Category Archives: Women’s Tennis

#BringTheRacquet: Men’s, women’s tennis teams in Saturday event to fight cancer

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are off until the end of the month but that doesn’t mean they won’t be getting the racquets out.

This Saturday from 12pm to 2pm the Pioneers will be on hand for a unique event at Denver Tennis Park. They’ll be helping out in a charity event that will include instruction, mixed doubles matches and other fun activities for the public.

The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that each year holds a national ten-week “Man and Woman of the Year” fundraising competition. Last year LLS says they raised $1.5 million for their Rocky Mountain chapter through the campaign.

The Saturday organizers are requesting a minimum donation Saturday of $75 per participant. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Men’s, women’s tennis teams in Saturday event to fight cancer

Houston industrialist shares past, looks to bright future

Damien Goddard (left) got an early start Saturday before a busy day of tennis and hockey.

Buffeted by headwinds from the bomb-cyclone, Houston entrepreneur (and LetsGoDU founder) Damien Goddard jetted to Colorado Friday night and toured the University of Denver campus today to see new facilities and evaluate progress.

“No job is too small – especially when you are reaching for the stars.” said the corporate titan

Continue reading Houston industrialist shares past, looks to bright future

#BringTheRacquet: Pioneers Women’s Tennis demolishes Omaha 7-0

It was like the Pioneer ladies turned on the gusto to be able to watch some of the DU/UND conference playoff hockey game.

It only took around two hours for the Pio women’s tennis team to sweep an overmatched University of Nebraska at Omaha squad. The Mavericks were forced to drive from Nebraska after the bomb cyclone Wednesday put flights to Denver into disarray.  Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Pioneers Women’s Tennis demolishes Omaha 7-0

#BringTheRacquet: Saturday match, Wimbledon-inspired tailgate canceled

Some unfortunate news courtesy of Mother Nature.

With Wednesday’s blizzard still causing a travel nightmare across the Plains and Rockies, the 11 am DU Saturday women’s tennis match at Denver Tennis Park against South Dakota has been canceled. That also shelves the first annual Wimbledon-inspired party that was set to happen outside the Denver Tennis Park at 10 am. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Saturday match, Wimbledon-inspired tailgate canceled

#BringTheRacquet: DU Women’s Tennis Comes Home to Open League Play

The University of Denver women’s tennis team (9-3, 0-0) returns to Denver Tennis Park Friday afternoon to take on Oral Roberts (1-9, 0-0) at 1pm. FREE pizza will be served for fans courtesy DU tennis.

For head coach Christian Bass, she has her eyes firmly focused for a sixth-straight league title. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: DU Women’s Tennis Comes Home to Open League Play

Women’s Tennis buoyed by Founder’s presence

Sure, it was a loss to Rice (4-3) and a win against Minnesota (6-1) but the highlight of the weekend for DU Women’s Tennis was off the court. The DU women’s tennis team was in awe when meeting LetsGoDU founder Damien Goddard in his corporate headquarter town of Houston.

Goddard holding court

The Pioneer legend witnessed the Pioneers first-hand against Rice and Minnesota – and provided tennis tips along the way. Goddard was known for a vicious backhand as a student at DU.

Some second hand reports state that some team members were moved to tears – not with the loss to Rice or the big win against Minnesota but with the opportunity to meet the Texas icon.

Goddard invited the team to visit Houston again. And his thought about the weekend? “I can’t believe they fly coach.”