Bronco Women's Tennis Starts Indoor Season 2-0

BOZEMAN, Mont. - The No. 34 Boise State (2-0 overall, 0-0 Western Athletic Conference) women's tennis team opened the 2010 season on Saturday (Jan. 23) with a pair of wins in Bozeman, Mont., beating the University of Montana (0-1, 0-0 Big Sky), 7-0, and Montana State (0-1, 0-0 Big Sky), 7-0, to start the indoor season with a 2-0 record.

#34 Boise State University 7, Montana 0

            Boise State rolled to its' first win of the indoor season, Saturday morning, as the Broncos swept the University of Montana 7-0. The Broncos won all three doubles matches before sweeping the singles matches as well.

            In doubles, Lauren Megale and Pichittra Thongdach teamed up at No. 1 to beat Rebecca Bran and Heather Davidson, 8-3. Stephanie Jasper and Bianca Jochimsen earned the Broncos' second doubles win in the No. 2 match with an 8-1 victory against Amanda Bran and Lauren Gibson. In the No. 3 match, Elyse Edwards and Rocio Frej beat Constance Alexander and Kayla Moyse, 8-3.

            Boise State then rolled into singles competition against Montana, where the Broncos would win all six matches in straight sets. In the No. 1 singles match, Thongdach took care of Rebecca Bran, 6-2, 6-1. She was followed at No. 2 by Megale, who beat Amanda Bran 6-4, 6-2.

            In the No. 3 singles match, Jochimsen defeated Alexander, 7-6, 6-3. Jasper followed suit with a 6-4, 7-6 win over Davidson at No. 4. In the No. 5 match, Edwards played to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Moyse. Frej completed the sweep for Boise State in the No. 6 match, beating Gibson 6-0, 6-3.

#34 Boise State 7, Montana State 0

            The Bronco women continued their dominating play Saturday afternoon as Boise State completed its' second shut-out of the day with a 7-0 win over Montana State. The Broncos won all three doubles matches and all six singles matches, making them perfect in 18 matches on the day.

            Pichittra Thongdach and Lauren Megale opened the dual with an 8-0 win over Charlotta Hjalmarsson and Andrea De La Torre in the No. 1 doubles match. At No. 2, Stephanie Jasper and Bianca Jochimsen earned Boise State the doubles point with an 8-4 win against Laura Villegas and Ali Griffin. Elyse Edwards and Rocio Frej completed the doubles sweep for the Broncos as the duo took care of Jennifer Coll and Zori Fossum, 8-0 at No. 3.

            Thongdach kept things rolling for Boise State in singles, winning the No. 1 match 6-3, 6-0 against Griffin. Megale followed that up with a 6-1, 6-1 win of her own at No. 2 against Villegas. In the No. 3 match, Jasper earned her second win of the day, 6-1, 6-1, over Hjalmarsson.

            Jochimsen finished off De La Torre in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, to earn the win in the No. 4 match. At No. 5, Edwards took care of Coll, 6-1, 6-2 for the win. For the second consecutive dual, Frej completed the clean sweep for Boise State, winning the No. 6 match against Fossum, 6-0, 6-0.

            Boise State now sets its' sights on the University of North Carolina, who the Broncos will face on Jan. 31 (Sunday) in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at South Bend, Ind.

RESULTS:

#34 Boise State University 7, Montana 0

Singles
1. THONGDACH, Pichittra (BSU) def. BRAN, Rebecca (UM) 6-2, 6-1
2. MEGALE, Lauren (BSU) def. BRAN, Amanda (UM) 6-4, 6-2
3. JOCHIMSEN, Bianca (BSU) def. ALEXANDER, Constance (UM) 7-6, 6-3
4. JASPER, Stephanie (BSU) def. DAVIDSON, Heather (UM) 6-4, 7-6
5. EDWARDS, Elyse (BSU) def. MOYSE, Kayla (UM) 6-1, 6-1
6. FREJ, Rocio (BSU) def. GIBSON, Lauren (UM) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles
1. MEGALE, Lauren/THONGDACH, Pichittra (BSU) def. BRAN, Rebecca/DAVIDSON, Heather (UM) 8-3
2. JASPER, Stephanie/JOCHIMSEN, Bianca (BSU) def. BRAN, Amanda/GIBSON, Lauren (UM) 8-1
3. EDWARDS, Elyse/FREJ, Rocio (BSU) def. ALEXANDER, Constance/MOYSE, Kayla (UM) 8-3

#34 Boise State 7, Montana State 0

Singles

1. THONGDACH, Pich. (BSU) def. GRIFFIN, Ali (MSUW) 6-3, 6-0

2. MEGALE, Lauren (BSU) def. VILLEGAS, Laura (MSUW) 6-1, 6-1

3. JASPER, Stephanie (BSU) def. HJALMARSSON, Char. (MSUW) 6-1, 6-1

4. JOCHIMSEN, Bianca (BSU) def. De La Torre, Andrea (MSUW) 6-1, 6-2

5. EDWARDS, E. (BSU) def. COLL, Jennifer (MSUW) 6-1, 6-2

6. FREJ, Rocio (BSU) def. FOSSUM, Zori (MSUW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. THONGDACH, Pich./MEGALE, Lauren (BSU) def. HJALMARSSON, Char./De La Torre, Andrea (MSUW) 8-0

2. JASPER, Stephanie/JOCHIMSEN, Bianca (BSU) def. VILLEGAS, Laura/GRIFFIN, Ali (MSUW) 8-4

3. EDWARDS, E./FREJ, Rocio (BSU) def. COLL, Jennifer/FOSSUM, Zori (MSUW) 8-0


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