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Denver finished the 2012 dual season with a 12-11 record.
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Denver finished the 2012 dual season with a 12-11 record.
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Women's Tennis Ends Season with 12-11 Record
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 05/03/2012

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The University of Denver men's tennis team finished the 2012 dual season with a 12-11 record. The Pioneers were the No. 4 seed at the Sun Belt Conference Women's Tennis Championship, and fought hard in a season-ending 4-2 loss to top seed and eventual champion North Texas.

Denver's season was highlighted by a five-match winning streak to start the season and wins over in-state rivals Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force. Eight of DU's 11 losses came against ranked opponents.

Two student-athletes earned All-SBC recognition. Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) was named to the All-SBC Singles Team and joined Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) on the All-SBC Doubles Team.

Bergner led DU with a 13-9 record at No. 1 singles and was 11-9 with Rath in doubles. Rath led DU with 15 singles wins, while Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) added 13 wins and Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) added 11, respectively. Natalie Dunn (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Schnell were 8-7 in doubles.

Sophomore Elena Najera (San Diego, Calif.) battled through injuries to post seven singles wins, while Gabriella Boboc (Boras, Sweden) and Michelle Garpenlov (Tyreso, Sweden) provided depth for the Pioneers.

Bergner is ranked No. 8 in Mountain Region singles, while Najera is ranked No. 15 and Schnell is No. 16, respectively. Bergner and Najera are ranked No. 9 in Mountain Region Doubles.

Head coach Jeremy Wurtzman has posted a 29-38 record in three seasons at DU.

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