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DU Tops CU in Women’s Tennis
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 02/26/2012

BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Denver women's tennis team pushed its winning streak to three matches with a 5-2 win over in-state rival Colorado at the Millennium Hotel Harvest House. The Pioneers improve to 8-3 with the win, while Colorado falls to 5-3.

DU claimed the doubles point with a clean sweep and four of six singles matches to earn the win. Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany), Elena Najera (San Diego, Calif.), Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) and Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) claimed singles wins for the Pioneers.

"It was nice to come away with another doubles point today against CU," DU head coach Jeremy Wurtzman said. "CU plays very good doubles and we were able to win all three matches. In singles, we got some leads and held them, but it was not easy. CU fought extremely hard and made it very difficult for us to finish off the match. I am proud of the team for our continued improvement and competitiveness on the courts."

Bergner continued her strong play with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kristina Schleich at No. 1 and Najera beat Winde Janssens 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 at No. 2. Isberg beat Erin Sanders 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 and Rath beat Ania Anuszkiewicz 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.

Bergner and Rath beat Schleich and Julyette Steur 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. Isberg and Najera beat Janssens and Carla Manzi Tenorio 8-4 at No. 2. Natalie Dunn (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) defeated Sanders and Ashley Tiefel 9-8(5) at No. 3.

Denver plays at Wyoming on Friday, March 2. First serve is set for 2 p.m. MT.

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