Sat Sep 16
TBA
Denison
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Sun Sep 17
TBA
Denison
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri Sep 22
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Sep 23
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Sep 24
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Mon Sep 25
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Feb 09
TBA
Chicago
vs. Denison
@ Cleveland, Ohio
Sun Feb 11
8:00 AM
Denison
at Case Western Reserve
Cleveland Skating Club
Fri Mar 02
TBA
Hope
Denison
Sat Mar 03
TBA
Kalamazoo
Denison
Thu Mar 22
3:00 PM
Denison
at Fla. Southern
Lakeland, FL
Tue Apr 10
4:30 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
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No. 22 Big Red wins third-straight

Meg Chiumento clinched DU's win at Kenyon with a victory at No. 3 singles.
Meg Chiumento clinched DU's win at Kenyon with a victory at No. 3 singles.

After a sluggish start to the spring season, the 22nd-ranked Denison women's tennis team picked up its third-consecutive victory after knocking off rival Kenyon College, 8-1, on Tuesday in Gambier, Ohio.

Denison opened the match with a pair of dominating victories in double play.  At third doubles, Eleni Coleman and Emily Holloway picked up their first win of the season after defeating Abigail Younger and Elise Altschuler 8-3.  DU built a 2-0 lead over the Ladies when the No. 1 doubles team of Kelsey Geppner and Taylor Hawkins grabbed their 10th win of the year with an 8-4 victory over Taylor Diffley and Jenna Murray.  Kenyon prevented the sweep with a 9-8 victory at the second flight.

Hawkins quickly dispatched of Murray at second singles to give the Big Red their third point of the match.  The sophomore earned her team-leading 12th win via 6-4, 6-2 scores.  At fourth singles, Holloway also posted a 6-4, 6-2 over Samantha Murphy which put DU one point away from clinching the match.  That final point came at No. 3 singles where Meg Chiumento won a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Lauren Hoffman.

Geppner (first), Lauren Schechtman (fifth) and Heather Abzug (sixth) completed the singles sweep for the Big Red. In a battle between regionally-ranked opponents, ninth-ranked Geppner won a three-set match with Diffley, who is ranked 15th in the Central Region. After Diffley won the first set 7-6, Geppner rallied to win the next to via 6-2 and 10-5 scores.  Schechtman also won a three-set decision (3-6, 7-5, 10-6), while Abzug defeated Altschuler 6-4, 7-6.

With the win, the Big Red moves to 4-6 on the year, while the loss drops Kenyon to 5-7.  Denison returns to action this weekend when they travel to Madison, Wis. for the Midwest Invitational.