#13 Tigers Open NCAA Play with 5-0 Win over Hope
May 9, 2013
Belleville, Ill. - The 13th-ranked Tigers advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Second Round after blanking Hope College, 5-0, in a first-round match.
DePauw improved to 18-7 with the win, while the Flying Dutch dropped to 15-7. The Tigers face Coe College in Friday's second-round match at Noon CDT on the Washington University campus.
Maggie MacPhail and Caroline Emhardt were off the courts first in doubles as the number-two tandem topped Melissa Bieri and Anna Garcia, 8-3. The number-one team of Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall defeated Carli Capestany and Leah LaBarge, 8-5, before the third doubles duo of Kaitlin Pickrel and Julie Wittwer defeated Andrea Pickelman and Stephanie Huffman, 8.5.
Marshall made it 4-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Casey Baxter at the second singles spot before Crowley wrapped up the match with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Garcia at third singles.
The Tigers are making their 12th overall NCAA appearance and ninth straight and now have an 11-11 all-time tournament record including quarterfinals appearances in 2003 and 2006.
Tennis Match Results Hope vs DePauw May 09, 2013 at Belleville, Ill. (Kings Point) #13 DePauw 5, Hope 0 Singles competition 1. Maggie MacPhail (DPU) vs. Carli Capestany (HOPE) 7-5, 1-1, unfinished 2. Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Casey Baxter (HOPE) 6-0, 6-0 3. Meg Crowley (DPU) def. Anna Garcia (HOPE) 6-0, 6-2 4. Julie Wittwer (DPU) vs. Leah LaBarge (HOPE) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished 5. Taylor Mahr (DPU) vs. Melissa Bieri (HOPE) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished 6. Elizabeth Young (DPU) vs. Andrea PIckelman (HOPE) 5-3, unfinished Doubles competition 1. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Carli Capestany/Leah LaBarge (HOPE) 8-5 2. Maggie MacPhail/Caroline Emhardt (DPU) def. Melissa Bieri/Anna Garcia (HOPE) 8-3 3. Kaitlin Pickrel/Julie Wittwer (DPU) def. Andrea PIckelman/Stephanie Huffman (HOPE) 8-5 Match Notes: Hope 15-7 DePauw 18-7; National ranking #13 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (,2,3) 2013 NCAA First Round - Hosted by Washington University in St. Louis T-2:10
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