Women's Tennis Opens Season on the Road

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team will kick-off the 2011 indoor season this weekend (Jan. 21-23) with a pair of road duals at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado to start a stretch of nine straight duals away from home to begin the year.

The No. 38 ranked Broncos will visit Denver on Friday (Jan. 21) to face the Pioneers at 5 p.m. (MST) in Denver, Colo. Boise State will then travel to Boulder, Colo. to square off against Colorado at 10 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 23).

National Rankings...

Boise State begins the 2011 season right where the Broncos ended 2010; ranked No. 38 nationally. The women received their high ranking thanks in large part to the return of four key contributors from last spring's Western Athletic Conference championship team. Lauren Megale, Stephanie Jasper, Elyse Edwards and Marlena Pietzuch all return from a team that reached the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Boise State has two doubles teams ranked nationally to start the season; led by Pietzuch and Sonia Klamczynska who are ranked No. 77 currently. The Bronco duo finished the fall with a 4-1 record. Klamczynska is also currently ranked in doubles with Megale. Klamczynska and Megale are tied for No. 90 to begin the season.

Looking at Denver...

Denver enters 2011 looking to build upon an 8-14 season in 2010. The Pioneers ended last season with a 4-3 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Denver currently does not have any players ranked nationally in singles or doubles.

Looking at Colorado...

Colorado starts the 2011 season ranked No. 71 nationally after finishing last spring with an 11-13 overall record. The Buffaloes were ranked No. 72 headed into the Big 12 Conference tournament but fell in the semifinals, 4-0, to top seed Baylor. CU currently does not have any players ranked nationally in singles or doubles.

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