DENVER - The University of Denver women's tennis team opened their home schedule with its third straight 6-1 victory, this time against the University of Texas-El Paso Friday evening at the Colorado Athletic Club Monaco.
The Crimson and Gold (3-0) began the night by earning the doubles point and finished with five singles victories to earn its third straight win of the season. UTEP falls to 0-3 on the season.
"We started off well with a great doubles point, which is always good in a college tennis match," head coach Jeremy Wurtzman said. "Other than the match we lost, we won all our first sets and we extended leads tonight which is huge going into tomorrow's in-state rivalry with Colorado State."
The Crimson and Gold doubles tandems of Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) and Gabriella Boboc (Boras, Sweden), Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) and Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) and Natalie Dunn (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) each recorded wins.
Bergner defeated Martina Trierweiler at No.1 singles, while Schnell defeated Gabi Vazquez 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
Isberg defeated Carolina DeLuca 6-3, 6-4 at No.3 singles and Rath beat Dariya Abdrakmanova 6-4, 6-3 at No.4 singles. Dunn won 6-0, 6-3 over Anastasiya Sylenko at No. 5 singles.
DU returns to action on Sat., Jan. 28 against Colorado State at CAC Monaco. First serve is set for 7 p.m. MT.
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