Bondi and Steele drop consolation bracket match to tournament's top-seeded duo
November 5, 2004
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The DePauw doubles team of Liz Bondi and Elizabeth Steele bowed out of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships after losing their consolation bracket match to the top-seeded doubles team of Whitney Benik and Lolita Frangulyan of the University of Florida by an 8-3 score.
In the opening round, Stanford University's Alicia Barnes and Erin Burdette, ranked 13th in Division I, defeated Bondi and Steele by an 8-2 score to hand the DePauw duo its first loss in 20 matches this year. The DePauw tandem finished the fall with a 19-2 record.
Bondi and Steele are the first Division III players, male or female, to compete in the strictly Division I tournament. They earned qualification into the tournament after winning the ITA Division III title and then the ITA Super Bowl of Small College Tennis.Back