Broncos Down Rams, 5-2
March 31, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's tennis earned its first Mountain West victory of the season Friday, defeating Colorado State 5-2 at Appleton Tennis Center. It was the Broncos' (11-5) first home outdoor match of the season.

"I'm happy to come out on the better end of what was a really good college tennis match," said head coach Beck Roghaar. "I was proud of the way we responded against a Colorado State team that was ready to compete. In matches like these, it's all about doing what you need to do to get the job done. I was proud our young group was willing to make that happen today."

A tight battle in doubles set the tone for a highly-competitive match. All three doubles matches were decided by a score of 6-4, with Boise State taking the point thanks to wins on courts one and three.

The Broncos rolled the momentum into singles, winning the first set on five courts. The Rams (6-9) roared back at the top of the lineup, forcing a third set at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Hanna Kantenwein steadied the ship with a straight-sets win at the No. 3 position.

Kantenwein won 6-3, 6-2 after coasting to victory in the first set and rallying from an early deficit in the second. She was followed quickly by Wiktoria Nosek picking up a 6-3, 6-1 win on court five to give the Broncos the first three team points of the match.

"Wiktoria answered the call today," said Roghaar. "She did a great job stepping up today, moving up to number one doubles and taking care of business in singles. As a freshman she showed a lot of maturity to play a game style that maybe isn't normal in the women's college game, but she was willing to go there to get the job done."

Colorado State tightened things up by posting a come-from-behind win on court two, and wrestling away the momentum on court one. Court six hung in the balance, as Boise State's Kirsty Venter came back from a set down to force a decisive third.

As she has done all season, Nancy Menjivar provided the lift the Broncos needed at just the right time. Menjivar fought her way through a long first set on court four, before delivering the finishing blow to Colorado State's comeback hopes with a 7-5, 6-2 victory.

While Colorado State secured a win at the top spot, Venter wrapped up her own comeback by winning at No. 6 singles 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to cap the day.

Boise State wraps up the weekend Sunday, hosting Wyoming at 11 a.m. MT, at Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center (weather permitting).

Match Results
Boise State 5 Colorado State 2
March 31, 2017
Boise, Idaho | Appleton Tennis Center

Doubles Results
1. Kantenwein/Nosek (Boise State) def. Kolbow/Grijalva (CSU) 6-4
2. Voss/Reeves (CSU) def. Dokic/Poling (Boise State) 6-4
3. Menjivar/Kuljanin (Boise State) def. Porter/Keta (CSU) 6-4
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles Results
1. Emily Kolbow (CSU) def. Anja Dokic (Boise State) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Alyssa Grijalva (CSU) def. Lilian Poling (Boise State) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
3. Hanna Kantenwein (Boise State) def. Riley Reeves (CSU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Nancy Menjivar (Boise State) def. Sandra Keta (CSU) 7-5, 6-2
5. Wiktoria Nosek (Boise State) def. Celine Voss (CSU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Kirsty Venter (Boise State) def. Madison Porter (CSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Order of Finish: 3, 5, 2, 4, 1, 6

Total Time- 3:09 Attendance- 106


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