The Big Red saw its 10-match winning streak come to an end at the 2013 Midwest Invitational on Friday in Madison, Wis. Denison dropped decisions to 13th-ranked Washington-St. Louis (6-1) and Carleton (6-3).
Denison splits three of the six singles flights with Carleton, but dropped all three doubles matches in the losing effort. Junior Kelsey Geppner won her fifth-consecutive match and improved to 5-2 at No. 1 singles following a dominating 6-2, 6-1 victory over regionally-ranked Bridget Doyle.
Senior Alex Marcell and freshman Meg Chiumento also picked up straight-set victories at second and fourth singles, respectively. Marcell topped Anne Lombardi 7-6, 6-2, while Chiumento knocked off Molly Hemes via 7-5, 6-4 scores.
Against the Bears, Geppner picked up the lone DU win at No. 1 singles. After dropping the first set, Geppner evened things up with a 6-2 decision. All square at 1-1, Geppner defeated Theresa Petraskova, the No. 2 singles player in the Central Region, 10-7 in the third set.
The Big Red (10-4) wraps up play at the Midwest Invitational on Saturday morning against Gustavus Adolphus College at 9:30 a.m. EDT.