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Emhardt/MacPhail Lead Tigers at ITA Championships

Emhardt/MacPhail Lead Tigers at ITA Championships

September 24, 2013

Greencastle, Ind. – An all-DePauw doubles final highlighted the Tigers’ success at the USTA/ITA Division III Central Region Women’s Tennis Championships.

In singles play, Taylor Mahr, Julie Wittwer, Maggie MacPhail, Kaitlin Pickrel, Gretchen Wilder, Caroline Emhardt, Claire Marshall, Maddie Lee and Carolyn Huerth all won their first-round matches. Mahr, Marshall and Lee all advanced to the round of 16.

University of Chicago’s Megan Tang defeated teammate Helen Svdizhkov to win the single’s championship.

The Tigers dominated doubles play with three teams reaching the semifinals. The pairing of Mara Sheley and Huerth defeated teammates Lee and Wilder to reach the semifinals.

It was an all-DePauw doubles final as the tandem of Emhardt and MacPhail defeated Marshall and Mahr 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to advance to the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships, October 10-13 in Fort Meyers, Fla.


2013 ITA Central Region Championships
9/20-23/2013 at Greencastle, Ind.

Singles competition 

Championship 1st Round

Taylor Mahr (DePauw) def. Emily Holloway (Denison) 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (7-1)
Jamie Silverberg (Washington U.) def. Morgan Cohen (DePauw) 6-1, 6-0
Julie Wittwer (DePauw) def. Claire Spoelhof (Calvin College) 6-0, 6-1
Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) def. Kennedy Mulholland (Case Western Reserve) 6-0, 6-0
Ramaswami, Sruthi (University of Chicago) def. Mara Sheley (DePauw) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-4
Corinne Rauch (Washington U.) def. Paige Bixler (DePauw) 7-6 (9-7), 6-0
Kaitlin Pickrel (DePauw) def. Suzana Mohd (Rose-Hulman) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3)
Gretchen Wilder (DePauw) def. Stephanie Huffman (Hope College) 6-2, 6-3
Caroline Emhardt (DePauw) def. Drone, Katie (North Central) 6-2, 6-0
Claire Marshall (DePauw) def. Katy Barenholtz (Denison) 6-1, 6-0
Erin Johnson (Oberlin College) def. Annie Connelly (DePauw) 6-4, 6-1
Maddie Lee (DePauw) def. Urban, Madeline (North Central) 6-0, 6-0
Carolyn Huerth (DePauw) def. Lee, Stephanie (University of Chicago) 6-2, 6-1

Championship 2nd Round

Taylor Mahr (DePauw) def. Emma Brezel (Oberlin College) 6-2, 6-4
Julie Wittwer (DePauw) def. Lauren Hoffman (Kenyon College) 6-2, 6-1
Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) def. Jenna Murray (Kenyon College) 6-0, 6-1
Kaitlin Pickrel (DePauw) def. Claire Cohen (Kenyon College) 7-5, 6-1
Gretchen Wilder (DePauw) def. Claire Watts (Baldwin Wallace) 6-1, 6-1
Aly Coran (Washington U.) def. Caroline Emhardt (DePauw) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)
Claire Marshall (DePauw) def. Jennifer Lowe (Case Western Reserve) 6-2, 6-1
Maddie Lee (DePauw) def. Chen, Tiffany (University of Chicago) 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (7-5)
Carolyn Huerth (DePauw) def. Jones, Emily (Wheaton College (Ill.)) 6-4, 6-0

Championship 3rd Round

Taylor Mahr (DePauw) def. Michelle Djohan (Case Western Reserve) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3
Julie Stroyne (Otterbein) def. Julie Wittwer (DePauw) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Claire Cooper (Hope College) def. Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Kelsey Geppner (Denison) def. Kaitlin Pickrel (DePauw) 7-5, 7-5
Nancy Benda (Hope College) def. Gretchen Wilder (DePauw) 6-3, 6-2
Claire Marshall (DePauw) def. Marissa Cloutier (Albion College) 6-3, 6-1
Maddie Lee (DePauw) def. Surya Khadilkar (Case Western Reserve) 6-3, 6-2
Rebecca Ho (Washington U.) def. Carolyn Huerth (DePauw) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Championship Round of 16

