GRANVILLE, Ohio (January 24, 2023) – The 2023 girls’s tennis preseason ballot was simply launched by the North Coast Athletic Convention, and Denison College was ranked first with 5 first-place votes. Denison led all groups with 47 factors, sitting three factors forward of second-place Kenyon Faculty (44 factors), which had the ultimate two first-place votes. DePauw College was third within the ballot with 31 factors whereas the Faculty of Wooster rounded out the top-four with 25 factors.
In her first 5 seasons on the helm of the Huge Pink, Head Coach Jamie Scott boasts an general document of 54-30 (.649 pct.), together with 5 straight successful seasons, two nationwide event appearances, three division titles and three straight appearances within the North Coast Athletic Convention Match Championship (2018, 2019, 2022), together with an NCAC Championship in 2022. Scott was named the NCAC Coach of the 12 months for the primary time in her profession in 2022 whereas assistant coach Bryan Nibert was named ITA Assistant Coach of the 12 months for the Central Area.
Coach Scott and the Huge Pink concluded their 2022 season with a last document of 15-8 and this system’s first NCAC Championship since 2016. The Huge Pink additionally went on to win their first-round matchup on the 2022 NCAA Division III Match in Cleveland, Ohio, by blanking the College of Pittsburgh at Greensburg by a last rating of 6-0. It was Denison’s second win on the nationwide event within the final two seasons and was its twenty first NCAA Match victory in program historical past.
Denison, which enters the 2023 spring season ranked twenty sixth within the ITA Div. III Ballot, returns its high three singles gamers and high two doubles groups from a yr in the past. Sydney Cianciola, Sarah Robertson and Monique Brual all return for his or her senior campaigns, whereas Caroline Lopez returns for her sophomore yr. Cianciola, a two-time All-NCAC first-team choice and All-American, collected a 6-6 document within the high singles place final season, whereas Robertson, a 2022 All-NCAC top-team honoree, compiled a 9-5 mark within the second slot. The 2 teamed up on the high doubles flight to submit a 13-6 mark in 2022 to earn first-team All-NCAC laurels. Brual recorded a 9-6 mark within the No. 3 singles slot final season, whereas Lopez went 8-7 at No. 5. On the No. 2 doubles place, Brual and Lopez collected an 11-6 document and earned All-NCAC second-team honors. Additionally returning for the Huge Pink is junior Kendall Schrader, who compiled a 3-1 mark at No. 5 singles and a 4-2 document within the No. 6 spot.
The Huge Pink will begin their 2023 season with three matches in February as they battle towards a pair of top-20 nationally-ranked groups, adopted by their first convention match of the season. The Huge Pink’s season opener can be a street take a look at at No. 11 Carnegie Mellon College on Saturday, February 18, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, adopted by a neutral-site matchup towards No. 18 Washington College in St. Lous on Saturday, February 25, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Denison will then open up NCAC motion at DePauw College the subsequent day on Saturday, February 26.