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Sixth-ranked Tigers advance to NCAA Quarterfinals after 5-0 win over Denison

May 6, 2006

May 6, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Sixth-ranked DePauw advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Quarterfinals for the second time in school history following a 5-0 win over 16th-ranked Denison.

DePauw improved to 24-1 and competes in the Division III Quarterfinals at the University of California, Santa Cruz, beginning May 17. Denison finished its season at 18-7.

The Tigers won all three doubles matches as Liz Bondi and Amrita Padda defeated Kendra Murray and Erin Coughlin by an 8-3 score at number one, while Erin Andrade and Connie Shim beat Sarah Mitchiner and Carly Newman by an 8-4 count at the number two slot. Alex Nelson and Betsey Flanzer won at number three over Whitney Block and Erin Gorsich by an 8-2 score.

In singles play, Bondi won at number one by a 6-4, 6-1 score over Murray, while Shim wrapped up the match at number six by a 6-1, 6-3 score over Gorsich.

Tennis Match Results
Denison University vs DePauw University
May 06, 2006 at Greencastle, Indiana

#6 DePauw University 5, #16 Denison University 0

 Singles competition 
1. Liz Bondi (DEPAUW) def. Kendra Murray (DENISON) 6-4, 6-1
2. Amrita Padda (DEPAUW) vs. Meghan Damico (DENISON) 7-6 (7-2), unfinished
3. Alex Nelson (DEPAUW) vs. Sarah Mitchiner (DENISON) 6-4, 5-1, unfinished
4. Betsey Flanzer (DEPAUW) vs. Erin Coughlin (DENISON) 6-5, unfinished
5. Kristine Lewry (DEPAUW) vs. Carly Newman (DENISON) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
6. Connie Shim (DEPAUW) def. Erin Gorsich (DENISON) 6-1, 6-3

 Doubles competition 
1. Liz Bondi/Amrita Padda (DEPAUW) def. Kendra Murray/Erin Coughlin (DENISON) 8-3
2. Erin Andrade/Connie Shim (DEPAUW) def. Sarah Mitchiner/Carly Newman (DENISON) 8-4
3. Alex Nelson/Betsey Flanzer (DEPAUW) def. Whitney Block/Erin Gorsich (DENISON) 8-2

Match Notes:
Denison University 18-7; National ranking #16
DePauw University 24-1; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6)
NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Second Round
DePauw advances to Division III Quarterfinals at UC, Santa Cruz, May 17-19
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