No. 13 Tigers open NCAA tennis play with 5-0 win over Hope

Friday, May 10, 2013

BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- The 13th-ranked DePauw University Tigers advanced to the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship Second Round after blanking Hope College, 5-0, in a first-round match.

DePauw improved to 18-7 with the win, while the Flying Dutch dropped to 15-7. The Tigers face Coe College in Friday's second-round match at Noon CDT on the Washington University campus.

Maggie MacPhail and Caroline Emhardt were off the courts first in doubles as the number-two tandem topped Melissa Bieri and Anna Garcia, 8-3. The number-one team of Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall defeated Carli Capestany and Leah LaBarge, 8-5, before the third doubles duo of Kaitlin Pickrel and Julie Wittwer defeated Andrea Pickelman and Stephanie Huffman, 8.5.

Marshall made it 4-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Casey Baxter at the second singles spot before Crowley wrapped up the match with a 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Garcia at third singles.

The Tigers are making their 12th overall NCAA appearance and ninth straight and now have an 11-11 all-time tournament record including quarterfinals appearances in 2003 and 2006.

Tennis Match Results
Hope vs DePauw
May 09, 2013 at Belleville, Ill.
(Kings Point)

Team score
#13 DePauw 5, Hope 0

Singles competition
1. Maggie MacPhail (DPU) vs. Carli Capestany (HOPE) 7-5, 1-1, unfinished
2. Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Casey Baxter (HOPE) 6-0, 6-0
3. Meg Crowley (DPU) def. Anna Garcia (HOPE) 6-0, 6-2
4. Julie Wittwer (DPU) vs. Leah LaBarge (HOPE) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished
5. Taylor Mahr (DPU) vs. Melissa Bieri (HOPE) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
6. Elizabeth Young (DPU) vs. Andrea PIckelman (HOPE) 5-3, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Carli Capestany/Leah LaBarge (HOPE) 8-5
2. Maggie MacPhail/Caroline Emhardt (DPU) def. Melissa Bieri/Anna Garcia (HOPE) 8-3
3. Kaitlin Pickrel/Julie Wittwer (DPU) def. Andrea PIckelman/Stephanie Huffman (HOPE) 8-5

Match Notes:
Hope 15-7
DePauw 18-7; National ranking #13
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (,2,3)
2013 NCAA First Round - Hosted by Washington University in St. Louis


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