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Junior Caroline Schnell's 6-4, 6-2 No. 2 singles victory helped improve the Pioneers to 3-0 in WAC play
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Junior Caroline Schnell's 6-4, 6-2 No. 2 singles victory helped improve the Pioneers to 3-0 in WAC play
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No. 63 Denver Routs UT- San Antonio, 7-0
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 03/31/2013

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RUSTON, La. – The University of Denver No. 63 Women's Tennis team defeated UT- San Antonio Friday in Ruston, La., 7-0.

The Pioneers claimed two of three doubles matches to take the early 1-0 lead. Seniors Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) and Steffi Rath (Hochst, Austria) defeated UTSA's Isabelle Jonsson and Alena Shichkova 8-4 in No. 1 doubles. Junior Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) and freshman Kathryn Hughes (Wrexham, Wales) continued to roll in No. 3 doubles, defeating Natalie Hand and Kavya Menon 8-2.

The Pioneers swept UTSA in singles play, winning all six matches. Bergner routed Jacobea Junger 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles. Schnell defeated Jonsson 6-4, 6-2 in No. 2 singles. Senior Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) beat Alena Shichkova 6-3, 3-6, sophomore Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (Best, Netherlands) claimed victory over Menon 6-3, 6-0, Hughes defeated Miranda Poile 6-3, 6-0, and Rath beat Irene Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3.

The Pioneers were scheduled to play Louisiana Tech on Saturday, but the match was canceled due to weather. The No. 63 Pioneers next match is Friday, April 5 against Texas State in Logan, Utah. It is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. (MT).

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1. Sophia Bergner (DU) def. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) 6-1, 6-0
2. Caroline Schnell (DU) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) 6-4, 6-2
3. Emma Isberg (DU) def. Alena Shichkova (UTSA) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-2)
4. Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DU) def. Kavya Menon (UTSA) 6-3, 6-0
5. Kathryn Hughes (DU) def. Miranda Poile (UTSA) 6-3, 6-0
6. Steffi Rath (DU) def. Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) 6-3, 6-3


1. Bergner/Rath (DU) def. Jonsson/Shichkova (UTSA) 8-4
2. Junger/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) def. Isberg/van den Eerenbeemt (DU) 8-7
3. Schnell/Hughes (DU) def. Hand/Menon (UTSA) 8-3




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