The No. 22 DePauw women's tennis team split a pair of NCAC West matches on Saturday, defeating Wittenberg 9-0 but falling to the 23rd ranked Denison Big Red 5-4.
It was a close match against the Big Red, which DePauw took the early 2-1 advantage of in doubles. At No. 1 doubles, Maddie Lee and Gretchen Wilder lost a late one at 9-7. The No. 2 doubles team of Alyssa Seneviratne and Ali Bush and the No. 3 doubles team of Colleen Morris and Megan Galle each won their match 8-5.
The two final matches came down to No. 2 singles and No. 6 singles with DePauw trailing 4-3. Seneviratne at No. 2 singles fought back in her second set and tried to force a third but ultimately lost the match in the second set tiebreaker 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Galle at No. 6 singles closed the match with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win.
Bush had a strong performance at No. 4 singles winning 6-0, 6-3. DePauw dropped the 1, 3 and 5 spots with Lee losing 6-0, 6-2, Wilder losing 6-1, 6-1 and Morris losing 6-3, 6-3.
The Tigers rebounded on their second match of the day against Wittenberg, winning that contest 9-0. Everyone played in the same spot as the women combined to drop just three games throughout the match. No. 2 doubles dropped one game and Lee went 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Everyone else was 6-0, 6-0.
The Tigers close the regular season at 9-10 overall and 2-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference West Division.