“No place like home” has never rung so true.
The #46 University of Denver women’s tennis team (10-3, 1-0) continued their dominant run at Denver Tennis Park, opening Summit League play with a 7-0 thrashing of a hapless Oral Roberts team.
“Pretty much this whole week we’ve been working on playing aggressive tennis, taking advantage of the short balls, all across the board I think our team did that very well today,” said sophomore Anna Riedmiller.
The #1 doubles team of Bianca Mok and Camille Verden-Anderson breezed to a 6-0 victory, and #3 squad of Hannah Templeton and Toni Nelson won 6-1, securing the doubles point and getting the rout of the Golden Eagles going.
In singles, no Oral Roberts player was able to win more than 3 games against a DU opponent. #1 singles player Bianca Mok breezed to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Ceijenia Cornelius.
Playing a weaker opponent, head coach Christian Bass elected to play all 8 of her players for the first time this season, getting the seldom-used Templeton and Hada Chang some valuable match time.
She says she plans on more of that as the ladies square off against more league competition.
Next weekend #bringtheracquet continues, as the Pioneers face two more league opponents in the University of Nebraska Omaha Friday at 1 pm and South Dakota Saturday at 11 am.
The team has yet to lose in their new digs at I-25 and Franklin, as they seek a sixth-straight league title.
“Like [Head Coach Christian Bass] said we have a target on our back, I think well have a good practice, work really hard to play these matches,” Riedmiller said.
Former DU Atlanta Alumni Network president and recent “re-transplant” to Denver Jason Evans has joined the LetsGoDU team and will bring you all the latest news from the world of DU women’s tennis, defending Summit League champions the past five years. But do more than read – experience if you can! Come #bringtheracquet in person at their new home at I-25 and Franklin the Denver Tennis Park.