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DePauw Athletics | May 9, 2014

DePauw advances to NCAA third round

ST. LOUIS -- DePauw opened NCAA Division III championship play with a 5-1 win against No. 25 Wisconsin-Whitewater and advanced to the third round of the tournament.

The Tigers improved to 19-4 and will face ninth-ranked Washington (Mo.) at 2 p.m. ET Saturday. The Bears blanked Grinnell 5-0. DePauw and Washington will meet for the fourth time this year as the Bears won two of the three previous meetings this season. Wisconsin-Whitewater finished its season at 21-6.

In Friday's second-round win, Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall put the Tigers on the board first with an 8-4 win against Megan Humphreys and Amy Upthagrove at second doubles before the third duo of Kaitlin Pickrel and Julie Wittwer topped Jessica Vitale and Erika Williams 8-6. Caroline Emhardt and Maggie MacPhail dropped an 8-6 decision to Alexandra Bayliss and Jackie Vitale, giving DePauw a 2-1 lead headed into singles play.

Witter took care of Vitale at sixth singles 6-1, 6-0 before Emhardt did the same at fifth singles over Upthatrove 6-3, 6-4. MacPhail wrapped up the win with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph versus Bayliss at first singles.

DIII football: DePauw hands Denison its first loss

DePauw's defense sacked Denison quarterbacks six times, held the Big Red to 12 rushing yards and picked off four passes, while the offense scored 24 first-half points on the way to a 30-16 North Coast Athletic Conference win over 22nd-ranked and previously unbeaten Denison.
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