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#6 Carnegie Mellon Advances to NCAA Quarterfinal with Win over #8 DePauw

#6 Carnegie Mellon Advances to NCAA Quarterfinal with Win over #8 DePauw

May 12, 2012


Greencastle, Ind. - Sixth-ranked Carnegie Mellon advanced to the NCAA Division  III quarterfinals following a 5-0 win over eighth-ranked DePauw. The Tartans improved to 18-5, while the Tigers finished their season at 18-7.

Carnegie Mellon opened with a 8-3 win at number-one doubles as Laura Chen and Courtney Chin topped Kelly Gebert and Maggie MacPhail.

The Tartans' Bryn Raschke and Chelsea Motie then defeated Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall at number two, 8-6. Carnegie Mellon completed the doubles sweep with Katie Cecil and Cze-Ja Tam taking a 9-7 win over Caroline Emhardt and Julie Wittwer.

Motie extended the lead to 4-0 with a 6-2, 6-2 win at third singles before Chen beat MacPhail 6-0, 6-4 at number two to clinch the team victory.

Carnegie Mellon University vs DePauw University
5/12/2012 at DePauw University; Greencastle, Ind.
(Blackstock Courts)

Carnegie Mellon University 5, #6 DePauw University 0

 Singles competition
1. Kelly Gebert (DPU) vs. Katie Cecil (CMUW) 2-6, 0-4, unfinished
2. Laura Chen (CMUW) def. Maggie MacPhail (DPU) 6-0, 6-4
3. Chelsea Motie (CMUW) def. Claire Marshall (DPU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Katie Regan (DPU) vs. Courtney Chin (CMUW) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
5. Caroline Emhardt (DPU) vs. Angela Pratt (CMUW) 6-2, 3-3, unfinished
6. Julie Wittwer (DPU) vs. Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) 2-6, 3-3, unfinished

 Doubles competition
1. Laura Chen/Courtney Chin (CMUW) def. Kelly Gebert/Maggie MacPhail (DPU) 8-3
2. Bryn Raschke/Chelsea Motie (CMUW) def. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DPU) 8-6
3. Katie Cecil/Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) def. Caroline Emhardt/Julie Wittwer (DPU) 9-7

Match Notes:
Carnegie Mellon University 18-5
DePauw University 18-7; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,2)
NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championshiips Third Round
Carnegie Mellon advances to NCAA quarterfinals in Cary, N.C.
T-2:41  A-75