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Fri Feb 09
Final
9 #9 Chicago
0 vs. Denison
@ Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio
Sat Feb 10
Final
6 #16 Trinity (Tex.)
3 vs. Denison
@ North Ridge Tennis Club in North Ridgeville, Ohio
Sun Feb 11
Final
1 Denison
8 vs. #18 Case Western Reserve
@ Cleveland Skating Club in Cleveland, Ohio
Fri Feb 23
Final
9 Denison
0 vs. Allegheny
@ Westwood Racquet Club in Erie, Pa.
Sat Feb 24
Final
3 Denison
6 vs. Indiana (PA)
@ Club Sport & Health in Monroeville, Pa.
Fri Mar 02
Final
4 #21 Hope
5 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 03
Final
0 Kalamazoo
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 07
Final
8 Denison
1 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Thu Mar 15
Final
2 Northwestern Ohio
7 #35 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Mar 19
Final
0 Denison
7 vs. Towson
@ USTA National Campus (Collegiate Courts 1-6) in Orlando, Fla.
Tue Mar 20
Final
7 Denison
2 vs. Colorado Col.
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts 9-14) in Orlando, Fla.
Thu Mar 22
Final
0 Denison
9 at Fla. Southern
in Lakeland, Fla.
Fri Mar 23
Final
1 St. Lawrence
8 vs. Denison
@ USTA National Campus (Team USA Courts 15-20) in Orlando, Fla.
Tue Mar 27
Final
6 #22 Kenyon
3 #35 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 31
Final
0 Shawnee St.
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 07
Final
1 John Carroll
8 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 10
Final
0 Wittenberg
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 14
Final
6 Denison
3 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Fri Apr 27
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championship
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sat Apr 28
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championship
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sun Apr 29
TBA
Denison
vs. NCAC Championship
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
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Pioneers hold off DU's comeback bid

Lauren Hawley  |  Photo by Jason Miller
Lauren Hawley | Photo by Jason Miller

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- In a rain delayed match that was eventually moved into the Mitchell Fieldhouse, a three-set victory at the fifth singles flight by Natalie Kelly lifted 29th-ranked Lewis & Clark College to a 5-4 victory over No. 30 Denison on Thursday.

Trailing 4-3 with two singles matches left to be decided, Big Red junior Carol Vitellas tied the match for the for the fourth time with a straight-set victory at No. 6 singles over Chloe Sermet. Vitellas won the flight by matching scores of 6-2.

While Vitellas was in the process of tying the match score, sophomore Charlotte Purnode was involved in an epic battle with Kelly at the fifth flight. Purnode took the early advantage with a 7-5 decision in the opening set. Kelly evened things up with a 6-2 victory that forced a third-and-decisive set. In the match-deciding set, Kelly earned a 6-1 decision to give the hard-fought win to the Pioneers.

Sophomores Lauren Hawley and Emma Alsup opened the match scoring by quickly dispatching Josie Legarza and Kacey Incerpi via an 8-3 score. Lewis & Clark went on to win the next two doubles flights to take a 2-1 advantage. Alsup evened the score at 2-2 with a three-set win over Legarza (6-3, 4-6, 6-0) at No. 2 single.

Denison fell behind by one once again after dropping a three-set decision at No. 4 singles. Hawley, who is ranked fourth in the central region, tied things up at 3-3 with a win over Wiktoria Plawska, the No. 12 singles player in the west region. The Big Red sophomore cruised to a 6-1 win in the opening set before suffering a 6-2 loss in the second. The final set was much closer as Hawley edged Plawska by way of a 7-5 score. The Pioneers regained the lead at 4-3 with a three-set win at third singles.

The loss drops the Big Red to 4-7, while Lewis & Clark improves to 9-3. Denison will be back in action on Saturday (April 1) when they host Allegheny at 2 p.m.

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