Boise State Heads to Utah for Double Header

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 39 ranked Boise State women's tennis team will hit the road again this weekend as the Broncos (3-1 overall, 0-0 Western Athletic Conference) are set to meet Utah State, Friday (Feb. 4), before squaring off against BYU on Saturday (Feb. 5).

Boise State will meet Utah State at 10 a.m. Friday morning in Logan, Utah. The Broncos will then travel to Provo, Utah to face off against the Cougars at noon on Saturday.

Boise State still has five road duals remaining before the women return to Boise for their first home dual of the season. The Broncos will host Arizona at 1:30 p.m., Feb. 25 (Friday), in their home opener.

Last time out...

Boise State is coming off a hard fought weekend at the ITA Kick-Off in Evanston, Ill. where the Broncos finished 1-1 in a pair of duals against top 50 ranked opponents. The women suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday (Jan. 29) with a 5-2 loss to No. 34 Nebraska. Boise State earned an early 1-0 advantage over the Cornhuskers after winning the doubles point but was unable to carry momentum into singles. The Broncos only singles win came at No. 2.

Boise State did manage to rebound on Sunday (Jan. 30) however, knocking off No. 44 Harvard, 4-3, to improve to 3-1 overall this season. The Broncos won the doubles point for the second straight day and didn't let up, winning at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles to clinch the victory.

National Rankings...

Boise State enters this weekend ranked No. 39 after a 3-1 start to the 2011 season. The Broncos dropped one spot in the national rankings after finishing 1-1 last weekend. Boise State had two doubles teams ranked nationally in the Jan. 4 ITA rankings as well. Marlena Pietzuch and Sonia Klamczynska are No. 77, while Lauren Megale and Klamczynska are tied for No. 90.

Looking at the Aggies...

Utah State enters this weekend looking to build upon a 1-0 start to the season after beating Idaho State, 7-0, on Jan. 25. The Aggies are trying to improve upon a seventh-place WAC finish last season after playing to just an 11-12 overall record. Utah State currently does not have any players ranked nationally in singles or doubles.

Looking at the Cougars...

BYU will look to score its first win over a ranked opponent this weekend when the No. 73 ranked Cougars host Boise State, Saturday. BYU is 2-1 on the season with wins coming over San Francisco, 7-0, and Hawai'i, 4-3. The Cougars' only loss came at the hands of No. 23 Washington, 5-2. BYU currently has one doubles team ranked nationally in No. 53 Callie Craig and Megan Price.

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