Women's Tennis


Verden-Anderson Takes Flight At Air Force Invitational

Sept. 16, 2017

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. – Freshman Camille Verden-Anderson jump-started her Pioneer career this weekend by winning her flight in both singles and doubles at the Air Force Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

 The Epsom, England native picked up two wins on Friday, over Eira Tobrand from Southern Utah (6-1, 6-4) and Natalia De Ugarte (6-4, 6-4) before winning her final over Meredith Jones of host Air Force (2-6, 6-3, 7-5) in a thrilling three sets.

 Bianca Mok also picked up a bracket win against Arkansas State’s Shelby King, only giving up one game. The duo of Gracia Mboko and Hada Chang additionally took bracket wins.

In doubles play, the pairing of Mboko and Verden-Anderson took home a finals victory. The Denver student-athletes first earned wins over over Arkansas State (8-3) and Western Kentucky (9-7), before taking the final 8-6 over Jones and Ashleigh Harvey of Air Force.

The twosome of Mok and Chang also lasted until the final of their flight. The team defeated Daniela Cozzi and Mikala Lowrance of Southern Utah (8-0) and the WKU pairing of Moka Ito and Monica Malinen (8-6). Hosts TJ Fumagalli and Elizabeth Barnickel took out the Pioneers 9-8 (3) in the end.

Overall, the Pioneers went 19-5. Senior Julia O’Loughlin will be the lone Pioneer competing next weekend as she takes to the ITA Oracle Masters in Malibu, Calif.



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