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Denison advances to NCAA second round following 5-0 win over Washington

May 5, 2006

May 5, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Denison, ranked 16th in Division III advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis second round following a 5-0 win over 19th-ranked Washington-St. Louis.

The Big Red improved to 18-6 on the season and will face DePauw at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Washington finished the season at 14-9.

Denison swept the doubles point at Kendra Murray and Erin Coughlin defeated Lauren Zwick and Shweta Pai at the number one slot by a 9-7 score. Sarah Mitchiner and Carly Newman were 8-3 winners over Ashley Cook and Ania Tchergueiko at number two, while Whitney Block and Erin Gorsich defeated Erin Fleming and Betsy Wan at number three by an 8-6 score.

Coughlin beat Cook at number four singles by 6-3, 6-0 scores and Gorsich clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Wan at number six.

Washington University vs Denison University
May 05, 2006 at Greencastle, Indiana

#16 Denison University 5, #19 Washington University 0

 Singles competition 
1. Kendra Murray (DENISON) vs. Erin Fleming (WASHU) 3-6, 1-2, unfinished
2. Meghan Damico (DENISON) vs. Lauren Zwick (WASHU) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished
3. Sarah Mitchiner (DENISON) vs. Shweta Pai (WASHU) 6-2, 4-0, unfinished
4. Erin Coughlin (DENISON) def. Ashley Cook (WASHU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Carly Newman (DENISON) vs. Ania Tchergueiko (WASHU) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished
6. Erin Gorsich (DENISON) def. Betsy Wan (WASHU) 6-1, 6-2

 Doubles competition 
1. Kendra Murray/Erin Coughlin (DENISON) def. Lauren Zwick/Shweta Pai (WASHU) 9-7
2. Sarah Mitchiner/Carly Newman (DENISON) def. Ashley Cook/Ania Tchergueiko (WASHU) 8-3
3. Whitney Block/Erin Gorsich (DENISON) def. Erin Fleming/Betsy Wan (WASHU) 8-6

Match Notes:
Washington University 14-9; National ranking #19
Denison University 18-6; National ranking #16
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,6)
NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship first-round match
Denison advances to Saturday's 4 p.m. second-round match against DePauw
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