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Senior Steffi Rath continued her impressive singles season by routing SJSU's Jessica Willett 6-0, 6-2
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Senior Steffi Rath continued her impressive singles season by routing SJSU's Jessica Willett 6-0, 6-2
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Pioneers Fall to San Jose State in a WAC Finals Thriller, 4-3
Courtesy: Denver Athletics  
Release: 04/27/2013
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DENVER – The University of Denver No. 1 seeded women's tennis team fell to No. 2 San Jose State 4-3 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Finals on Saturday at Gate Tennis Center.

The Pioneers fell in two of three doubles matches to trail going into singles play, 1-0. Senior duo of Sophia Bergner (Schechen, Germany) and Steffi Rath (Höchst, Austria) picked up the Pioneers only doubles victory by defeating San Jose State's Erica Willett and Sabastiani Leon Chao, 8-4.

In singles, Rath rolled Jessica Willett, 6-0, 6-2 to bring the dual to a 1-1 tie. Freshman Kathryn Hughes (Wrexham, Wales) defeated Julianna Bacelar 6-2, 6-4 in No. 5 singles play. Junior Caroline Schnell (Greenwood Village, Colo.) beat Sabastiani Leon Chao 6-4, 6-2 to once again tie the dual, this time at 3-3. Senior Emma Isberg (Tyreso, Sweden) battled but fell just short in a No. 3 singles match against Chau Truong, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2.

 

Singles

1. Klaudia Beczova (SJSU) def. Sophia Bergner (DEN), 6-3, 6-1

2. Caroline Schnell (DEN) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU), 6-4, 6-2

3. Chau Truong (SJSU) def. Emma Isberg (DEN), 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-2

4. Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DEN), 6-3, 6-3

5. Kathryn Hughes (DEN) def. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU), 6-2, 6-4

6. Steffi Rath (DEN) def. Jessica Willett (SJSU), 6-0, 6-2

Order of finish: 6, 1, 5, 4, 2, 3

 

Doubles

1. Bergner/Rath (DEN) vs Leon Chao/E. Willett (SJSU), 8-4

2. J. Willet/Baczora (SJSU) def. Isburg/van den Eerenbeemt (DEN), 8-5

3. Truong/Bacler (SJSU) def. Schnell/Hughes (DEN), 8-5

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

 

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