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Caroline Schnell clinched the win for DU.
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Caroline Schnell clinched the win for DU.
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Denver Tops New Mexico, 6-1
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 02/19/2012

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of Denver women's tennis team ended a three-match losing streak with a 6-1 win over New Mexico Sunday afternoon at Linda Estes Tennis Complex.

The Crimson and Gold improve to 6-3 with the win, while New Mexico falls to 3-2. Denver claimed the doubles point and five of six singles decisions to post its first win since Feb. 4.

Denver dropped the first doubles match at No. 3, but rallied with wins at No. 2 from Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Natalie Dunn (Fort Collins, Colo.) and No. 1 from Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) and Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria).

Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) made it 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Maria Sablina at No. 3 singles and Rath gave DU a 3-0 lead with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nikolina Grbac at No. 4.

Schnell clinched the win with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Susanna Kuuttila at No. 2 singles and Dunn beat Laura Richardson 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5.

After a loss at No. 6 singles, Bergner closed the scoring with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Michaela Bezdickova at No. 1 singles.

The Pioneers host Air Force on Friday, Feb. 24. First serve at Colorado Athletic Club Monaco is slated for 7 p.m. MT.

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