Crossroads News
Sat, Oct. 7, 2017 - [Women's Tennis]


Crossroads League Championships Central

MARION, Ind. –Top-seed Indiana Wesleyan University women's tennis defeated No. 3-seed Huntington (Ind.) 5-0 to win the Crossroads League Tournament Championship on Saturday and clinch an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship in May. The Wildcats have won all eight Crossroads League Tournaments since the team format began in 2010.



  • Crossroads League Tournament – Championship Match
  • Score:  Indiana Wesleyan def. Huntington, 5-0
  • Records:  Indiana Wesleyan 14-0   |   Huntington 14-3
  • Location:   Sutter Tennis Center   |   Indiana Wesleyan University   |   Marion, Indiana



  • No. 1:  Lizzie Bauss (IWU) vs. Constanze Golz (HU) 6-2, 2-5 - unfinished
  • No. 2:  Alex Mella (IWU) vs. Meg Dolde (HU) 4-6, 4-3 - unfinished
  • No. 3:  Thewuni Devaraja (IWU) def. Lanea Singleton (HU) 6-1, 6-0
  • No. 4:  Olivia Reed (IWU) vs. Charlotte Seth (HU) 6-1, 4-0 - unfinished
  • No. 5:  Marissa Klein (IWU) def. Lisa Colling (HU) 6-1, 6-0 - unfinished
  • No. 6:  Laura Moore (IWU) vs. Anastasia Evstifeeva (HU) 6-4, 4-1 - unfinished


  • "Even though this is the 26th year in a row for the Wildcats to win the Crossroads League championship, it never gets old winning championships. We talk to the girls and guys teams that we are all about winning championships but our goal is to win in a way that brings glory to God. Today, both teams accomplished that goal."
  • "Our girl's team is so deep. The bottom of the lineup continues to get the job done. I can't say enough about Laura More, Marissa Klein, and Olivia Reed. Every match they perform at an extremely high level. I think we have one of the best No. 3 players in the country in Thewuni Devaraja. Of course, Alex and Lizzie are so solid at the top, they ended the fall season undefeated in doubles which includes the ITA Regional Championship. Their fall season is not over as they will be competing at the ITA National Tournament next week."
  • "We look forward to representing the Crossroads League at the NAIA National Tournament in May. It has been awesome to be ranked in the top-eight teams in the nation the last two years and to make it to the Elite Eight but our girls are really wanting that Final Four berth this year. We always play one of the toughest schedules in the entire NAIA in the spring. This year will be no different as we have 18 of last year's top-25 teams on the spring schedule."



  • Indiana Wesleyan completes the fall season with a perfect 15-0 record and Crossroads League regular season and tournament championships. IWU will be back in action for the spring season.