May 7, 2015

Grove City falls in NCAA opener

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- The Grove City College women's tennis team closed the 2014-15 season Thursday afternoon by dropping a 5-0 decision to No. 28 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, hosted by DePauw University at Blackstock Courts.

Wisconsin-Whitewater (23-4) swept the three doubles matches and then clinched the victory by securing wins at third singles and fifth singles.

Grove City concludes the season at 9-7 overall. Thursday's match marked Grove City's fifth all-time appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Wisconsin-Whitewater will face Hope in the regional semifinals Friday. Grove City and Wisconsin-Whitewater had not met prior to Thursday's match.

Grove City vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater

Position Grove City Wisconsin-Whitewater Grove City Result
First Singles Caroline McGuire (Sr., Shorewood, Wis./Dominican) Megan Humphreys 1-6, 0-4, unfinished
Second Singles Karolina Lagerquist (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) Brigid McGuire 5-4, unfinished
Third Singles Janine Jones (Fr., Cleveland, Ohio/Nordonia) Alexandra Talyansky Lost 6-0, 6-0
Fourth Singles Madi Haskell (Fr., Stow, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) Jillian Wallace 0-6, 3-4, unfinished
Fifth Singles Leah Thomsen (Jr., Cary, N.C./Cary Christian) Alicia Beck Lost 6-1, 6-0
Sixth Singles Julie Becker (So., Kingsport, Tenn./Homeschooled) Amanda Dick 1-6, 1-2, unfinished
First Doubles McGuire/Lagerquist Humphreys/McGuire Lost 8-1
Second Doubles Jones/Haskell Beck/Wallace Lost 8-3
Third Doubles Thomsen/Becker Talyansky/Rachel Siemon Lost 8-2

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