The top-seeded tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2008 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championship with a 6-0 victory over No. 2 seed DePauw University May 4 at the Tao Tennis Center. After a bye in the first round, WUSTL defeated Grinnell College, 5-1, May 3.
This marks the fifth time in school history the Bears have advanced to the quarterfinals. WUSTL also made appearances in 1986, 2003, 2004 and 2007.
Last year, the Bears lost to eventual national champion University of California-Santa Cruz. WUSTL (18-4) will take on sixth-ranked Gustavus Adolphus University May 13 in the quarterfinals held at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Softball snaps DePauw’s 37-game winning streak
The No. 16 softball team ended No. 1 DePauw’s 37-game winning streak — the second longest in Division III history — with a 1-0 home victory in Game 2 of a doubleheader May 3.
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In Game 1, DePauw rallied with a run in the seventh and three in the eighth for a 4-1 victory. Freshman Claire Voris allowed just two hits and struck out one in Game 2 as she improved her overall record to 14-5. Voris walked six in the victory and stranded nine DePauw runners.
With one out in the bottom of the fourth, sophomore Ally Berenter and senior Amy Vukovich each singled. Junior Lindsay Cavarra then delivered the game-winning hit as she doubled to left field, scoring Berenter for the lone run of the game.
WUSTL dropped two games in a doubleheader at Missouri Baptist University May 1. The Bears led both games heading into the late innings but were unable to hold on for wins.
Baseball has 10th straight winning season
The baseball team clinched its 10th-consecutive winning season under head coach Ric Lessmann with a 14-3 win at Maryville University May 1. However, the team dropped its final three games of the season, losing a pair of games in a doubleheader with California State-East Bay May 2 and falling to Greenville College May 3.
Earlier in the week, sophomore pitcher Jeremy Rogoff received a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Player of the Week honorable mention for his 14-strikeout performance against Case Western Reserve University April 26.
Rogoff was the first WUSTL or University Athletic Association player to be honored by the NCBWA Player of the Week program this season.
Three Bears earn postgrad scholarships
Three winter student-athletes were awarded educational grants through the NCAA postgraduate scholarship program, as announced by the NCAA.
The WUSTL winter sport recipients were pole vaulter Morgen Leonard-Fleckman, basketball player Troy Ruths and swimming and diving team member Priya Srikanth.
The three WUSTL selections were among 58 scholarship winners, 29 men and 29 women, from a pool of student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions. Each scholarship recipient will receive a one-time grant from the NCAA for the amount of $7,500 to use towards postgraduate studies.