Natalie Tingir Earns 100th Career Win as No. 11 WUSTL Women's Tennis Stuns No. 4 Carnegie Mellon
Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 29, 2012 - Senior Natalie Tingir earned her 100th career victory in the deciding match of the No. 11-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team's 5-4 upset win over No. 4-ranked Carnegie Mellon University in the third-place match at the 2012 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship on Sunday morning.
After teaming with sophomore Theresa Petraskova for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles, Tingir rallied to win two tiebreakers after dropping the first set of her No. 1 singles match. Tingir's win at No. 1 singles gave the Bears the victory in the match, and also made her the 19th player in school history to record 100 career wins (100-60). Sophomore Corinne Rauck also earned a big three-set win for the Bears at No. 6 singles.
1. Kate Klein/Corinne Rauck (WASHU) def. Laura Chen/Courtney Chin (CMUW) 8-5
2. Theresa Petraskova/Natalie Tingir (WASHU) def. Chelsea Motie/Bryn Raschke (CMUW) 8-6
3. Katie Cecil/Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) def. Paige Madara/Hannah Newstadt (WASHU) 8-1
1. Natalie Tingir (WASHU) def. Katie Cecil (CMUW) 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5)
2. Laura Chen (CMUW) def. Kate Klein (WASHU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-2
3. Theresa Petraskova (WASHU) def. Chelsea Motie (CMUW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Courtney Chin (CMUW) def. Paige Madara (WASHU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Angela Pratt (CMUW) def. Betsy Edershile (WASHU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Corinne Rauck (WASHU) def. Cze-Ja Tam (CMUW) 0-6, 7-5, 6-2
• Carnegie Mellon (16-5) defeated the Bears 9-0 the first time the two teams played this season on March 3.
• It was the 10th win over a ranked team for Washington U. this season, and the highest-ranked opponent the Bears have beaten in head coach Kelly Stahlhuth's seven-year career.
• It marks the fourth season under Stahlhuth that Washington U. has recorded at least 15 wins.
• Washington U. also recorded a 5-4 win over Carnegie Mellon in the third-place match at the 2011 UAA Championship.
• Petraskova has won eight of her last 10 matches at No. 3 singles.
Washington University (15-7) will wait to find out if it receives an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship bracket will be announced on Monday, May 7.