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Sat Sep 16
TBA
Denison
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Sun Sep 17
TBA
Denison
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri Sep 22
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Sep 23
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Sep 24
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Mon Sep 25
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Feb 09
TBA
Chicago
vs. Denison
@ Cleveland, Ohio
Sun Feb 11
8:00 AM
Denison
at Case Western Reserve
Cleveland Skating Club
Fri Mar 02
TBA
Hope
Denison
Sat Mar 03
TBA
Kalamazoo
Denison
Thu Mar 22
3:00 PM
Denison
at Fla. Southern
Lakeland, FL
Tue Apr 10
4:30 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
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Tigers edge DU in championship match

Alex Marcell won a three-set battle against DePauw on Sunday afternoon.
Alex Marcell won a three-set battle against DePauw on Sunday afternoon.

Second-seeded Denison fell just short of its 12th North Coast Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon at the John W. Heisman Field House in Oberlin, Ohio.  The Big Red erased a 3-0 deficit before suffering a 5-4 setback to 11th-ranked DePauw, who claimed their second-straight conference crown.

Things got off to a rocky start for DU on Sunday.  In a race to five points, the Tigers took a commanding 3-0 lead after winning all the doubles flight.  DePauw won second and third doubles with matching 8-2 scores.  The top flight wasn't as easy for the tournament's top-seed.  The Big Red duo of Kelsey Geppner and Alex Marcell gave Meg Crowley and Claire Marshall all they could handle.  However, the DePauw tandem squeaked out a 9-7 decision to complete the sweep.

Despite falling in what looked like an insurmountable hole, Denison Head Coach Peter Burling rallied his troops before the start of singles play.  Coach Burling's pep talk worked as the Big Red won first through fourth singles to take its first lead of the day, 4-3.

Freshmen Taylor Hawkins and Meg Chiumento started the rally with straight-set victories at the third and fourth flights.  Hawkins knocked off Crowley 6-1, 6-4, while Chiumento defeated Julie Wittwer via 6-2, 6-3 scores.

With the deficit cut to one, the door was open for Geppner and Marcell at first and second singles, respectively.  At the top flight, Geppner and Maggie MacPhail traded off 6-1 scores in the first two sets.  In the third set, the two No. 1 singles players battled to a 6-6 tie through 12 points.  In the tiebreaker, Geppner edged MacPhail 8-6 to tie the match at 3-3.

At second singles, Marcell took on Claire Marshall for the second time in two weeks.  Like their match on April 14, the two needed three sets to declare a winner.  Marcell took the opening set 6-4, while Marshall tied things up with a 6-4 win over her own.  In the tiebreaker, the DU senior picked up the 7-5 decision, giving the Big Red a 4-3 lead with two flights to go.

Unfortunately, Denison couldn't complete the come-from-behind victory as the Tigers took the fifth and sixth flights in straight-sets.

The Big Red ends its season with a 15-6 record, while DePauw will take a 17-7 mark into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.