No. 39 Boise State Downs No. 73 BYU, 5-2
PROVO, Utah - The No. 39 Boise State women's tennis team improved to 3-1 against nationally ranked opponents, Saturday (Feb. 5), as the Broncos knocked off No. 73 BYU, 5-2, in Provo, Utah to move to 5-1 overall (1-0 Western Athletic Conference) this season.
Boise State earned its third consecutive win, Saturday, after winning the doubles point and securing wins in four of six singles matches. Lauren Megale and Marlena Pietzuch scored the first win of the day for the Broncos, topping Callie Craig and Megan Price 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Stephanie Jasper and Sandy Vo clinched the doubles point next at No. 3 with an 8-3 victory against Aubrey Paul and Desiree Tran.
Holding a 1-0 lead heading into singles, Sonia Klamczynska extended the Boise State lead with a win at No. 2 singles. Klamczynska beat Elle Carney, 7-6, 7-0, to give the Broncos a 2-0 lead in the dual.
BYU wouldn't go away without a fight however, as the Cougars managed to even the team score at 2-2 with wins at No. 1 and No. 4 singles. Boise State made sure the BYU rally would be cut short, though, as the Broncos scored wins at No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 to secure their fourth win of the season.
Jasper recaptured the lead for Boise State by beating Craig, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3. Elyse Edwards then clinched the team win for the Broncos next at No. 5 as she beat Elizaveta Ezhova, 6-1, 6-2.
Vo pushed the final team score to 5-2 with Boise State's fourth singles win of the day, beating Paul, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 6.
The Broncos are off the court now until next weekend when they travel to Salt Lake City, Utah next Saturday (Feb. 12) to square off against the University of Utah. Boise State will meet the Utes at 11 a.m.
#39 Boise State 5, #73 BYU 2
1. L. Megale/M. Pietzuch (BSU) def. C. Craig/M. Price (BYU) 8-3
2. E. Carney/E. Ezhova (BYU) def. E. Edwards/S. Klamczynzka (BSU) 8-6
3. S. Jasper/S. Vo (BSU) def. A. Paul/D. Tran (BYU) 8-3
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
1. Megan Price (BYU) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Sonia Klamczynzka (BSU) def. Elle Carney (BYU) 7-6, 6-0
3. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Callie Craig (BYU) 0-6, 6-4, 6-1
4. Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
5. Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU) 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 1, 4, 3, 5, 6
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