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8 #9 Chicago
1 vs. Denison
@ Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio
Fri Feb 23
Final
9 Denison
0 vs. Allegheny
@ Westwood Racquet Club in Erie, Pa.
Sat Mar 03
Final
3 #28 Kalamazoo
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 07
Final
2 Ohio Wesleyan
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 21
Final
1 Hobart
8 vs. #28 Denison
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts) in Orlando, Fla.
Thu Mar 22
Final
1 Hope
8 vs. #28 Denison
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts) in Orlando, Fla.
Wed Mar 28
Final
0 Wooster
9 #28 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
2 #29 Denison
7 at #9 Carnegie Mellon
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wed Apr 04
Final
0 #29 Denison
9 at #19 Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri Apr 06
Final
8 #29 Denison
1 at Mo. Baptist
in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Sat Apr 07
Final
0 #29 Denison
9 vs. #10 Washington (Mo.)
@ Kings Point Sports Club in Belleville, Ill.
Tue Apr 10
Final
0 Wittenberg
9 #29 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
Final
7 Denison
2 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Sat Apr 14
Final
9 Denison
0 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sun Apr 22
Final
6 Denison
3 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Apr 27
9:00 AM
Wooster
vs. Denison
@ North Central H.S. NCAC Tournament in Indianapolis
Sat Apr 28
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championships
@ North Central H.S. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sun Apr 29
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championships
@ North Central H.S. in Indianapolis, Ind.
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DU defeats Hope to end Florida trip

Vlad Rotnov  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Vlad Rotnov | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

ORLANDO, Fla. – Entering the day on a four-match winning streak, the Denison men's tennis team pushed that streak to five on Thursday afternoon, rounding out their time at the USTA National Campus with an 8-1 victory over Hope College.

In double play, DU's No. 1 duo of Kevin Brown and Jamie McDonald improved to 4-2 on the dual season, edging Hope's Michael Kiley and Timothy Roe, 9-7.

The Flying Dutch got the best of the Big Red in No. 2 doubles when Mark VanderStoep and Danny Kroeze defeated Mitchell Thai and Blake Burstein, 8-3, but Denison rebounded on the No. 3 court as John Purnode and Ryan Issa bested the pair of Carter Smiley and Justin Folkert, 8-4.

For the second day in a row, the Big Red swept the competition in singles action. In the No. 1 matchup, freshman Vlad Rotnov cruised past Kroeze, 6-0, 6-1, and Thai was nearly as dominant in No. 2 singles, tallying a 6-0, 6-3 win over VanderStoep.

Earning their second victories of the day, McDonald and Brown totaled wins in No. 3 and No. 4 singles, while freshman Patrick McGuigan finished off Smiley, 6-0, 6-2, in No. 5 play. Jacob Dennen rounded out the team win with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Folkert on the No. 6 court.

With a record of 5-1, the Big Red are off to their best start of dual season play since 2012 when they went 7-0 to start the year.

Denison will return to Mitchell Fieldhouse next Wednesday, March 28 when they host the College of Wooster at 4:30 p.m. in Granville.