Broncos Battle, but Fall to Colorado 6-1
Jan. 29, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho – The Broncos gave Colorado all they could handle Sunday at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center, but the Buffaloes came away with the 6-1 victory. CU took the doubles point and did just enough in five of the six singles matches to clinch the win. The result moves Boise State to 1-1 on the season and improves Colorado to 4-0.

“I just told the team that I didn’t see today as a setback, but rather I saw it as a good lesson for us to learn from and take away a lot of good things moving forward,” head coach Beck Roghaar said. “That’s the great thing about this team – everyday we’re getting better.”

Doubles opened with the Buffs taking the opening point on court two when Ilana Oleynik and Annabelle Andrinopolous topped the Broncos’ Lilian Poling and Anja Dokic by a score of 6-3. Boise State bounced back at the No. 3 spot when Nancy Menjivar and Jovana Kuljanin took down CU’s Brigitte Beck and Nuria Ormeno Ruiz 6-4 to tie it up at 1-1 in doubles.

Colorado claimed the doubles point after their No. 1 team of Louise Ronaldson and Chloe Hule squeaked by the Blue and Orange’s Hanna Kantenwein and Wiktoria Nosek 7-5.

The visitors added on to their lead at the beginning of singles when Kantenwein fell to Ormeno Ruiz 6-4, 6-4 on court one to make it a 2-0 CU lead.

Boise State scored their lone point of the match on court six when Kirsty Venter defeated Beck in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to make it a 2-1 match.

The Buffaloes went on to win the next two singles contests to claim the overall match as Nosek dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Oleynik at No. 5, and Dokic challenged Ronaldson on court two but ultimately came up short in her match 6-4, 7-5.

The final two singles matches saw Hule just edge out Menjivar at the No. 4 spot by a count of 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, and Kuljanin was unable to sustain an early lead to Andrinopoulous, falling 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 1-0 (11-9) on court three.

“We have lofty goals,” Roghaar explained. “For this team confidence-wise, every match we play is going to make us more confident. Nothing bad can happen to us right now, so it’s one of those things where the experience is what will give them the most confidence, regardless of the team that we play.”

The Broncos will stay at home next weekend and host Seattle on Friday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. and then Weber State on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.


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