Boise State Wins Season Opener Over Utah State
BOISE, Idaho (1/20/2012) - Boise State University's women's tennis team opened the season with a solid 5-2 home victory over Utah State University Friday evening at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center in Boise. The Broncos started the night by taking the doubles point with victories at the number two and three positions. They closed the match by winning four of the six single matches with wins at the one, two, four and five. Sonia Klamczynska, Marlena Pietzuch, Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil all recorded wins in the singles competition to lead Boise State to the 5-2 victory.
The former Western Athletic Conference rivals opened the match with doubles. Boise State gained the early advantage when Basil and Vo won 8-1 at the number two doubles. The Broncos gathered momentum by clinching the doubles point when Klamczynska and Kaitlyn Brown defeated Utah State's tandem of Monica Abella and Brianna Rowland-Harris 8-2 at the number three position.
The Aggies claimed a hard earned victory at the top doubles position shortly after the doubles point was decided when Jaci West and McKenzie Davis defeated the Pietzuch sisters Marlena and Manuela in a tie breaker 8-7 (6).
Utah State evened the match score at one apiece when Monica Abella downed Boise State's Kaitlyn Brown at the number six singles 6-0, 6-2. However, the Broncos Sandy Vo quickly gave the home side the lead again with a straight-set 6-1, 6-1 win at the fours.
The third singles match to finish was at the number three position where USU's McKenzie Davis defeated Boise State's Manuela Pietzuch 6-4, 6-2 tying the match once again, this time at 2-2.
Boise State needed to win two of the remaining three singles to get the victory. The Broncos did one better by winning all three beginning with a 6-3, 6-1 win at the number two singles by Marlena Pietzuch. Soon after Morgan Basil won at the five slot 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the victory for Boise State.
Sonia Klamczynska completed the night winning 6-0, 6-1 at the number one singles over the Aggies' Jaci West.
Boise State will close the opening weekend of the tennis season with a 9:00 a.m. match Sunday morning against the University of Denver Pioneers at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center at Boise State.
Final Match Summary
Utah State at Boise State
Jan. 20, 2012
At Boise State University (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
BOISE STATE def. UTAH STATE 5-2
Doubles (Order of Finish: 2,3,1)
1. West/Davis (USU) def. Pietzuch/Pietzuch (BSU), 8-7 (6)
2. Basil/Vo (BSU) def. Voytsekhovich/Nedakovic (USU), 8-1
3. Klamczynska/Brown (BSU) def. Abella/Brianna Rowland-Harris (USU), 8-2
Singles (Order of Finish: 6, 4, 3, 2, 5, 1)
1. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Jaci West (USU), 6-0, 6-1
2. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU), 6-3, 6-1
3. McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU), 6-4, 6-2
4. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Romina Nedakovic (USU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU), 6-3, 6-3
6. Monica Abella (USU) def. Kaitlyn Brown (BSU), 6-0, 6-2
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