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Sophia Bergner improved to 8-2 at No. 1 singles.
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Sophia Bergner improved to 8-2 at No. 1 singles.
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Pioneers Defeat Falcons, 5-2
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 02/25/2012

DENVER - The University of Denver women's tennis team defeated in-state rival Air Force 5-2 late Friday evening at the Colorado Athletic Club-Monaco.

The Pioneers improve to 7-3 with its second-straight victory, while Air Force falls to 8-3. Denver claimed the doubles point and four of six singles decisions to post the win.

"Air Force is a very competitive and high energy team," DU head coach Jeremy Wurtzman said. "We played hard tonight and it was great to come away with a very tough doubles point going into singles. In singles, we got some early leads and were able to close out some matches to really put a lot of pressure on their team. It was an overall good win."

DU won the doubles point and received singles wins from Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany), Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.), Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) and Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria).

The Pioneers make the short trip to Boulder, Colo., on Sunday to take on Colorado at 10 a.m. MT.

Visit www.DenverPioneers.com for the most comprehensive coverage of Denver women's tennis, as well as all of DU's 17 athletic programs.

Denver 5, Air Force 2
Friday, Feb. 24 at Denver, Colo.

1. Sophia Bergner (DU) def. Melissa Cecil (AFA) 6-1, 6-1
2. Christine Molina (AFA) def. Elena Najera (DU) 7-6(5), 1-0 ret.
3. Caroline Schnell (DU) def. Tiffany Tran (AFA) 6-1, 6-0
4. Emma Isberg (DU) def. Tahlia Smoke (AFA) 6-1, 6-2
5. Hannah Dake (AFA) def. Natalie Dunn (DU) 6-7(3), 6-3, 10-5
6. Steffi Rath (DU) def. Natasha Rizvi (AFA) 7-5, 6-2

1. Bergner/Rath (DU) def. Smoke/Cecil (AFA) 8-6
2. Dake/Rizvi (AFA) def. Najera/Isberg (DU) 8-5
3. Schnell/Dunn (DU) def. Molina/Tran (AFA) 8-1

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