September 24, 2022

GRANVILLE, Ohio (September 18, 2022) – The Denison University women’s tennis team hosted Center College, Case Western Reserve University and Otterbein University on Sunday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 for the Big Red Invitational at Denison Tennis Courts. It was the second of three tournaments this fall season for the Big Red.

To start the tournament on Saturday, Denison played four doubles matches against center and won all four as the senior tandem of Sydney Cianciola and Sarah Robertson and the senior duo Monique Bruel and second Caroline Lopez the two won 8-1. The freshman duo Peyton Oda and Sofia Zafiropoulos won 8-4 while rookie paring Sophie Russell and second Elizabeth Hou won 8-2.

Then in singles against Otterbein, Denison won all nine matches as Cianciola won 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 1-0 (10-5) in three sets, Robertson won 6-2, 6 -2, Brual won 6-1, 6-3, Lopez won 6-1, 6-1, Oda won 6-0, 6-3, Hoo won 6-0, 6-1, rookie Kennedy herring won 6-1, 6-1, fellow freshman Anna Leach won 6-0, 6-1 and Russell won 6-2, 6-2.

In doubles against Case Western, Denison picked up a decisive doubles victory by Brual and Lopez 8-7 (9-7) while Leach and Herring won 8-5. Denison was the only team to win games against Case during the tournament.

Then in their final action of day one, Denison won all eight singles matches against center as Robertson won 6-0, 6-2, Brual won 6-0, 6-1, Lopez came back to win 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-2), Oda won 6-1, 6-0, Zafiropulos won 6-1, 6-1, Hoo won 6-0, 6-0, Herring won 6-0, 6-1, and Leach won 6-2, 6-0.

In total, the Big Reds were combined 22-3 on Saturday with just three doubles losses to Case not going their way.

Denison started day two on Sunday with doubles against Otterbein as Ciancola and Robertson won 8-6, Brual and Lopez and Oda and Zafiropulos both won 8-2, and Russell and Hoo were victorious by a score of 8. -1.

In their final matches of the tournament, Denison played singles against Case, and Robertson became the only player to defeat Case in singles the entire tournament as long as she earned a three-set victory at 6-7 (4-7 ), 6-4, 1-0 (11-9) to finish 3-0 in singles this weekend.

The Big Red will be back in action at the ITA Central Regional Championships Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 in St. Louis, Missouri.


2022 Denison Invitational Results


Singles competition:
Denison vs. Center – (September 17, 2022)

Sarah Robertson (Denison) def. Ella Rueff (Center) 6-0, 6-2

Monique Bruel (Denison) def. Grace Williams (Centre) 6-0, 6-1

Caroline Lopez (Denison) def. Carlie Mitchell (Center) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-2)

Peyton Oda (Denison) def. Kayla Harger (Center) 6-1, 6-0

Sofia Zafiropoulos (Denison) def. Granny Sevier (Centre) 6-1, 6-1

Elizabeth Hou (Denison) def. Abby Jamison (Centre) 6-0, 6-0

Kennedy herring (Denison) def. Sophie Maddux (Centre) 6-0, 6-1

Anna Leach (Denison) def. Skylar Keesee (Center) 6-2, 6-0
Denison vs. Otterbein – (September 17, 2022)

Sydney Cianciola (Denison) def. Erin Storrer (Otterbein University) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)

Sarah Robertson (Denison) def. Lillia Walter (University of Otterbein) 6-2, 6-2

Monique Bruel (Denison) def. Emma Henson (Otterbein University) 6-1, 6-3

Caroline Lopez (Denison) def. Rachelle Moses (University of Otterbein) 6-1, 6-1

Peyton Oda (Denison) def. Cassady Shough (Otterbein University) 6-0, 6-3

Elizabeth Hou (Denison) def. Aubrey McMahon (Otterbein University) 6-0, 6-1

Kennedy herring (Denison) def. Julia Gillin (University of Otterbein) 6-1, 6-1

Anna Leach (Denison) def. Olivia Eckels (University of Otterbein) 6-0, 6-1

Sophie Russell (Denison) def. Julia Gillin (University of Otterbein) 6-2, 6-2
Denison vs. Case – (September 18, 2022)
Hannah Kassaie (Case Western Reserve) def. Sydney Cianciola (Denison) 6-0, 6-2

Sarah Robertson (Denison) def. Lily McCloskey (Case Western Reserve) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
Radha Patel (Case Western Reserve) def. Monique Bruel (Denison) 6-2, 6-3
Katalina Wang (Case Western Reserve) defeated. Caroline Lopez (Denison) 6-1, 6-1
Asha Shukla (Case Western Reserve) defeated. Peyton Oda (Denison) 6-1, 6-3
Pallavi Goculdas (Case Western Reserve) defeated. Sofia Zafiropoulos (Denison) 6-3, 6-2
Elsa Syed (Case Western Reserve) defeated. Elizabeth Hou (Denison) 6-3, 6-0
Caitlyn Hsu (Case Western Reserve) def. Kennedy herring (Denison) 6-1, 6-1
Ellior Rose (Case Western Reserve) def. Anna Leach (Denison) 7-5, 6-4


Doubles competition:
Denison vs. Center – (September 17, 2022)

Sydney Cianciola/Sarah Robertson (Denison) def. Ella Rueff/Lainey Hill (Center) 8-1

Monique Bruel/Caroline Lopez (Denison) def. Grace Williams/Carlie Mitchell (Center) 8-1

Peyton Oda/Sofia Zafiropoulos (Denison) def. Kayla Harger/Skylar Keesee (Center) 8-4

Sophie Russell/Elizabeth Hou (Denison) def. Grandma Sevier/Abby Jamison (Center) 8-2
Denison vs. Case – (September 17, 2022)
Hannah Kassaie/Lily McCloskey (Case Western Reserve) defeated. Sydney Cianciola/Sarah Robertson (Denison) 8-7 (7-4)

Monique Bruel/Caroline Lopez (Denison) def. Radha Patel/Katalina Wang (Case Western Reserve) 8-7 (9-7)
Anna Kan/Nina Hoog (Case Western Reserve) defeated. Peyton Oda/Sofia Zafiropoulos (Denison) 8-4
Chloe Ku/Ellior Rose (Case Western Reserve) defeated. Elizabeth Hou/Sophie Russell (Denison) 8-4

Anna Leach/Kennedy herring (Denison) def. Shreya Ramani/Caitlyn Hsu (Case Western Reserve) 8-5
Denison vs. Otterbein – (September 18, 2022)

Sydney Cianciola/Sarah Robertson (Denison) def. Erin Storrer/Emma Henson (University of Otterbein) 8-6

Monique Bruel/Caroline Lopez (Denison) def. Lillia Walter/Olivia Eckels (University of Otterbein) 8-2

Peyton Oda/Sofia Zafiropoulos (Denison) def. Rachelle Moses/Julia Gillin (University of Otterbein) 8-2

Sophie Russell/Elizabeth Hou (Denison) def. Aubrey McMahon/Cassady Shough (University of Otterbein) 8-1