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Short, Geppner pace Big Red at ITAs

Kelsey Geppner and Sarah Short reached the finals of the USTA/ITA Doubles Championship Bracket at Kalamazoo.
Kelsey Geppner and Sarah Short reached the finals of the USTA/ITA Doubles Championship Bracket at Kalamazoo.

Senior Sarah Short and sophomore Kelsey Geppner paced the Denison women's tennis team last weekend at the USTA/ITA Central Regional Championship hosted by Kalamazoo College.

Both Short and Geppner reached the round of 16 after posting 2-1 marks in the singles championship bracket.  Short opened play with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Casey Baxter of Hope College, and followed that up with a hard fought 7-5, 6-4 decision over Washington University's Paige Madara.  In the third round, the senior dropped a straight-set decision (6-0, 6-2) to Jennifer Kung of Chicago.

Geppner also posted straight-set victories in the first and second rounds.  The sophomore knocked off Transylvania's Stephanie Townsend (6-0, 6-1) and Carolyn Shetter of Allegheny (6-1, 6-4) to reach the third round.  In the round of 16, Geppner drew last year's national runner-up Kendra Higgins of Chicago.  The Big Red sophomore's run came to an end following a 6-2, 6-2 setback.

In addition to their success in singles, Short and Geppner teamed up in the doubles championship bracket.  The duo shut out Margaret Boden and Mary Catherine Faller of St. Marys in the first round.  Short and Geppner posted identical 8-3 decisions over Ohio Northern's Brittany Miller and Emily Mueller in the second round and Wheaton's Sarah Ray and Elizabeth Worsowicz in the quarterfinals.  In the semifinals, the Big Red team took on Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall from DePauw, who recently became part of the North Coast Athletic Conference.  Short and Geppner edged the Tiger tandem 8-6 and punched their ticket to the finals.  In the championship match, the Short and Geppner looked to gain a measure of revenge over Chicago's Higgins and Kung, who knocked out the two in the singles draw.  However, the Maroon duo got the better of the Big Red on this day following a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

In other singles action, senior Kate Westenberger reached the backdraw semifinals of the ITA singles bracket.  After dropping her opening match of the tournament, Westenberger logged wins over Hope's Shelby Schulz (walkover), Wittenberg's Georgia Bennett (6-0, 6-2) and Case Western Reserve's Marianne Bonnno (6-2, 7-6 [7-4]).  In the semifinals, the senior suffered three-set loss to Kim Sawyer of Augustana (3-6, 7-6 [7-5], 1-0 [10-4]).