In its second of four matches against nationally-ranked teams, the Denison women's tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to 14th-ranked La Verne on Wednesday afternoon.
The Leopards swept doubles play to gain a 3-0 lead. La Verne continued its strong play in single action, taking five of the six flights. The Big Red picked up its lone win at No. 2 singles where sophomore Taylor Hawkins defeated Jeanette Losaria in straight sets via 6-4, 6-3 scores.
Denison (1-5) returns to action on Thursday when they take on 18th-ranked Tufts at 9:30 a.m. PT in Redlands, Calif.