The Pioneers posted a 7-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night
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The Pioneers posted a 7-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night
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Denver Women’s Tennis Blanks Louisiana-Lafayette 7-0
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Release: 01/26/2013

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DENVER - The University of Denver's women's tennis posted a 7-0 shutout against Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night at Monaco Athletic Club, to even its record on the season at 1-1.

The Pioneers started play by taking both doubles matches as Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) and Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) combined to defeat ULL's Sophie van den Aarssen and Nicole Breaux by a convincing 8-2 margin in No. 1 doubles action.  DU's Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) and Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (Best, Netherlands) then paired up in No. 2 doubles to post an 8-1 decision over Melissa Burckhartt and Bailey Vandyke.

In singles action, each member of the DU squad posted convincing victories, including Bergner blanking van den Aarssen in the No. 1 draw 6-0, 6-0.  Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) kept the pressure on with a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Breaux in No. 2 singles.

Isberg (6-1,  6-0), van den Eerenbeemt (6-1, 6-2) and Charlotte Derbyshire (Stockton, England) (6-2, 6-1) each followed with wins that saw neither of them drop more than two games in a set to seal the team victory.

The Pioneers will return to the court next weekend with a pair of road matches in the state of Kansas.  Denver will open the trip at Kansas on Friday, Feb. 1 (3 p.m.) before closing out the trek with a match at Wichita State on Sunday, Feb. 3 (10 a.m.).

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No. 1 singles - Sophia Bergner (DU) def Sophie van den Aarssen (ULL)  6-0, 6-0

No. 2 singles - Caroline Schnell (DU) def Nicole Breaux (ULL) 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 singles - Emma Isberg  (DU) def Sandra Ahlqvist (ULL) 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 singles - Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DU) def Bailey Vandyke (ULL) 6-1, 6-2

No. 5 singles - Charlotte Derbyshire (DU) def Melissa Burckhartt (ULL) 6-2, 6-1

*No. 6 singles - Kathryn Hughes (DU) def Juliette Clement (ULL) 6-0, 6-1


No. 1 doubles - Steffi Rath/Sophia Bergner (DU) def Sophie van den Aarssen /Nicole Breaux (ULL) 8-2

No. 2 doubles - Emma Isberg/ Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DU) def Melissa Burckhartt/ Bailey Vandyke (ULL) 8-1

*No. 3 doubles -  Caroline Schnell/Charlotte Derbyshire (DU)/Sandra Ahlqvist/Hannah Appleyard (ULL) 8-7 (3)

* - match did not count towards team totals

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