No. 13 Washington U. Women’s Tennis Advances to Midwest Invitational Championship with Wins Over Denison, No. 11 DePauw
Madison, Wis., April 5, 2013 – The No. 13-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis teams earned a pair of wins over Denison University (6-1) and No. 11 DePauw University (6-3) Friday to advance to Saturday’s championship match of the Midwest Invitational.
After earning a 6-1 win over Denison to open the tournament, Washington U. knocked off DePauw 6-3 in the semifinal. The Bears face No. 6 University of Chicago in the Midwest Invitational championship Saturday.
Denison Match-by-Match Results:
1. Kate Klein/Corinne Rauck (WASHU) def. Kelsey Geppner/Alex Marcell (DEN) 8-3
2. Theresa Petraskova/Hanna Newstadt (WASHU) def. Meg Chiumento/Emma Forman (DEN) 8-5
3. Jamie Silverberg/Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Taylor Hawkins/Katy Barenholtz (DEN) 8-4
1. Kelsey Geppner (DEN) def. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
2. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Alex Marcell (DEN) 6-2, 6-0
3. Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Meg Chiumento (DEN) 6-1, 6-2
4. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Emma Forman (DEN) 6-1, 6-0
5. Paige Madara (WASHU) vs. Heather Abzug (DEN) 6-0, unfinished
6. Corinne Rauck (WASHU) vs. Katy Barenholtz (DEN) 4-1, unfinished
DePauw Match-by-Match Results:
1. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Kate Klein/Corinne Rauck (WASHU) 8-2
2. Theresa Petraskova/Hanna Newstadt (WASHU) def. Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DPU) 8-6
3. Aly Coran/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Kaitlin Pickrel/Julie Wittwer (DPU) 8-4
1. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) def. Maggie MacPhail (DPU) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
2. Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Kate Klein (WASHU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Meg Crowley (DPU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Caroline Emhardt (DPU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Paige Madara (WASHU) def. Julie Wittwer (DPU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Elizabeth Young (DPU) def. Corinne Rauck (WASHU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
• WUSTL extended its win streak to four matches.
• The Denison match marked the fifth time the Bears have swept doubles this season.
• Washington U. snapped Denison’s 10-match win streak that dated to a loss at University of Chicago Feb. 23.
• The Bears’ win over DePauw avenged their season-opening loss to the Tigers (5-4 Feb. 23).
• Washington U. improved to 4-4 against ranked teams this season with the win over DePauw.
• The Bears are 10-1 when leading after doubles this season.
• Washington U. has not lost at No. 3 singles since the season-opener at DePauw Feb. 23.
• Junior Theresa Petraskova (93-50), senior Kate Klein (90-76) and senior Paige Madara (87-46) are each closing in on joining Washington University’s 100-win club.
• Freshman Jamie Silverberg is 13-0 in singles play during dual matches for the Bears, and improved to 19-1 in singles overall this season.
• Freshman Aly Coran is 8-0 in the Bears’ last four duals (4-0 singles, 4-0 doubles).
• Petraskova and sophomore Hanna Newstadt are unbeaten in their last five matches together at No. 2 doubles.
Up Next: Washington U. (10-4) takes on No. 6 University of Chicago in the Midwest Invitational Championship match at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis.