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DePauw Advances to NCAA Round of 16 with Win over Coe

May 10, 2013

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St. Louis,  Mo. - For the third straight season and seventh time in the last eight years, the DePauw women's tennis team has advanced to the NCAA Division III round of 16 as the 13th-ranked Tigers topped Coe, 5-1, at Washington University.

DePauw improved to 19-7, while Coe finished its season at 20-5. The Tigers face 12th-ranked Washington University in tomorrow's 3 p.m. CDT third-round match after the Bears blanked Wheaton (Ill.), 5-0.

The Tigers and Bears will be meeting for the third time this season with DePauw taking a 5-4 win on February 23 in Greencastle and Washington winning, 6-3, at the Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis., in April.

DePauw's third doubles team of Julie Wittwer and Kaitlin Pickrel put the Tigers on the board first with an 8-1 win over Tamara Washington and Jordan Ferree. Caroline Emhardt and Maggie MacPhail made it 2-0 with an 8-2 victory over Elizabeth Hoffmann and Laura Birky at the second spot.

Coe's lone point of the match came at first doubles with Tai Lucero and Michelle Schupbach topping Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall, 8-5.

Elizabeth Young was first off the court for DePauw in singles following a 6-0, 6-0 win over Hoffmann. Wittwer was a 6-2, 6-2 victor over Birky at fourth singles before Crowley ended the match with a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Amy Sebastian.

Coe College vs DePauw
5/10/2013 at St. Louis, Mo.
(Tao Tennis Center)

#13 DePauw 5, Coe College 1

 Singles competition 
1. Maggie MacPhail (DPU) vs. Tai Lucero (COEW) 6-5, unfinished
2. Claire Marshall (DPU) vs. Michelle Schupbach (COEW) 6-1, 5-3, unfinished
3. Meg Crowley (DPU) def. Amy Sebastian (COEW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Julie Wittwer (DPU) def. Laura Birky (COEW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Taylor Mahr (DPU) vs. Jordan Ferree (COEW) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished
6. Elizabeth Young (DPU) def. Elizabeth Hoffmann (COEW) 6-0, 6-0

 Doubles competition 
1. Tai Lucero/Michelle Schupbach (COEW) def. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DPU) 8-5
2. Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DPU) def. Elizabeth Hoffmann/Laura Birky (COEW) 8-2
3. Julie Wittwer/Kaitlin Pickrel (DPU) def. Tamara Washington/Jordan Ferree (COEW) 8-1

Match Notes:
Coe College 20-5
DePauw 19-7; National ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (,6,4,3)
2013 NCAA Second Round - Hosted by Washington University in St. Louis
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