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Junior Caroline Schnell defeated New Mexico State's Jodie Williams 6-1, 6-1 to help power the Pioneers past the Aggies, and advance to the WAC tournament semifinals
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Junior Caroline Schnell defeated New Mexico State's Jodie Williams 6-1, 6-1 to help power the Pioneers past the Aggies, and advance to the WAC tournament semifinals
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Pioneers Defeat New Mexico State 4-0 to Advance to WAC Semifinals
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 04/25/2013
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DENVER – The University of Denver No. 1 seeded women's tennis team defeated No. 8 New Mexico State 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament. The win advances the Pioneers to the semifinals where they will face No. 5 seeded Idaho.

The Pioneers won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point and take a 1-0 lead into singles play.

Senior Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) defeated New Mexico State's Denise Van Der Ben 6-1, 6-3 in No. 3 singles to claim the first singles point for the Pioneers. Senior Steffi Rath (Höchst, Austria) defeated Mia Brandt 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 6 singles slot. Junior Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) beat Jodie Williams, 6-1, 6-1 in No. 2 singles to gain the decisive fourth point and help the Pioneers defeat the Aggies, 4-0.

The No. 1 seeded Pioneers continue their march toward the WAC title Friday at 2 p.m. (MT) at Gates Tennis Center when they battle No. 5 Idaho in the semifinals.

 

Singles

1. Sophia Bergner (DEN) vs. Ginet Pinero (NMSU), DNF 7-6, 2-1

2. Caroline Schnell (DEN) def. Jodie Williams (NMSU), 6-1, 6-1

3. Emma Isberg (DEN) def. Denise Van Der Ben (NMSU), 6-1, 6-3

4. Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DEN) vs. Annemieke Witte (NMSU), DNF 7-6(4)

5. Kathryn Hughes (DEN) vs. Ros-Polly Nguyen (NMSU), DNF 6-4, 2-1

6. Steffi Rath (DEN) def. Mia Brandt (NMSU), 6-2, 6-3

Order of finish: 3, 6, 2

 

Doubles

1. Bergner/Rath (DEN) def. Pinero/Nguyen (NMSU), 8-5

2. Isberg/van den Eerenbeemt (DEN) vs. Williams/Van Der Ben (NMSU), DNF 6-5

3. Schnell/Hughes (DEN) def. Witte/Brandt (NMSU), 8-0

Order of finish: 3, 1

 

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-EXPERIENCE DENVER ATHLETICS

 

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