Your best bet would be to contact the clerk's office. Small Claims matters can get a little backlogged. The denied designation probably means that the tenants are denying your claim. Check the CT Judicial Website http://www.jud.ct.gov/faq/smallclaims.html or visit the court service center. Many local CT courthouses have them.
The Centralized office for Small Claims is located in Hartford. A call to them should clarify your status with the court. It is possible that due to case load, a hearing date has not yet been set.