Northwestern's Cohen Advances in Singles and Doubles Competition With Grier at NCAAs

May 25, 2005

ATHENS, Ga. - Northwestern continued to roll in the NCAA Women's Tennis Singles & Doubles Championships Wednesday, with Audra Cohen advancing in singles play, while Cohen and partner Cristelle Grier came back to win a three-hour doubles marathon, 3-6, 7-6(8), 7-6(4), against Michigan's Michelle DaCosta and Kara Delicata.

With the loss, DaCosta and Delicata were eliminated from the 32-team tournament. The U-M pair wrapped up a successful season as the Wolverines' top doubles team, recording a 25-11 overall mark, including an 18-6 record against dual match competition. DaCosta and Delicata are just the second doubles tandem in Michigan women's tennis history to qualify for NCAA Championship twice in their career.  MORE>>>

As for Cohen and Grier, the duo will face Candice Fuchs and Megan Moulton-Levy of William & Mary next in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Scheduling calls for that match to begin no earlier than 1:30 p.m. CT.  MORE>>>

In singles round-three action, Cohen needed a rare three sets to oust fellow-freshman Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech -- her doubles partner from the duo's junior tennis days. In the decisive set, Cohen turned in a magnificent 6-0 performance to charge into the tournament's quarterfinal round -- the farthest any Claire Pollard-coached Wildcat has advanced.  MORE>>>

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