Bronco Women's Tennis Hosts Colorado State, Utah State and Kansas State in Central Region Match-ups Feb. 6-8

 WHAT’S HAPPENING:
The No. 38-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team will return home to host three ITA Central Region foes from Fri., Feb. 6 through Sun., Feb. 8. The Broncos will play host to unranked Colorado State, Utah State and Kansas State at the Boas Tennis Center.

 

SCHEDULE:
Friday, Feb. 6 9:30 am Boise State vs. Colorado State
Friday, Feb. 6 4 pm Boise State vs. Utah State
Saturday, Feb. 7 9 am Utah State vs. Colorado State
Saturday, Feb. 7 1 pm Boise State vs. Kansas State
Sunday, Feb. 8 9am Kansas State vs. Colorado State
 
LAST TIME OUT:
The Broncos return home from the ITA National Team Indoor Rounds 1 & 2 which were held in Clemson, S.C. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2009. The team finished with a 1-1 record, dropping a 4-1 decision to No. 11-ranked Clemson and defeating No. 39-ranked Louisville, 5-1. With the split, the Broncos moved up three spots in the ITA National rankings from last week’s No. 41 to this week’s No. 38.

BOISE STATE:
The Broncos enter the weekend undefeated at home as well as boasting a 3-1 record on the season. Junior Pichittra Thongdach is the sole Bronco who ranks in the national singles poll at No. 104. Thongdach is joined by freshman Vivian Silfany as the No. 54-ranked doubles team in the country. Regionally, Thongdach leads the Broncos as well, sitting in the No. 7 singles spot. Freshman Lauren Megale holds the No. 12 spot, Silfany in the No. 23 spot and junior Bianca Jochimsen sits at No. 30 in the region’s singles rankings. Thongdach and Silfany rank No. 4 amongst the region’s doubles teams while Megale is joined by Klaudia Wlodarczyk as the No. 5-ranked team in the region. Jochimsen is joined by senior Laura Baum as the final ranked Bronco doubles team, sitting at No. 11 in the regional standings.  

 

COLORADO STATE:
The Colorado State Rams enter the weekend with a clean slate. The Rams have yet to compete during the spring season and will open their season against the Broncos at 9:30 am on Friday morning.

 

Colorado State is also an ITA Central Region team and has a pair of regional rankings. Lauren Strausberger holds the only singles ranking for the Rams, sitting at No. 28. In doubles, Laura Neal and Anette Pohjalainen are the No. 10-ranked team. The Rams have no ITA national singles or doubles rankings at this time.

 

KANSAS STATE:
The Kansas State Wildcats enter the weekend with a 1-0 record after defeating Drake University, 6-1, in their season opener last week.  

 

The Wildcats are much like the Colorado State Rams, with one singles player and one doubles team in the ITA Central Region rankings. Katka Kudlakova sits at No. 26 in the central region singles rankings while Natasha Vieira and Petra Chuda hold the No. 15 doubles rank. No players are ranked amongst the ITA national singles or doubles standings.  

 

UTAH STATE:
The Utah State Aggies are the only team competing in Boise this coming weekend that are both a regional and conference opponent to the Broncos. Utah State enters with a 1-1 record after picking up a season opener win at Idaho State, 6-1, and dropping their second match of the season to BYU, 7-0. Utah State has no national or central regionally ranked players at this time.


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