No. 12 WUSTL Women’s Tennis Rallies for 5-4 Win Over No. 13 DePauw to Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals
St. Louis, Mo., May 11, 2013 – Senior Paige Madara battled back for a 6-0, 7-6 (7-4) win at No. 6 singles to send the No. 12 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals for the second time in school history with a 5-4 win over No. 13 DePauw University Saturday afternoon at Tao Tennis Center.
DePauw led 2-1 after doubles, but freshman Aly Coran, senior Kate Klein and junior Theresa Petraskova each won their singles matches to put the Bears ahead 4-2. The Tigers claimed victories at No. 2 and No. 5 singles to even the match score.
After winning the first set 6-0, Madara trailed throughout the second set, before tying at 6-6. She and DePauw’s Elizabeth Young traded points in the tiebreaker to 3-3, before Madara took a 5-3 lead. Young cut it to 5-4, but Madara won the final two points of the tiebreaker to seal the victory for the Bears.
1. Meg Crowley/Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Kate Klein/Corinne Rauck (WASHU) 8-4
2. Caroline Emhardt/Maggie MacPhail (DPU) def. Hanna Newstadt/Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) 8-5
3. Aly Coran/Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) def. Kaitlin Pickrel/Julie Wittwer (DPU) 8-5
1. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) def. Maggie MacPhail (DPU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Claire Marshall (DPU) def. Jamie Silverberg (WASHU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Kate Klein (WASHU) def. Meg Crowley (DPU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Aly Coran (WASHU) def. Julie Wittwer (DPU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Taylor Mahr (DPU) def. Hanna Newstadt (WASHU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Paige Madara (WASHU) def. Elizabeth Young (DPU) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)
• Washington U. won for the second time this season when trailing after doubles.
• DePauw and Washington U. split their first two meetings this season, with DePauw winning 5-4 Feb. 23 and the Bears winning 6-3 April 5.
• The Bears were hosting NCAA Regionals for the first time since 2002, which is also the only other time they advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
• Petraskova’s win at No. 1 singles was her 99th career victory.
• Madara’s win was the 97th of her career, while Klein claimed her 95th career victory.
• Coran has won her last 13 singles matches, while Madara extended her singles win streak to 10.
• Coran and freshman Jamie Silverberg improved to 11-2 this season as a doubles team.
Up Next: Washington U. (16-7) will face No. 1 Amherst College or No. 20 Skidmore College in the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Quarterfinal Monday, May 20, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Amherst and Skidmore square off in the NCAA Third Round at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday, May 12.