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Sixth-ranked DePauw falls in NCAA second round match to eight-ranked Denison

May 8, 2005

May 8, 2005, Granville, Ohio - The sixth-ranked DePauw women's tennis team bowed out of the NCAA Division III Championship after losing at eighth-ranked Denison, 5-3, in second round action.

The Tigers jumped out to an early lead after winning two of the three doubles matches. Liz Bondi and Jill Anderson defeated Amelia Crace and Lauren Parsons, 8-6, at number one and Connie Shim and Alex Nelson beat Erin Gorsich and Meridith Sulser at number three by an 8-1 count. Denison won the number two match as Allison Lesnett and Erin Coughlin defeated Claire Ellis and Amrita Padda 8-3.

DePauw's lone win in singles came at the number one spot where Bondi defeated Crace 6-4, 6-1. Parsons defeated Nelson at number three by a 6-3, 6-1 score and Coughlin beat Erin Andrade 6-4, 6-1 at number four. Lesnett was a 7-6 (7-0), 6-2 winner over Ellis at number five while Sarah Mitchiner defeated Shim 6-3, 6-4 in the number six match.

DePauw finished the season at 16-7, while Denison advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals and improved to 20-2. The Tigerswill be represented at the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championships as Bondi is the second-seeded singles player and Bondi and Anderson enter as the third-seeded doubles squad. Play begins on May 21 at Kalamazoo College.

Tennis Match Results
DePauw University vs Denison University
May 08, 2005 at Granville, Ohio

Denison University 5, DePauw University 3
Singles competition:
1. Liz Bondi (DEP) def. Amelia Crace (DENW) 6-4, 6-1
2. Meridith Sulser (DENW) vs. Amrita Padda (DEP) unfinished
3. Lauren Parsons (DENW) def. Alex Nelson (DEP) 6-3, 6-1
4. Erin Coughlin (DENW) def. Erin Andrade (DEP) 6-4, 6-1
5. Allison Lesnett (DENW) def. Claire Ellis (DEP) 7-6 (7-0), 6-2
6. Sarah Mitchiner (DENW) def. Connie Shim (DEP) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Liz Bondi/Jill Anderson (DEP) def. Amelia Crace/Lauren Parsons (DENW) 8-6
2. Allison Lesnett/Erin Coughlin (DENW) def. Claire Ellis/Amrita Padda (DEP) 8-3
3. Connie Shim/Alex Nelson (DEP) def. Erin Gorsich/Meridith Sulser (DENW) 8-1

Match Notes:
DePauw University 16-7
Denison University 20-2
2005 NCAA Central Region Second Round
Denison advances to quarterfinals of NCAA Tournament
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