No. 38 Boise State Travels to No. 47 Utah Saturday

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 38 ranked Boise State women's tennis team will look to extend its three dual winning streak, Saturday (Feb. 12), as the Broncos are scheduled to meet No. 47 Utah at 1 p.m. (MST) at the Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Broncos (5-1 overall, 1-0 Western Athletic Conference) are in the middle of a nine dual stretch away from home to open the season, which includes six duals against ranked opponents. Heading into this weekend the women are 3-1 against nationally ranked teams.

Last time out...

Boise State is coming off another successful road trip last weekend, which resulted in wins over Utah State and No. 73 BYU. The Broncos earned their first WAC victory of the season on Friday (Feb. 4), beating Utah State, 6-1, in Logan, Utah. The Broncos swept the doubles matches for an early advantage before racing out to five wins in singles. Lauren Megale, Stephanie Jasper, Marlena Pietzuch, Elyse Edwards and Morgan Basil all scored singles wins for Boise State.

On Saturday (Feb. 5) the Broncos kept things rolling by picking up their third win over a ranked opponent this season with a 5-2 victory at BYU in Provo, Utah. Boise State once again claimed an early lead by winning the doubles point and never slowed down. Sonia Klamczynska, Sandy Vo, Jasper and Edwards would each record singles wins to clinch the final team win for the Broncos.

National Rankings...

Boise State enters this weekend ranked No. 38 nationally, moving up one spot from last week's ITA team rankings. The Broncos currently have a pair of doubles teams ranked nationally. Pietzuch and Klamczynska are No. 77, while Megale and Klamczynska are tied for No. 90.

The second individual national rankings of the season will be released on Feb. 14.

Looking at the Utes...

Utah (3-3) heads into its showdown with Boise State also riding a three dual winning streak after starting the season with three consecutive losses. The Utes three losses have all come against nationally ranked opponents however, falling to No. 23 Washington, 6-1, No. 23 Arkansas, 4-2, and No. 47 Yale, 5-2. Utah recorded its first win over a ranked opponent with a 5-1 victory against No. 72 Colorado.

The Utes currently have two players ranked individually in singles as well as one doubles team ranked nationally. Evgenia Kryuchkova starts the season ranked No. 60 in singles, while Anastasia Putilina is No. 82. Putilina also has teamed up with Paige Miles to earn a No. 49 doubles ranking.

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