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Hawley’s sweep of IUP garners NCAC weekly honor

Lauren Hawley  |  Photo by Curt Ashcraft
Lauren Hawley | Photo by Curt Ashcraft

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Senior Lauren Hawley was recognized as the North Coast Athletic Conference's Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon following a pair of victories in No. 30 Denison's 6-3 win over Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Sunday in Granville.

Leading the way in doubles action, Hawley and fellow senior Emma Alsup teamed up in No. 1 doubles to defeat IUP's Katya Minchenkova and Thais Andreotti, 8-5. The nation's No. 25 duo of Hawley and Alsup is currently 7-3 overall and 2-1 in dual match play.

Hawley finished her perfect day on the singles court, defeating Minchenkova in No. 1 singles by a final of 7-6, 5-2. The Dayton, Ohio native tallied one of five DU victories in singles action to help the Big Red pulled ahead of the Crimson Hawks and garner the team's first win of the dual match season.

Hawley & Co. will return to the court on Saturday, March 2 when they travel to Holland, Mich. For a 1 p.m. tilt with Hope College.