DePauw Advances to NCAA Third Round with Win over Kenyon

DePauw Advances to NCAA Third Round with Win over Kenyon

May 3, 2008


May 3, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Eighth-ranked DePauw advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship third round following a 5-0 second-round win over 26th-ranked Kenyon at the Blackstock Courts.

DePauw improved to 22-4 on the season, while the Ladies finished the year at 16-6. The Tigers' third-round opponent will be fifth-ranked Denison which defeated Albion, 6-0, in today's other second-round match. Sunday's third-round is slated to start at 12:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the national quarterfinals.

The Tigers opened by winning all three doubles matches as Janelle Arita and Kelly Buckley won at the number-two slot by an 8-1 score over Alexis Marino and Paige MacDonald and the number three duo of Kristine Lewry and Greer Mackie took an 8-4 win over Eva Ceja and Molly Yost.

The number one team of Erin Andrade and Kayla Smith wrapped up the doubles sweep with an 8-6 win over Prita Kidder and Meredith Brown.

Buckley was the first singles winner as she claimed a 6-2, 6-0 win over Brown at the number two flight before Betsey Flanzer defeated Marino at number five by a 6-3, 6-4 count.


Kenyon College vs DePauw University
May 03, 2008 at Greencastle, Indiana
(Blackstock Courts)

#8 DePauw University 5, #26 Kenyon College 0

 Singles competition 
1. Janelle Arita (DEPAUW) vs. Paige MacDonald (KENYON) 6-3, 5-0, unfinished
2. Kelly Buckley (DEPAUW) def. Meredith Brown (KENYON) 6-2, 6-0
3. Greer Mackie (DEPAUW) vs. Prita Kidder (KENYON) 1-6, 6-3, unfinished
4. Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) vs. Eva Ceja (KENYON) 6-7 (5-7), 3-0, unfinished
5. Betsey Flanzer (DEPAUW) def. Alexis Marino (KENYON) 6-3, 6-4
6. Kristine Lewry (DEPAUW) vs. Molly Yost (KENYON) 4-6, 4-2, unfinished

 Doubles competition 
1. Erin Andrade/Kayla Smith (DEPAUW) def. Prita Kidder/Meredith Brown (KENYON) 8-6
2. Janelle Arita/Kelly Buckley (DEPAUW) def. Alexis Marino/Paige MacDonald (KENYON) 8-1
3. Kristine Lewry/Greer Mackie (DEPAUW) def. Eva Ceja/Molly Yost (KENYON) 8-4

Match Notes:
Kenyon College 16-6; National ranking #26
DePauw University 22-4; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,5)
NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Second Round
DePauw advances to NCAA Division III Third Round to face Denison-Albion winner 
on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.