GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Led by three seniors, No. 6 Carnegie Mellon won it’s third regional title in the past four years, defeating host and No. 8 DePauw 5-0 on Saturday. The Tartans swept through doubles play and received victories by their No. 2 and No. 3 singles players to finalize the win.
Seniors Laura Chen and Courtney Chin started the scoring with an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles against Kelly Gebert and Maggie MacPhail. The Tartans No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Bryn Raschke and Chelsea Motie then won 8-6 against Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall to help the visitors gain an important lead.
Senior Cze-Ja Tam paired with sophomore Katie Cecil to defeat Caroline Emhardt and Julie Wittwer at No. 3 doubles 9-7 closing out the sweep.
Motie set the Tartans (18-5) up for match point against the Tigers (18-7) with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles against Marshall and Chen ended the match with a 6-0, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles against MacPhail.
Also playing singles was Cecil at No. 1 who was ahead 6-2, 4-0, Chin at No. 4 who was in a third set with 6-1, 3-6, 0-1 scores, freshman Angela Pratt (Saratoga, Calif./St. Francis) at No. 5 who was down 2-6, 3-3 and Tam at No. 6 who was leading 6-2, 3-3 when the match ended.
The Tartans will now compete in the quarterfinals on May 21 in Cary, N.C.