The 17th-ranked Denison women's tennis team picked up a key 8-1 victory over rival Kenyon College on Wednesday in Gambier, Ohio.
The Big Red continued its recent dominance in doubles play. The No. 1 doubles team of Sarah Short and Alex Marcell doubled up Amy Schlessman and Lydia Winkler for their fifth-consecutive win and 10th overall.
At the second flight, Kate Westenberger and Heather Abzug also won their fifth straight following an 8-0 decision over Carly Bond and Anna Becker. DU completed the sweep when Courtney Steiner and Lilianna Broussalian posted an 8-1 win at the third doubles flight. The Denison duo captured their seventh-straight victory.
In addition to their success in doubles play, Short and Marcell have both found their grove in singles action. Short picked up her sixth-consecutive win at the first flight following a straight-set win over Schlessman, while Marcell notched a 6-2, 6-2 win over Amanda Polster. With the win, Marcell improved to 7-2 at second singles. Broussalian, Westernberger and Abzug all logged straight-set decisions at third through fifth singles.
Denison improves to 5-6 overall, while the Ladies fall to 6-7. DU returns to action on Friday at the Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis. The Big Red opens play against Wisconsin-Whitewater at 12:30 p.m.