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Sat Jan 28
at Pro-Am Fundraiser
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 10
0 Denison
7 at Toledo
in Toledo, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
3 Denison
6 at Findlay
in Findlay, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
9 #5 Chicago
0 vs. #33 Denison
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sat Mar 04
9 #35 Denison
0 at Hope
in Holland, Mich.
Sun Mar 05
3 #35 Denison
6 at #19 Kalamazoo
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Mon Mar 13
9 #35 Denison
0 vs. Occidental
@ Scholl Canyon Tennis Club in Glendale, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
4 #35 Denison
5 at Cerritos College
in Norwalk, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
0 #34 Denison
9 vs. #3 Bowdoin
@ Claremont, Calif. in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 21
6 #34 Denison
3 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Mon Mar 27
6 #31 Lewis & Clark
3 #34 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
7 #34 Denison
2 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
0 Allegheny
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 02
2 Oberlin
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
2 Denison
5 at Cleveland St.
in Cleveland, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
8 Denison
1 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
1 Wabash
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 15
5 DePauw
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 28
1 Ohio Wesleyan
5 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, Ohio NCAC Championships - Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 29
1 Denison
5 at Kenyon
NCAC Championships - Semifinals
Sun Apr 30
5 Oberlin
2 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, Ohio NCAC Championships - Third-Place Match
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DU finishes second at NCAC Tourney

Casey Cempre won at No. 4 singles against DePauw on Sunday.
Casey Cempre won at No. 4 singles against DePauw on Sunday.

Denison finished second at the 2012 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament after suffering a 6-1 loss to No. 4 Kenyon on Sunday night in Gambier, Ohio.  The Big Red opened the day with a thrilling 5-4 decision over DePauw.

Against the Tigers, senior Tyler Cempre punched DU's ticket to the championship match with a come-from-behind victory at fifth singles.  Cempre suffered a 7-5 setback to Eric Hubbard in the opening set, but rebounded with a 6-4 decision in second.  In the third-and-final set, the senior fell was on the brink of defeat after falling behind 5-2.  However, Cempre held serve twice and broke Hubbard twice to take a 6-5 advantage.  The DU senior held serve for the third-straight time to complete win.

DePauw held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play.  Juan Guerra and Grant Veltman recorded Denison's lone point after edging Michael Rardon and Reid Garlock 8-6 at the third flight.

In singles action, senior Tom Cawood defeated regionally-ranked Sam Miles 6-3, 6-2 at first singles.  The win was Cawood's second-straight victory over Miles.  The Big Red also scored points at the third and fourth singles flights.  Guerra won a three-set decision over Rardon (3-6, 6-4, 6-4), while Casey Cempre defeated Chris Bertolini 6-3, 6-2.

In the championship match, seniors Matt McErlean and Tyler Cempre improved to 18-5 on the year after handing Austin Griffin and Tim Rosensteel an 8-6 loss at No. 1 doubles.

Denison moves to 15-5 on the year, while Kenyon improves to 20-4 overall.  The Big Red will await word next weekend on a possible NCAA Division III Tournament berth.