Broncos Start 1-0 With 5-2 Win at Denver

DENVER, Colo. - The No. 38 ranked Boise State women's tennis team enjoyed a strong start to the 2011 season, Friday (Jan. 21) night, with a 5-2 win at the University of Denver in Denver, Colo. to move to 1-0 on the year.

The Broncos swept all three doubles matches and scored wins in four singles matches to put the dual out of reach of the Pioneers. Boise State's only two losses on the night came at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.

Lauren Megale and Marlena Pietzuch kicked the night off for Boise State with an 8-6 win over Sophia Bergner and Steffi Rath at No. 1 doubles. Sonia Klamczynska and Elyse Edwards managed to secure the doubles point for the Broncos next with an 8-6 win against Caroline Schnell and Natalie Dunn at No. 2. Stephanie Jasper and Sandy Vo completed the doubles sweep at No. 3 with an 8-6 win over Emma Isberg and Salas.

Boise State used its momentum to roll into singles competition where Megale, Pietzuch, Edwards and Vo would all score victories to solidify the team win. Megale kicked things off at No. 1 with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory against Bergner. She was followed by Pietzuch who beat Schnell, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 4.

Vo clinched the win for Boise State with her first collegiate victory, beating Rath 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6. Edwards put the finishing touches on the win for the Broncos by taking down Dunn, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6, at No. 5 to extend the final lead to 5-2.

The win kicks off a weekend road trip through Colorado, which will conclude on Sunday (Jan. 23) with a visit to the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. The Broncos and Buffaloes are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. (MST).

#38 Boise State 5, Denver 2

DOUBLES

1.      Lauren Megale/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Sophia Bergner/Steffi Rath (DU) 8-6

2.      Sonia Klamczynska/Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Caroline Schnell/Natalie Dunn (DU) 8-6

3.      Stephanie Jasper/Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Emma Isberg/Salas (DU) 8-6

SINGLES

1.      Megale (BSU) def. Bergner (DU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

2.      Salas (DU) def. Klamczynska (BSU) 6-3, 6-2

3.      Isberg (DU) def. Jasper (BSU) 6-4, 7-5

4.      Pietzuch (BSU) def. Schnell (DU) 6-2, 6-4

5.      Edwards (BSU) def. Dunn (DU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6

6.      Vo (BSU) def. Rath (DU) 6-2, 6-3


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