Oxford Emory joins elite with third straight title

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Peachtree, GA—Oxford Emory (GA) claimed the NJCAA DIII Women’s Tennis Championship on Saturday to become just the second team to capture three consecutive titles. Oxford Emory joins Rowan-Gloucester (NJ), who finished second in 2017, to win three championships.

  • Oxford Emory tallied a tournament-best 37 team points to win the title. The total points are the most for the Eagles in its three-year run.
  • Rowan-Gloucester totaled 20.5 points to finish second, followed by Camden County (NJ) who recorded 20 points.
  • Sophomore Caroline Kawula took home No. 1 singles for Oxford Emory after capturing No. 2 singles in 2016.
  • One year removed from the No. 3 singles title, Mary Kathryn Healy claimed No. 2 singles at the 2017 championship.
  • Oxford Emory captured all six singles flights for the second consecutive year.
  • The Eagles also won all three doubles flights for the third-straight year as Kawula and Healy teamed up to win No. 1 doubles 6-0, 6-2.
  • This is the fourth DIII title for the Eagles, tied with Mercer County (NJ) for most all-time.
  • Rowan-Gloucester’s Kelly Hernandez was named Coach of the Tournament after guiding the Roadrunners to their best finish since the 2014 title.
  • Naomi Wise of Camden County (NJ) earned the Spirit of the Tournament Award

 

Photos courtesy of Peachtree City Tennis Center.

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