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Big Red tops Gustavus in Madison

Alex Marcell posted wins in singles and doubles against Gustavus.
Alex Marcell posted wins in singles and doubles against Gustavus.

Denison women's tennis won its final match at the 2013 Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis. as they edged Gustavus Adolphus, 5-4.  After losses to No. 13 Washington University and regionally ranked Carleton on Friday, DU returns to Granville with an 11-4 record.

The match started unconventionally with singles play and the points were split 3-3. All three of DU's points came from their top-3 singles players, Kelsey Geppner, Alex Marcell and Meg Chiumento. At first singles, Geppner went three sets to defeat Krebsbach, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1, and knot things up heading into the decisive three doubles matches. 

At first doubles, Marcell and Geppner knocked off Laurel Krebsbach and Annie Mahoney, 8-2.

Gustavus Adolphus picked up a point at second doubles, but Sarah Torrence and Katy Barenholtz held off Sidney Dirks and Maddie Lindstrom for an 8-4 win and the clinching point.

Geppner closed out an outstanding two days at the Midwest Invitational.  The junior went 3-0 in singles action.  Her weekend was highlighted by a three-set win over the No. 2 ranked player in the region, Theresa Petraskova of Washington University.  Last night she knocked off Carelton's Bridget Doyle in straight sets and today she came through with a three-set win over Krebsbach.

Denison will return to action on Friday when they travel to Oberlin College for a 4:30 p.m. against the nationally ranked Yeowomen.