Broncos Battle for Road Win
March 12, 2017

Final Stats

MISSOULA, Mont. - Boise State women's tennis picked up its first road win of the season with a 6-1 victory Sunday, at Montana. The Broncos (8-4) fought for third-set victories at each of the top three singles positions on their way to downing the Grizzlies (2-12).

"This was a good an important match for us," said head coach Beck Roghaar. "We were able to pick up our first road win of the year. We learned a lot of things from our first road trip that we definitely needed to be able to get through this one."

After Boise State claimed the doubles point with wins on courts two and three, the match moved to singles where four courts were in action. Wiktoria Nosek used a second-set tiebreak to win at the No. 4 spot 6-0, 7-6 (4) and put the Broncos comofortably in the lead.

The lead felt more tenuous just moments later as the top three courts all went to a third set. Anja Dokic, playing at the No. 1 position Sunday, rebounded from a second-set loss to post a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 win and put the Broncos back on track. Fellow freshman Lilian Poling did the same at the No. 2 position with a 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-1 victory to clinch the match. Nancy Menjivar completed her rally on court three to the tune of a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 victory.

"Montana is a well-coached and competitive team, especially at home," Roghaar said. "I thought our players did a nice job of working their way through some matches and the ebbs and flows that inevitably come with each match in college tennis."

With the match in hand, the final two singles matches took the court, including Kirsty Venter on court six. Venter would go on to a 6-3, 6-4 win and earned the Bronco Bandanna as the player of the match. She also paired with Menjivar to win at No. 3 doubles and improve to 4-0 as a duo this spring.

"Kirsty has been a rock for us all year long," said Roghaar. "She brings a great energy to the courts and she's still undefeated in doubles play with Nancy. Having to be the last match on in singles, and still showing up ready after the match had gone on for a few hours and had already been decided, that's impressive toughness and competitiveness. I'm really proud of what she's been bringing so far and I know she will continue to progress as the season goes on."

The Broncos will be on the road for their next three matches, spending spring break in the greater Las Vegas area. Boise State will play at Dixie State March 21, before traveling to Las Vegas for matches against Southern Utah (March 24) and UNLV (March 25).

Match Results
Boise State 6 Montana 1
March 12, 2017 | Missoula, Mont.

Doubles Results
1. Orfanos/Sulz (Montana) def. Dokic/Poling (Boise State) 6-2
2. Kuljanin/Nosek (Boise State) def. Dukic/Panic (Montana) 6-2
3. Menjivar/Venter (Boise State) def. Joanlanne/Kincaid (Montana) 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles Results
1. Anja Dokic (Boise State) def. Hannah Sulz (Montana) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
2. Lilian Poling (Boise State) def. Lidia Dukic (Montana) 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-1
3. Nancy Menjivar (Boise State) def. Catherine Orfanos (Montana) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
4. Wiktoria Nosek (Boise State) def. Nathalie Joanlanne (Montana) 6-0, 7-6 (4)
5. Anabel Carbo (Montana) def. Jovana Kuljanin (Boise State) 6-2, 7-5
6. Kirsty Venter (Boise State) def. Milica Panic (Montana) 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

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