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Sat Jan 28
at Pro-Am Fundraiser
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Feb 10
0 Denison
7 at Toledo
in Toledo, Ohio
Sat Feb 11
3 Denison
6 at Findlay
in Findlay, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
9 #5 Chicago
0 vs. #33 Denison
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sat Mar 04
9 #35 Denison
0 at Hope
in Holland, Mich.
Sun Mar 05
3 #35 Denison
6 at #19 Kalamazoo
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Mon Mar 13
9 #35 Denison
0 vs. Occidental
@ Scholl Canyon Tennis Club in Glendale, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
4 #35 Denison
5 at Cerritos College
in Norwalk, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
0 #34 Denison
9 vs. #3 Bowdoin
@ Claremont, Calif. in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 21
6 #34 Denison
3 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Mon Mar 27
6 #31 Lewis & Clark
3 #34 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
7 #34 Denison
2 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
0 Allegheny
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 02
2 Oberlin
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
2 Denison
5 at Cleveland St.
in Cleveland, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
8 Denison
1 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Fri Apr 14
1 Wabash
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 15
5 DePauw
4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 28
1 Ohio Wesleyan
5 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, Ohio NCAC Championships - Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 29
1 Denison
5 at Kenyon
NCAC Championships - Semifinals
Sun Apr 30
5 Oberlin
2 vs. Denison
@ Gambier, Ohio NCAC Championships - Third-Place Match
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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.