Broncos Down Redhawks
Feb. 3, 2017

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho - On a team full of promising freshmen and sophomores, junior Nancy Menjivar is proving to be the leader Boise State women's tennis needs. Menjivar turned around a slow start from the Broncos and rallied the squad to a 6-1 win over Seattle Friday, at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center.

Menjivar teamed with freshman Jovana Kuljanin for a 6-3 win at No. 3 doubles, clinching the doubles point for Boise State. With many of the Broncos facing early deficits in singles, including two dropped first sets, Menjivar was waltzing through her match at the No. 5 position. Her 6-0, 6-1 win jolted the rest of the lineup to life.

"We've been asking her to step up," head coach Beck Roghaar said of Menjivar. "We've asked her to come into a new role and she's doing a great job with that. I'm really happy for her. I think she found her game tonight. Over the past few weeks she's been working hard to feel good on the court. She showed what she can do when she's playing well."

Hanna Kantenwein dropped the first point of her match at No. 1 singles, but rebounded in a big way winning 12 of the next 16 points for a convincing 6-4, 6-0 win. Moments later Anja Dokic closed out her No. 3 singles match with a 6-3, 6-2 decision and clinched the team match for the Broncos.

Freshman Lilian Poling exemplified the toughness Boise State showed Friday. Poling lost her first set at the No. 2 position 6-1, before bouncing back. A back-and-forth second set was still in the balance when Boise State clinched the team victory. Nonetheless, Poling fought for a 7-5 win and forced a decisive third set, played as a 10-point tiebreak. She won 10 straight points to claim a 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-0) comeback win for her second win at the No. 2 spot.

"You saw what Lilian is capable of in that third set," said Roghaar. "She was able to pump the brakes and start rebuilding in the second set. Then by the third set she was clicking on all cylinders. For a freshman to work her way through a match like that is really important."

Fellow freshman Wiktoria Nosek earned her first collegiate singles win. Nosek knocked off reigning WAC Player of the Week Caroline Maltby 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 6 position.

Boise State returns to the courts Sunday, against Weber State. First serve is set for 10 a.m., at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center.

Boise State 6 Seattle 1
Feb. 3, 2017 | Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)

Doubles Results
1. Lui/Maloney (Seattle) def. Kantenwein/Nosek (Boise State) 6-3
2. Dokic/Poling (Boise State) def. Carey/McCollister (Seattle) 6-3
3. Kuljanin/Menjivar (Boise State) def. Scott/Maltby (Seattle) 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles Results
1. Hanna Kantenwein (Boise State) def. Michelle Lui (Seattle) 6-4, 6-0
2. Lilian Poling (Boise State) def. Madison Maloney (Seattle) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-0)
3. Anja Dokic (Boise State) def. Barbara Carey (Seattle) 6-3, 6-2
4. Kali McCollister (Seattle) def. Jovana Kuljanin (Boise State) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-3)
5. Nancy Menjivar (Boise State) def. Audrey Scott (Seattle) 6-0, 6-1
6. Wiktoria Nosek (Boise State) def. Caroline Maltby (Seattle) 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 3, 6, 2, 4

Attendance: 93
Time: 2:21


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