Season Comes to an End for #13 Tigers after Close Battle with #12 Bears
May 11, 2013
St. Louis, Mo. - In a battle of two evenly matched teams, the 13th-ranked Tigers dropped a 5-4 decision to 12th-ranked Washington University in the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Third Round.
The Tigers finished the season at 19-8, while the Bears improved to 16-7 and advanced to the national quarterfinals.
DePauw took a 2-1 lead after doubles as the Tigers' number-one tandem of Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall topped Kate Klein and Corinne Rauck, 8-4. The Bears' Aly Coran and Jamie Silverburg knotted the match with an 8-5 victory over Kaitlin Pickrel and Julie Wittwer at the number-three spot before DePauw's Caroline Emhardt and Maggie MacPhail defeated Hanna Newstadt and Theresa Petraskova, 8-5, at number two.
Coran evened the score at 2-2 with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Wittwer at fourth singles before Klein topped Crowley at third singles 6-4, 6-1 and Petraskova beat MacPhail at number one 6-4, 6-3.
DePauw tied the match at 4-4 as Taylor Mahr took a 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) win over Newstadt at fifth singles and Marshall defeated Silverberg 7-5, 6-3 at number two.
The match then came down to sixth singles where Paige Madara took the first set from Elizabeth Young 6-0, but had to battle back from a deficit in the second to win 7-6 (7-4).
MacPhail will represent the Tigers in singles at the NCAA Championships hosted by Kalamazoo College, May 23-25, while Crowley and Marshall will compete in doubles.
DePauw vs Washington U. 5/11/2013 at St. Louis, Mo. (Tao Tennis Center) #12 Washington U. 5, #13 DePauw 4 Singles competition 1. Theresa Petraskova (WASHUW) def. Maggie MacPhail (DPU) 6-4, 6-3 2. Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) 7-5, 6-3 3. Kate Klein (WASHUW) def. Meg Crowley (DPU) 6-4, 6-1 4. Aly Coran (WASHUW) def. Julie Wittwer (DPU) 6-2, 6-1 5. Taylor Mahr (DPU) def. Hanna Newstadt (WASHUW) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) 6. Paige Madara (WASHUW) def. Elizabeth Young (DPU) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) Doubles competition 1. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Kate Klein/Corinne Rauck (WASHUW) 8-4 2. Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DPU) def. Hanna Newstadt/Theresa Petraskova (WASHUW) 8-5 3. Aly Coran/Jamie Silverberg (WASHUW) def. Kaitlin Pickrel/Julie Wittwer (DPU) 8-5 Match Notes: DePauw 19-8; National ranking #13 Washington U. 16-7; National ranking #12 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,3,1,5,2,6) 2013 NCAA Third Round - Hosted by Washington University in St. Louis T-3:03
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Photo: Mary Butkus, Washington-St. LouisBack