Kelly of Women’s Tennis Named University of Scranton Athlete of the Week

Emily Kelly has been named the University of Scranton Athlete of the Week.
Emily Kelly has been named the University of Scranton Athlete of the Week.
Emily Kelly

 

Sophomore Emily Kelly (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed Henderson) won all five of the matches she played in last week to lead The University of Scranton women's tennis team to a pair of wins as the Royals wrapped up their Spring Break trip to Florida with a 3-1 record.  For her performance, Kelly has been named the University of Scranton Athlete of the Week.

In singles competition, Kelly went 3-0 while playing all three matches at #5 singles.  She rallied for a crucial, 0-6, 6-3, 10-6 win against Renssaeler on Tuesday as Scranton posted a 5-4 victory over the Engineers before winning against Roger Williams, 6-2, 6-3, in a 6-3 victory for the Royals.  In a 7-2 setback to Franklin & Marshall on Thursday, Kelly was the only Scranton player to win in singles action with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph.

Kelly also went 2-0 in double play while playing at the #3 doubles flight.  In the Royals' victory over Roger Williams on Wednesday, she helped Scranton to an 8-4 win at #3 doubles.  Kelly then helped Scranton to a 9-8 (7-2) win at #3 doubles on Thursday against Franklin & Marshall.

For the season, Kelly sports an 8-2 record in singles matches, having competed in at least three matches at flights #3, #4, and #5.  In doubles competition, she is 7-2 overall and has played three contests at all three flights.

Kelly and the Royals will open Landmark Conference play on Saturday, April 7 when they host Goucher at 1:00 p.m. on the Royal Courts.

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