PROVO, Utah - The University of Denver women's tennis team suffered its first dual match loss of the 2012 season, falling to the BYU Cougars 4-3 on Friday afternoon at the BYU Indoor Tennis Center.
The Cougars (1-2) took the doubles point by claiming wins at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively. BYU went on to claim three singles matches to earn the 4-3 win. DU falls to 5-1 with the loss.
Junior Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) and freshman Michelle Garpenlov (Tyreso, Sweden) teamed up for the Crimson and Gold's lone doubles victory. The doubles point team loss was also the first in six matches for DU.
After dropping the first set of her No. 1 singles match, junior Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) relied on big serves and timely returns to dominate the rest of the match. Bergner won her match 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 and improved to 6-0 this spring.
Isberg won her No. 3 singles match in straight sets, breaking at 4-4 in the second, and holding at 5-4 to win 7-6(2), 6-4. Garpenlov won the No. 6 singles match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
Denver will make the short trip to Salt Lake City to take on No. 52 Utah on Sunday at 11 a.m. MT.
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