No Event
No Event
No Event
Sat Feb 11
Final
2 Denison
7 at Northwestern Ohio
in Lima, Ohio
Sat Feb 18
Final
8 #10 Chicago
1 vs. #22 Denison
@ Indianapolis, Ind. in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sat Feb 25
Final
7 Indiana (PA)
2 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 04
Final
2 #25 Denison
7 at #29 Hope
in Holland, Mich.
Sun Mar 05
Final
9 #25 Denison
0 at Kalamazoo
in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Mon Mar 13
Final
9 #25 Denison
0 at Occidental
in Los Angeles, Calif.
Wed Mar 15
Final
4 #25 Denison
5 at #24 Redlands
in Redlands, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
Final
0 #25 Denison
9 vs. #8 Wesleyan
@ Claremont, Calif. in Claremont, Calif.
Wed Mar 22
Final
0 Ohio Wesleyan
9 #29 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
Final
8 #29 Denison
1 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Thu Mar 30
Final
5 #29 Lewis & Clark
4 #30 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
Final
0 Allegheny
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 07
Final
5 #30 Denison
4 vs. Augustana (IL)
@ Cherokee Country Club in Madison, Wis.
Fri Apr 07
Final
7 #19 Case Western Reserve
2 vs. #30 Denison
@ Cherokee Country Club in Madison, Wis.
Sat Apr 08
Final
3 #30 Denison
6 vs. #22 Wisconsin-Whitewater
@ Midwest Invitational in Madison, Wis.
Tue Apr 11
Final
9 Denison
0 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Apr 15
Final
7 #26 DePauw
2 #34 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Apr 20
Final
0 Baldwin Wallace
9 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Apr 28
Final
0 Allegheny
5 Denison
NCAC Championships - Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 29
9:00 AM
Kenyon
Denison
NCAC Championships - Semifinals
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Denison edges Vikings, falls to #19 Case

Olivia Underwood  |  Photo by Jason Miller
Olivia Underwood | Photo by Jason Miller

MADISON, Wis. -- The 30th-ranked Denison women's tennis team went 1-1 on the opening day of the 2017 Midwest Invitational on Friday at the Cherokee Country Club. DU clipped Augustana, 5-4, before dropping a 7-2 decision to #19 Case Western Reserve.

Down a point after doubles play, the Big Red won four of the six singles flights to pull off a come-from-behind win over the Vikings. Sophomore Lauren Hawley, who is currently ranked fourth in the central region, defeated 15th-ranked Lauren Goggin in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. Hawley's doubles partner, Emma Alsup, battled back from a set down to defeat Dana Goggin at the second flight. Alsup suffered a 6-0 loss in the opening set before taking the next two via 6-3, 10-2 scores. Both Hawley and Alsup secured their fifth-straight singles wins.

DU also picked up singles victories at the fifth and sixth flights. Junior Carol Vitellas knocked off Vicki Andonova 6-1, 6-2, while senior Olivia Underwood was a 6-1, 6-3 winner over Madeline Lombardi. Vitellas' win was her fifth straight and first and No. 5 singles this season. Hawley and Alsup, who entered the match ranked second in the region, earned an 8-5 victory over Dana Goggin and Caitlyn Schaffer for their fifth-straight win.

Against the Spartans, Hawley and Alsup picked up their sixth-straight win as a doubles team as they defeated Nithya Kanagasegar and Jessica Liu, 8-5. Alsup picked up the Big Red's other point at second singles with a three-set win over Liu. After falling 6-3 in the first set, the sophomore won the next two via 6-2 and 10-7 scores.

Denison (6-8) will close out play at the Midwest Invitational on Saturday in Madison, Wis.