Free video available here. Can anyone figure out how to embed this? Please live-blog the match in this comment thread. Match statistics here. Video features the #1 doubles match, with Ephs Grace Baljon ’10 and Taylor French ’12 ahead 3-2. Williams leads in the other two doubles matches.
UPDATE: Williams has won one doubles match and is up 6-2 in another. Baljon and French just broke service to go up 5-3. (Doubles matches are to 8. Call a “pro set,” I think.) Does Emory play particular weak doubles (and strong singles)? If not, thinks look good.
UPDATE II: Williams wins all three doubles matches in convincing fashion. 8-3, 8-2 and 8-0. Emory needed to go 2-1 in doubles against Amherst to beat them 5-4 in the semi-finals. I don’t think Emory has the singles game to come back from this deficit . . .
UPDATE III: All singles matches going on simultaneously. Four of the 6 are very even, but two featured easy wins in the first set by Ephs Lucy Marchese and Caroline Capute. There is a good chance that Williams will win 5-0 if those two play their second sets as well as they played their first.
UPDATE IV: Video has switched to the number 3 singles match, featuring Eph Nikki Reich, now ahead 6-4, 3-2. Williams has won the first 4 matches and the first set of 4 of the 5 remaining. If Williams loses after taking such a lead, it would be the worst collapse in Eph athletics in at least a decade.
UPDATE V: Three championship points for Reich . . . Williams wins! Happy video celebration ensues.