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Fri Feb 09
Final
8 #9 Chicago
1 vs. Denison
@ Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio
Fri Feb 23
Final
9 Denison
0 vs. Allegheny
@ Westwood Racquet Club in Erie, Pa.
Sat Mar 03
Final
3 #28 Kalamazoo
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 07
Final
2 Ohio Wesleyan
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 21
Final
1 Hobart
8 vs. #28 Denison
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts) in Orlando, Fla.
Thu Mar 22
Final
1 Hope
8 vs. #28 Denison
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts) in Orlando, Fla.
Wed Mar 28
Final
0 Wooster
9 #28 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
2 #29 Denison
7 at #9 Carnegie Mellon
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wed Apr 04
Final
0 #29 Denison
9 at #19 Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri Apr 06
Final
8 #29 Denison
1 at Mo. Baptist
in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Sat Apr 07
Final
0 #29 Denison
9 vs. #10 Washington (Mo.)
@ Kings Point Sports Club in Belleville, Ill.
Tue Apr 10
Final
0 Wittenberg
9 #29 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
Final
7 Denison
2 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Sat Apr 14
Final
9 Denison
0 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sun Apr 22
Final
6 Denison
3 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Apr 27
Final
0 Wooster
5 vs. Denison
@ North Central H.S. NCAC Tournament in Indianapolis
Sat Apr 28
Final
5 Denison
1 vs. Oberlin
@ North Central H.S. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sun Apr 29
Final
2 #28 Denison
5 vs. #13 Kenyon
@ North Central H.S. in Indianapolis, Ind. - NCAC Championship
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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.