AUSTIN, Texas - The Denver women's tennis team began the 2012 fall season Friday at the Longhorn Invitational at Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin, Texas.
Senior Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) and sophomore transfer Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (Best, The Netherlands) posted singles wins for the Pioneers. Bergner beat Tulane's Emma Levy 6-2, 6-2 in the Orange Draw, while van den Eerenbeemt beat Houston's Liselot Koenen 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the Black Draw.
Seniors Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) and Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria), junior Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and sophomore Michelle Garpenlov (Tyreso, Sweden) are also competing this weekend for the Pioneers.
Singles and doubles action continues Saturday and Sunday at the Longhorn Invitational
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Day 1: Longhorn Invitational
Friday, Sept. 21, South Campus Courts
Doubles Orange Draw Round of 16
Isabelle Jonsson/Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Caroline Schnell/Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DU) 8-4
Keseniya Bardabush/Franziska Sprinkmeyer (UNT) def. Sophia Bergner/Steffi Rath (Denver) 8-5
Singles Black Draw Round of 16
No. 1 Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DU) def. Liselot Koenen (Houston) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Singles White Draw Round of 16
No. 4 Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Emma Isberg (DU) 6-4, 6-4
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