Strong Showing on Day One of Cougar Classic
Sept. 9, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. - Hanna Kantenwein advanced to the semifinals of the top singles draw and two Boise State pairings are into the quarterfinals of the doubles draw Friday, during the first day of action at the Cougar Classic in Pullman, Wash. All five Broncos competing in singles picked up a win on the day.

Kantenwein won two matches in straight sets to move on in the Crimson Draw of the singles event. In the first round, she defeated Naomi Holopainen from Montana State, 6-4, 6-2. That set up a meeting with Victoria Matejevic from tournament-host Washington State. Kantenwein rolled to a 6-3 win in the first set and gutted out a 7-6 win in the second.

Nancy Menjivar also won in straight sets in the first round of the top singles flight, before bowing out in three sets during the quarterfinals.

Freshman Lilian Poling made her collegiate debut playing in the top draw. Poling was knocked off in her opening match, but rebounded for a comeback win in consolation play.

Milena Toseva and Kirsty Venter took the court in the Gray Draw of the singles tournament, each going 1-1. Toseva won her first round match in come-from-behind fashion. Venter dropped her first match but won in straight sets in the consolation round.

Friday featured one round of doubles. Poling and Menjivar teamed up for a 6-2 win in their first match of the fall. Kantenwein and Toseva will wait to make their season debut until Saturday, following a bye to the quarterfinals.

Boise State continues its season-opening tournament Saturday, with two rounds of doubles and one round of singles.

Crimson Singles
First Round
Nancy Menjivar (Boise State) def. Laura Mary (MSU) 7-5, 6-2
Hannah Sulz (UM) def. Lilian Poling (Boise State) 7-5, 6-2
Hanna Kantenwein (Boise State) def. Noami Holopainen (MSU) 6-4, 6-2
Second Round
Aneta Miksovska (WSU) def. Nancy Menjivar (Boise State) 6-1, 0-6, 6-4
Hanna Kantenwein (Boise State) def. Victoria Matejevic (WSU) 6-3, 7-6

Lilian Poling (Boise State) def. Lauren Lang (LCSC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Gray Singles First Round
Melisa Ates (WSU) def. Kristy Venter (Boise State) 6-3, 6-2
Milena Toseva (Boise State) def. Cat Orfanos (UM) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Second Round
Ege Tomey (WSU) def. Milena Toseva (Boise State) 7-5, 6-7, 6-3

Kristy Venter (Boise State) def. Begona Andres (LCSC) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles First Round
Kantenwein/Toseva (Boise State) BYE
Poling/Menjivar (Boise State) def. Uhlenkott/Buckingham (LCSC) 6-2

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