No. 13 Women's Tennis Ends Regular Season with 6-3 Win at No. 17 DePauw
Greencastle, Ind., May 7, 2011 – The No. 13 Washington University in St. Louis women’s tennis team continued its hot streak to end the regular season with a come-from-behind 6-3 win at No. 17 DePauw University on Saturday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind.
The Bears (16-5), who finished third at the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship two weeks ago, have won eight of their last 10 matches, with the only losses coming to No. 3 Emory University and No. 4 University of Chicago.
Washington U. has five wins over ranked opponents during that stretch and has risen to No. 3 in the NCAA Central Region rankings, behind Chicago and No. 6 Denison University. The Bears are hoping for a fourth-straight at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament when this year’s bracket is announced on Monday, May 9, on www.ncaa.com at 7 p.m. (ET).
DePauw held a 2-1 lead over Washington University through doubles action on Saturday afternoon, but the Bears won five of the six singles matches en route to the 6-3 win. Senior Elise Sambol and freshman Theresa Petraskova each earned a pair of wins against DePauw. The duo picked up an 8-4 win over Elizabeth Young and Meg Crowley at second doubles, while Petraskova was a 7-5, 6-4, winner over Crowly at No. 4 singles, and Sambol defeated Young 6-3, 7-5, at No. 5 singles.
The Bears led 4-3 as sophomore Paige Madara beat Katie Regan 6-4, 7-5, in the sixth singles contest, and freshman Evelyn Qin clinched the victory by outlasting Kelly Gebert, 6-1, 2-6, 6-0, in the No. 2 singles match.
Sophomore Kate Klein earned the final singles point for Washington University in the closest match of the day. She edged Tricia Wilks, 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-2), 10-6, at third singles.