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No. 13 Bulldog Women's Tennis Stuns Eighth-Ranked DePauw, 6-3

Natalie Etchegaray notched two of the team's six points in the upset of No. 8 DePauw.

The 13th-ranked University of Redlands women's tennis team pulled off an exciting upset of No. 8 DePauw University (IN) in Saturday's non-conference match on Verdieck Courts, prevailing by a score of 6-3 en route to the Bulldogs' 12th consecutive win of the season.

DePauw came out firing and earned an 8-2 victory at the No. 3 doubles slot. 

But the Maroon and Gray stormed back with an 8-2 performance of its own, as sophomore Julia Pollak (Holland, PA) and freshman Natalie Etchegaray (Placentia, CA) took down their No. 2 counterparts.

The top tandem of junior Jessica Ly (Torrance, CA) and sophomore Ceara Sumida (Hilo, HI) won the rubber match by a score of 8-4, giving Redlands a slight 2-1 edge through the doubles.

Although DePauw tied it up with a win at No. 1 singles, Redlands' Etchegaray answered with her 6-1, 6-2 performance at the No. 2 slot.  In addition, Sumida kept the momentum with the Maroon and Gray by taking down her No. 3 opponent, 6-3, 6-2.

Leading 4-2, the Bulldogs needed just one of the remaining three singles matches to seal the deal on the upset.  Pollak was the first to step up for Redlands, as she came off the No. 5 court with a 6-4, 6-2 effort.

With the match already decided, sophomore Maddie Morton (Henderson, NV) provided a 7-5, 6-4 triumph at the No. 6 spot.

Redlands (12-0, 2-0 SCIAC) heads to Whittier College on Friday, March 29, for an important SCIAC showdown against the Poets, beginning at 2 p.m.