May 3, 2013

Four garner All-NCAC honors

The Big Red women's tennis landed four on the 2013 All-North Coast Athletic Conference team.  Senior Alex Marcell and junior Kelsey Geppner both earned first-team accolades, while first-years Taylor Hawkins and Meg Chiumento garnered second-team and honorable mention honors, respectively.

A four-time all-conference selection, Marcell earned first-team honors for the second-consecutive year after finishing the season with a 13-6 record, including a 10-2 mark at second doubles.  The senior leaves Denison ranked seventh in career singles victories with 49.  She also boasts the sixth-best career winning percentage (.742).  A second-team All-NCAC honoree in 2011, Geppner makes her first appearance on the first team.  On the year, she went 13-4 with a 9-3 record at the top flight.

Marcell and Geppner also posted an 11-4 record as Denison's No. 1 doubles team.  Marcell earned her second-straight first-team honor, while Geppner earned first-team doubles recognition for the first time in her career.  The senior will leave Granville ranked third in career doubles wins (71) and seventh in winning percentage (.755).

In her first collegiate season, Hawkins compiled an 11-4 mark, which included a 6-4 record at third singles.  The rookie also picked up victories at the first and second flights during her debut season.  Chiumento finished her rookie campaign with a 13-5 record playing at flights two through five.