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8 #9 Chicago
1 vs. Denison
@ Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio
Fri Feb 23
Final
9 Denison
0 vs. Allegheny
@ Westwood Racquet Club in Erie, Pa.
Sat Mar 03
Final
3 #28 Kalamazoo
6 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 07
Final
2 Ohio Wesleyan
7 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 21
Final
1 Hobart
8 vs. #28 Denison
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts) in Orlando, Fla.
Thu Mar 22
Final
1 Hope
8 vs. #28 Denison
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts) in Orlando, Fla.
Wed Mar 28
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0 Wooster
9 #28 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
2 #29 Denison
7 at #9 Carnegie Mellon
in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wed Apr 04
Final
0 #29 Denison
9 at #19 Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Fri Apr 06
Final
8 #29 Denison
1 at Mo. Baptist
in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Sat Apr 07
Final
0 #29 Denison
9 vs. #10 Washington (Mo.)
@ Kings Point Sports Club in Belleville, Ill.
Tue Apr 10
Final
0 Wittenberg
9 #29 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 13
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7 Denison
2 at Wabash
in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Sat Apr 14
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9 Denison
0 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sun Apr 22
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6 Denison
3 at Oberlin
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Fri Apr 27
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Denison
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@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sat Apr 28
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@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sun Apr 29
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Denison
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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.