October 30, 2012

Cooke and Marlowe repeat as NEWMAC All-Conference selections

NORTON, Mass.- Wheaton College women's tennis junior Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian) and sophomore Alexandra Marlowe (Mesa, Ariz./Mountain View) each repeated as New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) all-league selections.

Earning her third straight all-conference accolade, Cooke was named to the second team at first singles for the second consecutive year.  Marlowe picked up her second all-league second-team nod at second singles in as many seasons.

Cooke went 11-3 overall in the fall, posting a 10-1 record in dual matches and a 6-1 mark in conference action.  She won her first eight dual matches and also participated in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Tournament and New England Women's Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament (NEWITT).

Marlowe posted a 10-3 mark, also winning her initial eight dual matches of the fall.  Like Cooke, she was 10-1 in dual matches and 6-1 in conference play.  Marlowe also competed in the ITA Regional Tournament and NEWITT.

Cooke and Marlowe also sided as doubles partners for the second straight season, going 10-5 this fall, including records of 9-3 in dual matches and 5-2 in conference play.

Ranked 19th in the most recent ITA Northeast poll, Wheaton finished the fall at 8-4 overall and 4-3 in the NEWMAC.  Hosting a league tournament opening-round match as the fourth seed, the Lyons defeated fifth seed Mount Holyoke to advance to their sixth consecutive semifinal, where they fell to eventual champion Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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