No Event
No Event
Sat Sep 09
TBA
Denison
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Sun Sep 10
TBA
Denison
at Kenyon Invitational
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Sep 16
TBA
Denison
at Oberlin Invitational
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sun Sep 17
TBA
Denison
at Oberlin Invitational
in Oberlin, Ohio
Fri Sep 29
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sat Sep 30
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sun Oct 01
TBA
Denison
at ITA Regional Tournament
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Fri Feb 09
7:00 PM
Chicago
vs. Denison
@ Cleveland, Ohio in Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Feb 23
6:00 PM
Denison
vs. Allegheny
@ Erie, PA (Westwood Racquet Club) in Erie, Pa.
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DU tops OWU, secures spot in NCAC Semis

Blake Burstein  |  Photo by Jason Miller
Blake Burstein | Photo by Jason Miller

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Big Red men's tennis team advanced to the second round of the 2017 North Coast Athletic Conference Championship Tournament following a 5-1 victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Friday at the VandenBerg Courts at Kenyon College.

Denison's top doubles pairing of Kevin Brown and Blake Burstein opened the scoring with an 8-3 decision over Diego Venegas and Jack Hibbard. The win marked their ninth-straight and 11th at the flight. The Bishops evened the score with an 8-4 victory at the second flight. At third doubles, Danish Siddiquie and Colin Bahin put DU back in front with an 8-5 win over Jacob Volbers and Felipe Duate.

In singles play, senior Owen Smith extended Denison's lead with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Aadil Kohari at the No. 3 flight. Junior Jamie McDonald followed with another straight-set win (6-0, 6-2) at the second flight. The win mark Smith's fifth-straight in singles play, while McDonald has now won five in a row. Burstein secured the win for the Big Red with a three-set decision over Hibbard. Burstein blanked Hibbard in the first set before dropping the second 6-2. The sophomore rebounded with a 6-3 win in the final set to nail down the DU victory.

Denison (9-9) will now face second-seeded Kenyon (11-10) on Saturday in the semifinals of the NCAC Tournament. The Lords earned their spot in the semis with a 5-1 victory over Wooster in the opening round. Saturday's semifinal is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. in Gambier, Ohio.