Eighth-ranked Tigers Bow out of NCAA Tourney with Loss to Fifth-ranked Big Red
May 4, 2008
May 4, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Eighth-ranked DePauw's season came to an end in the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship third round as the Tigers dropped a 5-1 decision to eighth-ranked Denison.
The Tigers finished the year at 22-5, while Denison advances to the Division III quarterfinals with a 20-3 mark.
Marta Drane and Kristin Cobb gave the Big Red the early lead after winning their number-one doubles match against DePauw's Erin Andrade and Kayla Smith by an 8-3 score, but DePauw's number-three tandem of Kristine Lewry and Greer Mackie defeated Erin Gorsich and Kara Zdanowski, 8-6.
The Big Red entered singles play with a 2-1 lead after its number two doubles team of Meghan Damico and Kendra Murray topped Janelle Arita and Kelly Buckley, 8-6.
Cobb defeated Buckley at number-two singles by a 6-3, 6-3 score before Damico beat Arita at number one 7-5, 6-2. Drane closed out the match with a third singles win over Mackie 6-3, 7-5.
The Tigers will be represented at the Division III singles and doubles championships as Arita and Buckley qualified in singles and Andrade and Smith did the same in doubles. Play starts May 16 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.
Denison University vs DePauw University May 04, 2008 at Greencastle, Indiana (Blackstock Courts) #5 Denison University 5, #8 DePauw University 1 Singles competition 1. Meghan Damico (DENW) def. Janelle Arita (DEPAUW) 7-5, 6-2 2. Kristin Cobb (DENW) def. Kelly Buckley (DEPAUW) 6-3, 6-3 3. Marta Drane (DENW) def. Greer Mackie (DEPAUW) 6-3, 7-5 4. Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) vs. Erin Gorsich (DENW) 1-6, 6-3, 1-2, unfinished 5. Betsey Flanzer (DEPAUW) vs. Kara Zdanowski (DENW) 5-7, 1-5, unfinished 6. Kristine Lewry (DEPAUW) vs. Kendra Murray (DENW) 0-6, 3-5, unfinished Doubles competition 1. Marta Drane/Kristin Cobb (DENW) def. Erin Andrade/Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) 8-3 2. Meghan Damico/Kendra Murray (DENW) def. Janelle Arita/Kelly Buckley (DEPAUW) 8-6 3. Kristine Lewry/Greer Mackie (DEPAUW) def. Erin Gorsich/Kara Zdanowski (DENW) 8-6 Match Notes: Denison University 20-3; National ranking #5 DePauw University 22-5; National ranking #8 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,3) 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Third Round Winner advances to Division III quarterfinals at Gustavus Adolphus College T-3:40Back