WINCHESTER, Mass. – A dominant 7-2 win over the Emmanuel Saints Saturday night locked the Emerson Women's Tennis Team a spot in the GNAC Championship match. The Lions took two of the doubles matches and five of the singles points en route to moving to 8-4 on the year as Emmanuel saw their season close with a solid 11-7 record.
In doubles, the Lions saw the Saints storm out to take a point to start the match before the Lions shut it down with Natalie Nicholas and Alicia Pellegrin threw down an 8-2 win in the two spot to even the score. Savannah Mosser and Lacey Russell kept their flawless season alive in the number one spot as well, finishing off Alex Hadlock and Amanda Woznicki with an 8-5 win to move to 12-0 on the year.
Single was more of the same story for the Lions as Savannah Mosser put up yet another perfect 6-0, 6-0 win on the year to move her singles winning streak to 19 straight wins, dating back to September 28, 2011.
Up next the Saints saw their other point roll in as a match was retired due to injury in the five spot. EC rallied though as Natalie Nicolas topped Jenny Konecnik 6-2, 6-4 in the four spot while Lacey Russell stormed back from losing the second set in the number one spot to put up a 6-0 rout for the point.
Finishing out the night were Alicia Pellegrin and Jana Winfield, who both split with the Saint opponents before kicking it up another notch in the tiebreak. Pellegrin put away the next Emerson point with a 10-2 tiebreak win in the three spot just in time to see Jana Winfield finish off Daniela Tueme with a 10-6 tiebreak.
The Lions head to the GNAC Championship round now where they'll face off against Simmons in a rematch of the 2011 GNAC Championship. The match is set to take place Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Windsor School in Boston.