May 8, 2012

Four receive All-NCAC honors

The Denison women's tennis team landed four athletes on the 2012 All-North Coast Athletic Conference squad.  Senior Sarah Short and junior Alex Marcell received first-team recognition in both singles and doubles, while senior Kate Westenberger and sophomore Lilianna Broussalian took home honorable mention honors.

A four-time All-NCAC selection, Short earned first-team honors for the third-consecutive year following an 8-11 performance at the top singles flight.  Marcell made her first appearance on the first team after racking up honorable mention recognition her first two seasons.  On the year, the junior compiled a 15-5 record at the second and third flights, including a 2-1 mark in league play.

Short and Marcell also made up DU's No. 1 doubles team that finished with a 20-2 record and went undefeated against Division III opponents this season.  The Big Red duo has compiled an impressive 15-match winning streak and is 2-0 against regionally-ranked opponents.  In addition, Short set a new single-season school record with 25 doubles victories in 2012.

Westenberger earned her second-straight honorable mention all-conference award after posting a combined 10-10 record at third and fourth doubles, including a 3-0 mark in the NCAC.  The senior closed out her collegiate career with 55 singles victories which ranks her third on the school's all-time list.  She also ended her senior campaign on a four-match win streak.  Broussalian was also selected to the honorable mention team for the second time after going 9-10, including a 2-1 record in the conference.