Broncos Go 8-1 at Barb Chandler Classic
Oct. 27, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State was near perfect on the opening day of the Barb Chandler Classic going a combined 8-1 in singles and doubles on Friday. Boise State advanced all five singles players to their respective flight’s quarterfinals, while both doubles teams won their opening match with the tandem of Lilian Poling and Wilhelmina Palmer winning two to reach Saturday’s semifinals.

The Broncos have five players competing this weekend in two different flights at the tournament, all five won their opening round in singles.

In the blue flight, Wiktoria Nosek rallied from one set down to get past Idaho State’s Megan Poe in three 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Nosek will meet Eastern Washington’s Stephanie Broussard in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

Palmer easily dispatched her opponent in straight sets defeating Montana’s Julia Ronney 6-0, 6-0. The Bronco freshman will play Utah State’s Hannah Jones in the next round Saturday.

Rounding out the Broncos playing in the blue flight was Poling who won the final singles match of the day 7-6(4), 6-3 over Montana’s Nathalie Joanlanne. Poling will take on Zoey Nelson from EWU in the quarterfinals.

Jovana Kuljanin and Vanessa Timm are playing in the singles orange flight where they both won in straight sets. Kuljanin put away Madison Fenske from Idaho State 6-3, 6-3 and will play EWU’s Rachel Swindell in the quarterfinals tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Timm downed Montana’s Milica Panic 6-4, 6-2 in the round of 16 to advance into the quarterfinals against ISU’s Angela Walker.

In doubles play, Poling and Palmer won a pair of contests defeating Idaho State’s Fenske and Andrea Osborn 8-1, then downed Montana’s Catherine Orfanos and Eimear Maher 8-3 in the quarterfinals. The Boise State duo will face Utah State’s Sophia Haleas and Rhoda Tanui in Saturday’s semifinal round.

Kuljanin and Timm won their round of 16 match against EWU’s Marta Heinen and Moriah Austin 8-1, then fell 8-5 to Montana’s top doubles team of Cam Kincaid and Bianca Bostrom.

Barb Chandler Classic
Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
Oct. 27, 2017


Blue Flight -- Round of 16

  • 16. Wiktoria Nosek (Boise State) def. Megan Poe (Idaho State) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • 16. Wilhelmina Palmer (Boise State) def. Julia Ronney (Montana) 6-0, 6-0
  • 16. Lilian Poling (Boise State) def. Nathalie Joanlanne (Montana) 7-6(4), 6-3

Orange Flight -- Round of 16

  • 16. Jovana Kuljanin (Boise State) def. Madison Fenske (Idaho State) 6-3, 6-3
  • 16. Vanessa Timm (Boise State) def. Milica Panic (Montana) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles -- Round of 16 and Quarterfinals

  • 16. Lilian Poling/Wilhelmina Palmer (Boise State) def. Madison Fenske/Andrea Osborn (Idaho State) 8-1
  • 16. Jovana Kuljanin/Vanessa Timm (Boise State) def. Marta Heinen/Moriah Austin (Eastern Washington) 8-1
  • QF. Lilian Poling/Wilhelmina Palmer (Boise State) def. Catherine Orfanos/Eimear Maher (Montana) 8-3
  • QF. Cam Kincaid/Bianca Bostrom (Montana) def. Jovana Kuljanin/Vanessa Timm (Boise State) 8-5

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