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Women’s Tennis Downs Rutgers, 5-1
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 04/01/2012

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Denver earned a two-match split in the Garden State with a 5-1 win over Rutgers Sunday at the RU Tennis Complex.

Denver, which rebounded from a loss at Princeton Friday, earned the road split in New Jersey with today's win and improved to 10-8 overall.

Junior Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany), Elena Najera (San Diego, Calif.), Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) each earned singles wins for DU.

Denver also claimed the doubles point as the tandems of Bergner and Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) and Natalie Dunn (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Najera posted wins at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

The Pioneers return to action at Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday, April 6.

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Denver 5, Rutgers 2
Sunday, April 1, 2012
RU Tennis Complex

1. Sophia Bergner (DU) def. Vanessa Petrini (RU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Elena Najera (DU) def. Jennifer Holzberg (RU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Caroline Schnell (DU) def. Morgan Ivey (RU) 6-1, 5-7, 10-6
4. Emma Isberg (DU) def. Stefania Balasa (RU) 6-2, 7-6(3)
5. Lindsay Balsamo (RU) vs. Steffi Rath (DU) 6-7(11), 4-3, unfinished
6. Noor Judeh (RU) def. Natalie Dunn (DU) 6-3, 6-3

1. Bergner/Rath (DU) def. Holzberg/Petrini (RU) 8-6
2. Dunn/Najera (DU) def. Ivey/Balsamo (RU) 8-5
3. Balasa/Judeh (RU) def. Isberg/Schnell (DU) 8-6

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