Broncos Win Season Opener Over EWU
Jan. 27, 2017

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho - Hanna Kantenwein recorded a dominating straight-set victory 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles to lead Boise State to a season opening 6-1 victory over the Eastern Washington Eagles Friday night at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center in Boise. Boise State opened by winning the doubles point 2-0 before Kantenwein led a group of five Broncos who claimed singles victories against the Eagles.

“It was a great match, for us to get a start to the season like we did tonight makes us really excited about the future,” said head coach Beck Roghaar. “We have a young team and if tonight is any indication the future looks good for us over the next couple years. We competed at a really high level right of the bat which is really important. We keep saying that we are going to win and learn, that all the experiences we are going to have this year are only going to help us get better. Now we have a very good Colorado team Sunday at home. We are looking forward to a large crowd coming out and supporting our team.”

The doubles team of Kirsty Venter and Lilian Poling began the roll for Boise State taking down EWU’s Rachel Swindell and Marta Heinen 6-0 on court two.

Nancy Menjivar and partner Jovana Kuljanin clinched the team point in doubles with a 6-1 victory over Carolina Lopez and Valentina Sottile at the third position.

The Broncos’ top doubles team of Kantenwein and Wiktoria Nosek were leading 5-2 on court one when the match was abandoned.

Kantenwein cruised in singles with a straight set 6-0, 6-0 win over EWU’s Faye Worrall at No. 1. That was followed by Kuljanin’s two-set 6-0, 6-4 victory on court four against Heinen to make the team score 3-0 Broncos.

The match clincher came from Poling on court two where she dispatched the Eagles’ Swindell 6-2, 6-0.

The next two matches finished also went the way of the blue and orange starting with Menjivar’s 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles, followed moments later by Venter’s straight set 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 6.

Eastern Washington grabbed the final singles match in a 10-point tiebreaker on court five where Nosek lost a heartbreaker 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-2).

Next up for the Broncos is a 10 a.m. match Sunday morning against the Colorado Buffaloes at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center.


Match Summary
Eastern Washington (0-3) vs Boise State (1-0) 
Jan 27, 2017 at Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)

Boise State 6, Eastern Washington 1

Doubles
1. Hanna Kantenwein/Wiktoria Nosek (BSU-W) vs. Faye Worrall/Erin Blessing (EWU) 5-2, unfinished
2. Kirsty Venter/Lilian Poling (BSU-W) def. Rachel Swindell/Marta Heinen (EWU) 6-0
3. Nancy Menjivar/Jovana Kuljanin (BSU-W) def. Carolina Lopez/Valentina Sottile (EWU) 6-1
Order of finish: 2,3

Singles
1. Hanna Kantenwein (BSU-W) def. Faye Worrall (EWU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Lilian Poling (BSU-W) def. Rachel Swindell (EWU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Nancy Menjivar (BSU-W) def. Erin Blessing (EWU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Jovana Kuljanin (BSU-W) def. Marta Heinen (EWU) 6-0, 6-4
5. Carolina Lopez (EWU) def. Wiktoria Nosek (BSU-W) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-2)
6. Kirsty Venter (BSU-W) def. Valentina Sottile (EWU) 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish: 1,4,2,3,6,5


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