Women's Tennis Falls to Oregon in Season Opener

EUGENE, Ore. The No. 42 Boise State women’s tennis team had a strong start Wednesday night in their dual match against No. 58 University of Oregon, winning all three doubles matches. The Broncos (0-1) however were unable to fight off the Ducks’ (3-1) four-win effort in singles play to drop their season opener, 4-3.

Starting out strong, the Broncos swept the doubles point led by Bianca Jochimsen (Rodgau, Germany) and Klaudia Wlodarczyk (Skorcz, Poland) who defeated Anna Powaska and Siobhan Cavan of Oregon, 8-1 in the No. 3 doubles match. Next to finish were Laura Baum (Stuttgart, Germany) and Jana Mackova (Nova Dubnica, Slovakia) at the No. 2 doubles, topping Carmen Seremeta and Stephanie MacFarlane, 8-4. Finally, to close out the BSU sweep in doubles play, No. 40 ranked Polina Kokoulina (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Pichittra Thongdach (Petchaburi, Thailand) downed Ana Cecilia Olivos and Celine Rolly, 8-4.

In singles play the Ducks came back strong, winning three matches off the bat to go up 3-1 in team play. In the No. 3 singles match, Oregon’s Powaska quickly defeated No. 81 Jochimsen, 6-2, 6-1 while OU’s Cavan topped Bronco Stacey Housley (Auckland, New Zealand), 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 6 singles match. Next to finish was MacFarlane in the No. 5 match, defeating Wlodarczyk of BSU, 6-4, 6-1 to give the Ducks a commanding lead. Helping the Broncos fight back, Kokoulina fought through the No. 2 match with Seremeta, winning in a 6-2, 7-6 (2) match. Sealing the win for the Ducks, Rolly topped BSU’s Thongdach, 7-6, 7-5 in the No. 1 singles match. BSU’s Mackova earned the No. 4 singles point after Olivos retired in the final set of their 6-4, 5-7, 1-2 match.

The Broncos return home to host their season home opener on Saturday, February 9 in duals against Eastern Washington and Utah. BSU will first face EWU at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 5 p.m. match with Utah at the Boise State Boas Tennis Center.

1. Polina Kokoulina/Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Ana Cecilia Olivos/Celine Rolly (Ore): 8-4
2. Laura Baum/Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Carmen Seremeta/Stephanie MacFarlane (Ore): 8-4
3. Bianca Jochimsen/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Anna Powaska/Siobhan Cavan (Ore): 8-1

1.Celine Rolly (Ore) def. Pichittra Thongdach(BSU): 7-6, 7-5
2.Polina Kokoulina(BSU) def. Carmen Seremeta (Ore) vs. 6-2, 7-6 (2)
3.Anna Powaska (Ore) def. Bianca Jochimsen(BSU): 6-2, 6-1
4.Jana Mackova(BSU) def. Ana Cecilia Olivos (Ore) vs. : 6-4, 5-7, 1-2 (ret)
5.Stephanie MacFarlane (Ore) def. Klaudia Wlodarczyk(BSU): 6-4, 6-1
6. Siobhan Cavan (Ore) def. Stacey Housley (BSU): 6-4, 6-3

Final Team Results: Oregon 4, Boise State 3


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