinals on Saturday. The Eagles slip to 3-3 on the year with the defeat. 

Last week, Emory took the swing point in doubles and used that momentum to take the team win. This time around, though, the Athenas were able to take the 2-1 doubles win after Sena Selby and Sarah Bahsoun won 8-6 at No. 2 doubles to break a 1-1 tie, with Selby holding serve at love for the deciding game. Nikolina Batoshvili and Alisha Chulani won quickly at No. 3 doubles 8-2, before Emory evened it with an 8-4 win at No. 1. 

The Athenas were able to get to the clinch with surprising ease in singles, as Sydney Lee rolled to a quick 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles for the third point, and Audrey Yoon won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 to bring CMS one away from the clinching fifth.

Crystal Juan was able to provide the clinching honors with an impressive 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles to give CMS the team wi. A few minutes later, Batoshvili finished off her win at No. 4 with a 6-2, 6-3 victory, giving her wins in both singles and doubles on the day. 

Ella Brissett added a comeback win at No. 3, bouncing back from a tough first set to take a 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 win for the seventh CMS point. Emory was only able to salvage a three-set win at No. 6 from Alexa Goetz (6-4, 3-6, 6-4) to avoid losing on all six singles courts. 

CMS will be back in action tomorrow when it faces Division I Bowling Green at 10 a.m.