Tigers Place Five on All-NCAC Women's Team; Riggle Named Coach of the Year
May 2, 2013
Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw captured its second straight North Coast Athletic Conference women's tennis championship and the achievements of five of its student-athletes as well as the head coach have been recognized by the conference.
In voting by the conference's head coaches, Scott Riggle (pictured) was chosen NCAC Coach of the Year. Riggle directed the 11th-ranked Tigers to a second straight NCAC championship after capturing the final four as members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
DePauw, 17-7, is headed to its ninth straight NCAA appearance in 11th in Riggle's 13 seasons. His DePauw women's teams have posted a 231-94 record and Riggle earned seven SCAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year distinction seven times.
Claire Marshall, Meg Crowley
Maggie MacPhail (So., Indianapolis/Park Tudor) and Claire Marshall (So., Marietta, Ga./George Walton) earned first team honors in singles, while Meg Crowley (Jr., Barrington, Ill./Barrington) was a second team choice.
MacPhail, a first team choice last year, posted a 13-13 singles mark including 11-12 in dual matches at the number-one spot. Marshall is 20-12 in singles with a 14-8 record in dual matches at both second and third singles and earned honorable mention last year. Crowley repeated last year's second team selection and is 14-18 in singles this season with a 10-13 dual match mark at the second and third slots.
Caroline Emhardt (Jr., Carmel, Ind./Park Tudor) and Julie Wittwer (So., Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) earned honorable mention. Emhardt is 12-9 with a 6-7 dual match record, while Wittwer is 20-8 and 14-7 in dual matches.
DePauw's top two doubles teams also garnered all-NCAC honors as Crowley and Marshall were first team choices with Emhardt and MacPhail named to the second team.
Crowley and Marshall were second team selections a year ago and are 27-12 this season including 15-9 in dual matches. The duo captured the Intercollegiate Tennis Association doubles title in the fall and finished seventh at the ITA Small College Championships. Emhardt and MacPhail have teamed for a 24-8 record this season including 18-6 in dual matches.
The Tigers open NCAA Division III Championship play next week with the bracket released on Monday, May 6.
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