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Bergner Cruises Into Fourth Round of Singles
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 10/13/2012
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LAS VEGAS - University of Denver senior Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) won a pair of matches on Friday to advance to the fourth round of singles at the 2012 USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus.

Bergner beat Utah's Natasha Smith 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the second round and Northern Colorado's Stephanie Catlin 6-3, 6-1 in the third round. Bergner will playing Wyoming's Alexandra Kovacs in the fourth round Saturday. DU's van den Berenbeemt recorded a 7-5, 6-4 win over Northern Colorado's Elizabeth Tapia in the second round, but was ousted in the third round by New Mexico's Michaela Bezdickova in a competitive three-set match.

Action continues Saturday and Sunday at the ITA Mountain Regional.

The Mountain Regional is one of 24 USTA/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women taking in October at campuses throughout the country. The singles and doubles champions from the regionals will advance to the 2012 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place November 8-11, at the indoor facilities at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

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ITA MOUNTAIN REGION WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
MAIN DRAW SECOND ROUND SINGLES (OCT. 12) 
Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Steffi Rath (DU) 6-4, 7-6
Sophie Bergner (5) (DU) def. Natasha Smith (UU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Mandy Van Der Eerenbeemt (DU) def. Elizabeth Tapia (UNC) 7-5, 6-4
Veronica Popovici (6) (WYO) def. Emma Isberg (DU) 5-7, 6-0, 6-1
Julyette Steur (17-24) (CU) def. Alice Pacaut (NAU) 6-7, 6-1, 6-0

MAIN DRAW THIRD ROUND SINGLES (OCT. 12)
Sophie Bergner (5) (DU) def. Stephanie Catlin (UNC) 6-3, 6-1
Michaela Bezdickova (UNM) (8) def. Mandy Van Der Eerenbeemt (DU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3


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