Tang, Megan (University of Chicago) def. Taylor Mahr (DePauw) 6-0, 6-0
Sdvizkhov, Helen (University of Chicago) def. Claire Marshall (DePauw) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Sawyer, Kim (Augustana) def. Maddie Lee (DePauw) 6-3, 6-0

Consolation 1st Round

Morgan Cohen (DePauw) def. Olivia Hay (Oberlin College) 6-0, 7-5
Mara Sheley (DePauw) def. Sarah Torrence (Denison) 6-0, 6-3
Paige Bixler (DePauw) def. Alex Kahn (Oberlin College) 6-0, 6-0
Annie Connelly (DePauw) def. Morgan Baker (Baldwin Wallace) 6-0, 6-1

Consolation 2nd Round

Morgan Cohen (DePauw) def. Anna Garcia (Hope College), by default
Paige Bixler (DePauw) def. Mara Sheley (DePauw) 6-3, 7-5
Annie Connelly (DePauw) def. Heather Fantry (Kenyon College) 7-5, 6-2

Consolation 3rd Round

Morgan Cohen (DePauw) def. Claire Spoelhof (Calvin College), by default

Consolation Quarterfinals

Emily Holloway (Denison) def. Morgan Cohen (DePauw) 6-1, 6-1
Kennedy Mulholland (Case Western Reserve) def. Paige Bixler (DePauw) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition 

Championship 1st Round

Maddie Lee/Gretchen Wilder (DePauw) def. Olivia Hay/Ariana Abayomi (Oberlin College) 8-0
Carolyn Huerth/Mara Sheley (DePauw) def. Samantha Murphy/Madison Hoffman (Kenyon College) 8-2
Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) def. Paige Courts/Anna Garcia (Hope College) 8-3
Claire Marshall/Taylor Mahr (DePauw) def. Katy Barenholtz/Eleni Coleman (Denison) 8-2
Julie Wittwer/Kaitlin Pickrel (DePauw) def. Ray, Sarah/Buursma, Julie (Wheaton College (Ill.)) 8-5
Appel, Jordan/Lee, Stephanie (University of Chicago) def. Mary Arnold/Madeline Morris (DePauw) 8-1
Kelsey Geppner/Taylor Hawkins (Denison) def. Paige Bixler/Morgan Cohen (DePauw) 8-2

Championship 2nd Round

Maddie Lee/Gretchen Wilder (DePauw) def. Tang, Megan/Chen, Tiffany (University of Chicago) 8-6
Carolyn Huerth/Mara Sheley (DePauw) def. Jamie Silverberg/Aly Coran (Washington U.) 8-5
Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) def. Sawyer, Kim/MacDonald, Aileen (Augustana) 8-3
Claire Marshall/Taylor Mahr (DePauw) def. Brenna Sheldon/Grace Porter (Oberlin College) 8-3

Championship Quarterfinals

Carolyn Huerth/Mara Sheley (DePauw) def. Maddie Lee/Gretchen Wilder (DePauw) 8-2
Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) def. Betsy Edershile/Rebecca Ho (Washington U.) 8-5
Claire Marshall/Taylor Mahr (DePauw) def. Marianne Bonanno/Michelle Djohan (Case Western Reserve) 8-4

Championship Semi-Finals

Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) def. Carolyn Huerth/Mara Sheley (DePauw) 8-3
Claire Marshall/Taylor Mahr (DePauw) def. Appel, Jordan/Lee, Stephanie (University of Chicago) 9-8 (7-4)

Championship Finals

Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DePauw) def. Claire Marshall/Taylor Mahr (DePauw) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

Consolation 1st Round

Mary Arnold/Madeline Morris (DePauw) def. Cross, Reynolds/Urban, Madeline (North Central) 8-1
Svenja Schroeder/Brianna Dao (Illinois Wesleyan University) def. Paige Bixler/Morgan Cohen (DePauw University) 8-6

Consolation 2nd Round

Svenja Schroeder/Brianna Dao (Illinois Wesleyan University) def. Mary Arnold/Madeline Morris (DePauw) 8-4