LONG BEACH- Play concluded at the Long Beach State Women’s Tennis Invitational on Sunday in Long Beach, Calif. Pioneers Charlotte Derbyshire (Stockton, England) and Sonja Radosevic (Miami, Fla.) both closed the weekend with singles records of 3-0 and doubles records of 2-1.
"Overall it was a very promising start to our spring season,” head coach Christian Thompson said. “If the team match results did count, we would have wins over the University of Portland and CSU-Northridge. These matches helped identify what we need to work on moving forward in the coming weeks before we head off to North Carolina for the ITA Kick Off event."
Derbyshire finished her three-win streak in singles play Sunday when she faced Gabriela Tilkeridisova (Long Beach State). Battling through three sets, Derbyshire came out on top, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Radosevic also faced a player from No. 40 ranked Long Beach State on the final day of competition. The freshman defeated Karolina Rozenberg 6-1, 6-0.
Sophomore Evy Van Genechten (Antwerp, Belgium) also posted a singles win for the Pioneers. Van Genechten beat Laura Eales (Long Beach State) 6-2, 6-3.
In doubles play, three Denver pairs claimed victories. Maureen Slattery (Newport News, Va.) and Kathryn Hughes (Wrexham, Wales) posted a 8-7 (5) win over Mickey Hsu/Kristen Poei (CSU-Northridge). Next, DU team Michelle Garpenlov (Tyreso, Sweden)/Radosevic defeated Jessica Warren/Lorraine Cheung (CSU-Northridge) 8-3. Again pairing with a player from CSU-Northridge, Derbyshire played with Mari Taslagyan and gathered an 8-3 win against Leslie Chang/Scout Shutter (CSU-Northridge).
Denver women’s tennis will next travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the ITA Kickoff January 24-28.
Day 3: Long Beach State Invitational
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.
Ebba Unden (Long Beach) def. Caroline Schnell (Denver) 6-3, 6-4
Maeva Razakasoa (Long Beach) def. Maureen Slattery (Denver) 7-5, 6-4
Julie Gerard (Long Beach) def. Kathryn Hughes (Denver) 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3
Sonja Radosevic (Denver) def. Karolina Rozenberg (Long Beach) 6-1, 6-0
Evy Van Genechten (Denver) def. Laura Eales (Long Beach) 6-2, 6-3
Charlotte Derbyshire (Denver) def. Gabriela Tilkeridisova (Long Beach) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Holly Reid (Long Beach) def. Michelle Garpenlov (Denver) 6-3, 6-0
Rodriquez/Lin (CSU-Northridge) def. Schnell/Van Genechten (Denver) 8-4
Slattery/Hughes (Denver) def. Hsu/Poei (CSU-Northridge) 8-7 (5)
Garpenlov/Radosevic (Denver) def. Warren/Cheung (CSU-Northridge) 8-3
Derbyshire (Denver)/Taslagyan (CSU-Northridge) def. Chang/Shutter (CSU-Northridge) 8-3
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