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Emma Isberg helped the Pioneers edge the Shockers with her 6-1, 7-5 win
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Emma Isberg helped the Pioneers edge the Shockers with her 6-1, 7-5 win
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Denver Tops No. 64 Wichita State, 4-3
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Release: 02/03/2013

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DENVER - The University of Denver women's tennis team defeated No. 64 Wichita State Sunday in Wichita, Kan., 4-3.

The Pioneers tied Wichita State in singles play, 3-3. Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) defeated Wichita State's Lucia Kovalova 6-2, 6-3 in No. 1 singles. Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) fell to Rebecca Pedrazzi 6-0, 7-5 in No. 2 singles. Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) beat Satjaporn Mahajaroenkul 6-1, 7-5, Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (Best, Netherlands) claimed victory over Carla Venticinque who retired after trailing 6-1, 3-0, Charlotte Derbyshire (Stockton, England) fell to Montse B. Fernandez 6-2, 6-3, and Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) lost in three sets to Julia Schiller, 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.

The Pioneers claimed two of three doubles matches. Bergner and Rath defeated Kovalova and Blaskova 8-1 and Schnell and Derbyshire clamied a 9-7 victory over Fernandez and Mahajaroenkul.

Denver returns home Friday, Feb. 8 to take on Colorado. The match will take place at Monaco Athletic Club at 7:00 p.m.


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Sophia Bergner (DEN) def. Lucia Kovalova (WSUW) 6-2, 6-3

Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSUW) def. Caroline Schnell (DEN) 6-0, 7-5

Emma Isberg (DEN) def. S. Mahajaroenkul (WSUW) 6-1, 7-5

Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DEN) def. Carla Venticinque (WSUW) 6-1, 3-0, retired

Montse B. Fernandez (WSUW) def. Charlotte Derbyshire (DEN) 6-2, 6-3

Julia Schiller (WSUW) def. Steffi Rath (DEN) 6-4, 3-6, 10-5


Bergner/Rath (DEN) def. Kovalova/Blaskova (WSUW) 8-1

Pedrazzi/Venticinque (WSUW) def. Isberg/van den Eerenbeemt (DEN) 8-6

Schnell/Derbyshire (DEN) def. Fernandez/Mahajaroenkul (WSUW) 9-7


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