Northwestern Advances in Singles and Doubles Action at NCAA Championships

May 26, 2005

ATHENS, Ga. - Northwestern freshman Audra Cohen hit the historic 50-win mark Thursday by defeating TCU's Story Tweedie-Yates 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championships. She is now 50-6 overall this year.  MORE>>>

Later in the day, Cohen teamed with junior Cristelle Grier to defeat William & Mary's Candace Fuchs and Megan Moulton-Levy 6-4, 6-0 in an NCAA quarterfinal doubles match.  MORE>>>

Cohen, seeded third, is now the only player in this year's Championships who has an opportunity to accomplish the rare feat of winning both a singles and doubles title in the same year. It has happened on just two previous occasions-in 1985 (by Linda Gates of Stanford) and in 1995 (by Keri Phebus of UCLA).

Cohen, the top-seeded player remaining in the singles draw, faces unseeded Riza Zalameda of UCLA Friday morning.  Later that day, Cohen and Grier, the second-seeded doubles team, square off against Stanford's Amber Liu and Anne Yelsey.