Broncos Battle, But Fall 4-3 at Colorado
Feb. 11, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. -- The Broncos gave host Colorado a tough match, winning the doubles point to gain momentum early, but were unable to keep it going, falling 4-3 at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Complex on Sunday afternoon.

On the match, head coach Beck Roghaar said, "I think we learned a lot about ourselves today as a team. We weren't very happy with our performance yesterday at Denver and we challenged our players to show some resilience and come out stronger today and we definitely did that. Today we came out and finished off the doubles, which was great to see against a tough Colorado lineup. Then we were able to finish out some matches in singles."

The Broncos (2-3) took the doubles point to put themselves in a great position going into singles play.

The duo of Lilian Poling/Wilhelmina Palmer started things off on court one, defeating opponent Ronaldson/Daniel 6-3. Then the pair of Anja Dokic/Wiktoria Nosek fell on court two, 6-3, setting up court three to be the deciding match for doubles. The pairing of Vanessa Timm/Hanna Kantenwein fought through a great match, defeating Huang/Wojcik 7-5.

Up 1-0, the Broncos started singles play. However, they were unable to keep up the momentum through singles, as the Buffaloes (5-0) were able to get things going. On court one, Dokic put up a strong fight, in set two after losing set one 6-2, but eventually fell 7-5 in set two, surrendering the match to Huang. Then on court two, Poling hung tight to Hule in set one, but fell 7-6 and dropped set two, 6-2, making it 2-1 Buffaloes.

On court three, Palmer was outstanding, battling with Ronaldson, dropping set one 7-6, but came back to take set two, 6-3. However, with the third set tied 6-6, Ronaldson took the third set tiebreak to make it 3-1 Buffaloes.

Then on court four, Kantenwein also forced a third set against CU's Daniel. After falling in set one, she took set two 6-3, but fell in set three, 6-3 as the Buffaloes clinched the match, 4-1.

The Broncos played out the final two courts and took both points, as Menjivar won on court five, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 and Timm won on court six, 7-6, 7-5 to make the final score 4-3.

"Although the loss stings, said Roghaar, "We know we are on the right track and proved something extremely important to ourselves through the process."

The Broncos will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 16 as they travel to Idaho State for a 11 a.m. MT match.

Colorado 4, Boise State 3 
February 11, 2018

1. Lilian Poling/Wilhelmina Palmer (BSU) def. Louise Ronaldson/Jeannez Daniel (CU), 6-3
2. Chloe Hule/Brigitte Beck (CU) def. Anja Dokic/Wilhelmina Palmer (BSU), 6-3
3. Vanessa Timm/Hanna Kantenwein (BSU) def. Linda Huang/Wojcik (CU), 7-5

Order of Finish: 1,2,3*

1.Linda Huang (CU) def. Anja Dokic (BSU), 6-2, 7-5
2. Chloe Hule (CU) def. Lilian Poling (BSU), 7-6, 6-2
3. Louise Ronaldson (CU) def. Wilhelmina Palmer (BSU), 7-6, 3-6, 6-6 (6-0)
4. Jeannez Daniel (CU) def. Hanna Kantenwein (BSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
5. Brigitte Beck (CU) vs. Nancy Menjivar (BSU), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 
6. Kyra Wojcik (CU) vs. Vanessa Timm (BSU), 7-6, 7-5 

Order of Finish: 1,2,3,4*,5,6

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