May 2, 2014

Six Tigers Earn All-NCAC Honors; Riggle Tabbed Topped Coach

Greencastle, Ind.- After winning their third straight North Coast Athletic Conference Championship the DePauw women's tennis team had six student-athletes as well as the head coach earn conference recognition.

Head coach, Scott Riggle was named NCAC Coach of the Year by vote of the league coaches for the second straight season. Riggle led the 11th-ranked Tigers to a third straight NCAC championship and their 10th straight appearance to the NCAA Division III Championships.

DePauw has earned an NCAA postseason berth 11 times during Riggle's 14 seasons at the helm. His women's teams have posted a 251-99 record and Riggle earned seven Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Coach of the Year distinctions to go with his two NCAC awards.

Juniors Maggie MacPhail (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor) and Claire Marshall (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) earned first team honors in singles, while Carolyn Huerth (Jr., Fontana, Wis./Prairie Ridge (Ill.)) and Taylor Mahr (Jr., Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa) were second team choices and Meg Crowley (Sr., Barrington, Ill./Barrington) was an honorable mention selection.

MacPhail was named to the first team for the third season in a row. She had a 13-13 overall record going 6-10 in number-one singles and 2-1 in number-two singles. Marshall is making her second straight appearance on the first team after being an honorable mention selection in 2012. She went 20-6 including a 4-1 mark in number-one singles and 10-4 in number-two singles.

Huerth is 16-5 with a 12-3 dual-match record. Mahr is 10-5 with a 2-3 number-three singles record and a 2-0 mark in number-four singles. Crowley, a second team selection in 2013 and 2012, is 9-6 with a 4-1 record in number-three singles and a 4-5 mark in number-four singles.

The doubles duo of MacPhail and Caroline Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Park Tudor) earned first team honors after being named to the second team last season, while the pairing of Crowley and Marshall earned second team honors after tabbing first team honors in 2013 and second team honors in 2012.

MacPhail and Emhardt are 29-5 this season with a 19-3 dual match record. The pair is 11-3 in number-one doubles and 8-0 in number-two doubles. Crowley and Marshall are 15-6 on the year going 4-4 in number-one doubles and 11-2 in number-two doubles.