GRANVILLE, Ohio – No. 24 Denison men's tennis rounded out their North Coast Athletic Conference West Division schedule on Saturday with a 9-0 sweep of DePauw University at the Denison Tennis Courts in Granville, Ohio. The win boosted the Big Red to 10-5 overall and 4-0 in the NCAC West while the Tigers dropped to 7-9 and 1-1 in the conference division.
Denison took control of the match from the start in doubles play when Tim Cianciola and Mitchell Thai took the top flight with an 8-7 (7-5) tiebreaking victory over Greg Frauenheim and Bryce McClanahan. The senior duo of Kevin Brown and Blake Burstein continued the DU dominance in No. 2 play with an 8-6 defeat of Wyatt Metzger and Billy Louiselle. Vlad Rotnov and Brian Weisberg rounded out the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win over DePauw's Alex Bertolini and Will Sultan.
In singles play, Rotnov tallied back-to-back 6-3 victories in a top-flight win over Frauenheim, while Cianciola took No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-3 from Metzger. After Thai won No. 3 play 6-1, 6-3, Brown outlasted Bertolini in the fourth flight to garner a 7-6 (9-7), 1-6, 10-0 victory in three sets.
The Big Red will round out the regular season on Sunday, April 21 when they host No. 15 Carnegie Mellon for an 11 a.m. start.