Category Archives: Women’s Tennis

NCAA Officially Grants Blanket Eligibility Waiver for Spring Athletes

Senior lacrosse star Ethan Walker has an extra year of eligibility. Junior women’s lacrosse star Quintin Hoch-Bullen now has two years of eligibility. Freshman women’s golf star Anna Zanusso – the same Anna Zanusso who carded an NCAA record 61 earlier this year – gets a full 4-year do-over. Yesterday, the NCAA Executive Council approved an extra year of eligibility for all spring NCAA Division I and II athletes. In the case of the University of Denver, this includes the men’s and women’s lacrosse, tennis, and golf.

As for gymnastics basketball and skiing – all three classified winter sports – will not receive special eligibility treatment under the new ruling. Continue reading NCAA Officially Grants Blanket Eligibility Waiver for Spring Athletes

And now, some good news: spring athletes to be granted extra year of eligibility, per reports

The last two days have felt like a decade. Every five minutes, the news cycle delivered a new body blow and the bad news flowed flowing like the dang Colorado River. On Wednesday afternoon, the NCAA delivered the news that fans would not be permitted to attend any winter sports championships including March Madness and the NCAA Hockey Tournament. This news, of course, was followed up by the NBA suspending its season Wednesday night after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus, better known to some as COVID-19. And that was just Wednesday. Continue reading And now, some good news: spring athletes to be granted extra year of eligibility, per reports

#34 Denver Women’s Tennis Crushes Seattle and CU in Weekend Action

Last weekend was the valley, but now they’ve once again found a peak.

The #34 University of Denver women’s tennis team (9-4, 0-0) bounced back from two frustrating losses last weekend against BYU and Utah (that came days after shocking perennial tennis power South Carolina and then defeating Texas Tech), beating Seattle University 7-0 Friday at Denver Tennis Park, and the University of Colorado 6-1 up the road in Boulder Saturday. Continue reading #34 Denver Women’s Tennis Crushes Seattle and CU in Weekend Action

Roller Coaster Weekend for DU Athletics and Fans

The past weekend was bookended by a premier lacrosse showdown between #8 DU and #11 Duke at a sold-out Peter Barton Stadium and #5 Denver Gymnastics performing in front of  5,500 fans in Magness Arena. If athletics are ‘the front porch’ of a university, Denver was just a few heads short of a visit from the fire marshall. Continue reading Roller Coaster Weekend for DU Athletics and Fans

Longtime women’s tennis associate head coach steps down; replacement named

Update 6/19 – 7:30a MT

In an email to Denver tennis supporters Loewenthal called his time at DU an “incredible journey” and thanked head coach Christian Bass for the opportunity. He also deemed his replacement Jesse Medvene-Collins “one of the brightest coaches in the country”

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The power coaching duo that took the University of Denver women’s tennis team to six straight Summit League titles will soon be no more. This after head coach Christian Bass announced her second-in-charge David Loewenthal (above, far right) will be leaving the program, effective at the end of the month.

“David was a major asset to our tennis program these past six seasons. I appreciate all of his hard work and dedication to help us bring our program to new heights,” said Bass. “The coaching staff and tennis team wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor.”

A tireless worker for the program and his student-athletes, leaving was not an easy decision for Loewenthal. Reached by LetsGoDU Tuesday, he declined comment at this time.

Jesse Medvene-Collins (Source: University of Delaware)

University of Delaware (UD, funny enough) assistant Jesse Medvene-Collins (above) has been hired to replace Loewenthal. He had his last day in Newark on June 6th.  He helped the Blue Hens to a 14-14 record last season. Continue reading Longtime women’s tennis associate head coach steps down; replacement named

DU women’s tennis fills out 2019-20 roster, adds Furman transfer

University of Denver head women’s tennis coach Christian Bass didn’t earn the reputation of being one of the best young coaches in the college game by putting her feet up during the summer months. As soon as the spring season and the school year she hits the road (or a transatlantic flight) looking for future Pioneers. Continue reading DU women’s tennis fills out 2019-20 roster, adds Furman transfer

Big Comeback Falls Short; Nerves doom Mok in NCAA women’s singles tournament

A first set to forget doomed Bianca Mok in the first round of the NCAA women’s singles tournament, as her storied career now comes to a close after a 6-1, 7-6 loss to Kansas star Anastasia “Nas” Rychagova.

“I think overall she was just more steady than I was this time,” Mok said after play ended, referring to their unfinished match in Lawrence two weeks ago. In that contest she was convincingly beating the #13 ranked player in D1 college tennis (it was abandoned after KU clinched the team victory). Continue reading Big Comeback Falls Short; Nerves doom Mok in NCAA women’s singles tournament