May 22, 2006, Santa Cruz, Calif. - DePauw’s top-seeded tandem of Liz Bondi and Amrita Padda won the first set of their NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Doubles Championship match, but the second-seeded and defending national champion team of Tara Houlihan and Lyndsey Palen of Gustavus Adolphus College rallied to take a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory in today’s title match at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Bondi and Padda finished the season with a 21-1 doubles record and earned all-America honors. The all-America honor was Bondi's third in doubles in as many years to match her three singles all-America honors. She also was an honorable mention all-America selection in basketball this year in addition to earning Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors in both sports.
The doubles team of Erin Andrade and Connie Shim who lost in Sunday’s quarterfinals finished the year with a 30-5 doubles record and also earned all-America honors for the 2005-06 season.