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Fri Feb 09
Final
9 #9 Chicago
0 vs. Denison
@ Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio
Sat Feb 10
Final
6 #16 Trinity (Tex.)
3 vs. Denison
@ North Ridge Tennis Club in North Ridgeville, Ohio
Sun Feb 11
Final
1 Denison
8 vs. #18 Case Western Reserve
@ Cleveland Skating Club in Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Feb 23
Final
9 Denison
0 vs. Allegheny
@ Westwood Racquet Club in Erie, Pa.
Sat Feb 24
Final
3 Denison
6 vs. Indiana (PA)
@ Club Sport & Health in Monroeville, Pa.
Fri Mar 02
5:00 PM
Hope
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 03
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 07
4:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Fri Mar 09
4:30 PM
Northwestern Ohio
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Mar 19
9:00 AM
Denison
vs. Towson
@ Orlando, Fla. in Orlando, Fla.
Tue Mar 20
9:00 AM
Denison
vs. Colorado Col.
@ in Orlando, Fla. in Orlando, Fla.
Thu Mar 22
3:00 PM
Denison
at Fla. Southern
in Lakeland, Fla.
Fri Mar 23
9:00 AM
St. Lawrence
vs. Denison
@ in Orlando, Fla. in Orlando, Fla.
Tue Mar 27
4:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
12:00 PM
Shawnee St.
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
TBA
John Carroll
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 10
4:30 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
10:00 AM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Fri Apr 27
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championship
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sat Apr 28
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championship
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sun Apr 29
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championship
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Denison edges Hope in Midwest finale

Kelsey Geppner defeated regionally-ranked Nancy Benda on Saturday.
Kelsey Geppner defeated regionally-ranked Nancy Benda on Saturday.

The 22nd-ranked Denison women's tennis team placed fifth at the 2014 Midwest Invitational following a 5-4 victory over Hope College on Saturday from the Nielson Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis.

In singles play, four of the six flights needed three sets to determine a winner.  At No. 1, senior Kelsey Geppner, who is ninth in the central region, faced off against Nancy Benda, ranked 14th in the Central Region. The DU senior took the early lead with a 6-4 victory in the opening set, but Benda answered with her own 6-4 win in the second.  In the third-and-final set, Geppner took control early en route to a 6-2 decision.

Sophomore Meg Chiumento also posted a three-set victory over Carli Capestany at third singles.  After suffering a 7-5 setback in the first set, Chiumento rebounded with back-to-back wins in the next two (6-2, 7-5). DU picked up the lone straight-set victories of the match.  Junior Heather Abzug defeated Kate Mader 6-1, 6-3 at fifth singles, while Sarah Torrence was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Anna Garcia at No. 6 singles.

The Big Red needed just one point to secure the win as the teams headed into doubles play.  Denison wasted no time earning the victory as Chiumento and Torrence defeated Claire Cooper and Garcia via 8-2 decision at second doubles.

With the win, Denison improves to 6-7, while the loss drops Hope to 7-4.  The Big Red returns to action on Monday when they host Wooster. Match time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.