May 2, 2014

Four receive All-NCAC recognition

The Denison women's tennis team had four athletes earn All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors in 2014. Senior Kelsey Geppner and sophomore Taylor Hawkins both earned first-team accolades, while sophomore Meg Chiumento and freshman Emily Holloway landed on the second and honorable mention squads, respectively.

A three-time all-conference honoree, Geppner earned first-team honors for the second-consecutive year after posting a 14-12 record in singles play.  The senior went 9-9 at No. 1 singles, and defeated four regionally-ranked opponents this season. After earning second-team laurels a season ago, Hawkins elevated to the first team after leading the Big Red with 16 singles victories. She went 9-4 at the second flight and posted a 3-3 record against regionally-ranked opponents. Hawkins finished her sophomore campaign with three-straight victories.

In addition to their singles success, Geppner and Hawkins also received first-team honors as the Big Red's No. 1 doubles team. The duo posted a 14-9 mark in doubles play, including a 10-7 record at the top doubles flight. Geppner is a three-time honoree in doubles play, earning second-team honors in 2011 and first-team recognition last year.  For Hawkins, it marked her first All-NCAC doubles award.

Chiumento moved up to the all-conference second team after garnering honorable mention recognition in 2013.  The sophomore posted a 12-8 singles record, which included an 8-5 mark at the third flight. She also went 1-1 at No. 2 singles.  Holloway finished her debut season with a 15-9 record and a five-match winning streak.  The freshman went a combined 11-7 in dual matches competing at flights one through four. Holloway also posted a perfect 3-0 mark in NCAC West Division play.

View the 2014 NCAC All-Conference Team