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Pioneers Clip Owls, 5-2
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 03/23/2012

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BOCA RATON, Fla. - University of Denver sophomore Elena Najera (San Diego, Calif.) recorded her 12th singles victory of the season in the Pioneers 5-2 triumph over Florida Atlantic at Patch Reef Park on Friday.

Denver (9-7) also scored singles victories from sophomore Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.), junior Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) and sophomore Natalie Dunn (Fort Collins, Colo.), dropping FAU to 9-6 on the season.

Dunn started the Pioneers off on the right foot with her 6-4, 6-2 win over Natasha Phillips at No. 6 singles. Najera defeated Natasha Basma 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles to clinch the victory. Schnell earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over Cassie Bergeson, while Rath defeated Erika Mrazkova 7-5, 6-2.

The Pioneers earned the doubles point with victories from Rath and junior Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) at No. 1 doubles, while Dunn and Najera partnered for the victory at No. 2 doubles.

Denver returns to action on Friday, March 30 against No. 65 Princeton at the Jadwin Gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. MT.

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Denver 5, Florida Atlantic 2
No. 1 Justine Humair (FAU) def. Sophia Bergner (DU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Elena Najera (DU) def. Natasha Basma (FAU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Caroline Schnell (DU) def. Cassie Bergeson (FAU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Catalina Ene (FAU) def. Emma Isberg (DU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 Steffi Rath (DU) def. Erika Mrazkova (FAU), 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 Natalie Dunn (DU) def. Natasha Phillips (FAU), 6-4, 6-2
Order: 6, 3, 2 *, 1, 5, 4

No. 1 Bergner/Rath (DU) def. Natalia Tomaszewicz/Basma (FAU), 8-3
No. 2 Dunn/Najera (DU) def. Taylor Briggs/Humair (FAU), 8-1
No. 3 Ene/Phillips (FAU) def. Isberg/Schnell (DU), 8-6
Order: 2, 1 *, 3


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