Broncos Rally to Knock Off Bobcats
Feb. 25, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's tennis rallied with a strong singles performance Saturday, to defeat Montana State at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. The Broncos (7-2) used wins at the top four spots in the singles lineup to pick up their sixth win in the last seven matches.

"We knew we were in for a tough match," said head coach Beck Roghaar. "For us to pull out singles wins in the four top spots was big. That was strength on strength and it was a dog fight. Hats off to Montana State for making it a great college tennis match."

The Broncos dropped the doubles point in which all three matches went to at least 12 games, but responded with a scrappy resolve in singles play. It is Boise State's second 4-3 win this season, along with the dramatic Feb. 10 victory over Portland.

"A lot of the special teams I've been a part of have found ways to win," said Roghaar. "Whether it feels great or looks pretty all the time is another thing, but they find ways to win. That's what we're starting to put together here."

Freshman Lilian Poling set the tone in singles. Poling marched to a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles against Montana State freshman Chloe Goyette who entered with a 6-1 record.

"Lilian definitely earned the Bandanna today," said Roghaar. "She bounced back from a loss to BYU to win at number one yesterday, then took on a Montana State opponent today who came in with really great results. To stamp it quickly really got us going again after losing the doubles point. It was a big tide turner for us. She's starting to find what her game is all about. With a result like this, you can see how dangerous she can be when she puts it all together."

Nancy Menjivar continued her strong junior campaign with wins in doubles and singles, including a come-from-behind singles victory on court four to clinch the team win. Menjivar bounced back from a slow start to pick up a 1-6, 6-1, 6-4 win for the decisive point in the team battle. She and Kirsty Venter were victorious at No. 3 doubles by a score of 7-5. Menjivar is now 6-2 in singles and 7-1 in doubles this season.

Hanna Kantenwein and Anja Dokic also earned straight-set wins for Boise State. Kantenwein improved to 5-3 at the No. 1 position witha 6-2, 6-3 win. Dokic remained unbeaten in the No. 3 spot with a 6-1, 6-3 win. The freshman has a team-best 6-1 singles record. Kirsty Venter suffered her first singles defeat of the season, falling in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 6 after the Broncos had clinched the win.

Boise State 4 Montana State 3
Feb. 25, 2017
Boise, Idaho | Boas Indoor Tennis Center

Doubles Results
1. Middel, Laura/Goyette, Chloe (MSU) def. Dokic,Anja/Poling,Lilian (Boise State) 7-6 (7-5)
2. Holopainen, Naomi/Brycki, Jessica (MSU) def. Kantenwein,Hanna/Kuljanin,Jovana (Boise State) 7-6
3. Menjivar,Nancy/Venter,Kirsty (Boise State) def. Philippova, Angelina/Cerkovnik, Shelby (MSU) 7-5
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles Results
1. Kantenwein,Hanna (Boise State) def. Middel, Laura (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Poling,Lilian (Boise State) def. Goyette, Chloe (MSU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Dokic,Anja (Boise State) def. Holopainen, Naomi (MSU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Menjivar,Nancy (Boise State) def. Philippova, Angelina (MSU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
5. Brycki, Jessica (MSU) def. Kuljanin,Jovana (Boise State) 6-1, 6-3
6. Holopainen, Wanda (MSU) def. Venter,Kirsty (Boise State) 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-2
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 5, 1, 4, 6

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