The No. 14 Tigers started off with a 7-2 loss against tenth-ranked Washington and Lee, but rebounded with a 5-4 win over ninth-ranked MIT.
Against MIT, the two teams started on the outdoor courts where DePauw took an early 2-1 advantage in doubles. Ali Bush and Alyssa Seneviratne came off the court first in an 8-1 loss, but the Tigers picked up wins at No. 1 doubles (Maddie Lee/Gretchen Wilder) 8-4 and No. 3 doubles (Megan Galle/Colleen Morris) 8-2.
In singles action, which started outside but was brought inside due to darkness, the Tigers lost spots 1-3 but won 4-6. In a 4-4 team score, Galle was the last to come off at No. 6 singles, and she put her opponent away in a second set tiebreaker 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).
Morris won at No. 4 singles 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), and Bush won in straight sets at No. 5 singles 6-0, 6-0.
Lee dropped her No. 1 singles contest 7-5, 6-0, Seneviratne lost at No. 2 singles 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 and Wilder lost at No. 3 singles 7-5, 6-4.
In the earlier match against Washington and Lee, Galle picked up the lone singles win at No. 6 singles 6-0, 6-2. Seneviratne and Bush won at No. 2 doubles 9-8 (9-7).
Sunday features two matches to determine first through fourth place. Carnegie Mellon and Pomona-Pitzer, the top two seeds in the tournament, will meet in the championship match.
Johns Hopkins and Sewanee will face off for third place.
Both matches start at 10 a.m.