Boise State Drops First Match of Season to No. 57 Wichita State

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State University women’s tennis team dropped its first dual match of the season falling, 4-3, to No. 57 Wichita State at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex in Boise, Idaho.

The Broncos (5-1) opened the match by collecting the doubles point. Playing at the third position, Tiffany Coll and Bianca Jochimsem defeated Stephanie Dalmacio and Jackie Richey, 8-4. Laura Baum and Jana Mackova then prevailed over Anna Egorova and Lenore Lazaroiu, 8-5, to clinch the point for Boise State.

The senior, Coll led off singles with another point for the Bronocs as she ousted Olga Elkin in straight sets 6-0 and 6-1. Polina Kokoulina also earned victory over Florentina Hanisch, 7-6, 1-6, 6-4, to capture another match point for Boise State.

Wichita State then collect three victories to tie the match at 3-3. Mackova fought valiantly in the No. 3 position, but could not overome Lenore Lazaroiu and fell, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, to seal Boise State’s fate.

In the contest, Stacey Housley had her 15-match win streak snapped by Anya Egorova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Klaudia Wlodarczyk lost to Torrie Browning 6-2, 6-3, while Jochimsen was defeated by Madina Rakhim, 6-1, 6-7, and 7-5.

Next Boise State will travel to Albuquerque, N.M. to face New Mexico on Feb. 26, and Kansas State on Feb 27.

Tennis Match Results

Wichita State vs Boise State

2/11/2007 at Boise, Idaho

#57 Wichita State 4, #64 Boise State 3

Singles competition

1. Madina Rakhim (WSU) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) 6-1, 6-7, 7-5

2. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Florentina Hanisch (WSU) 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

3. Lenore Lazaroiu (WSU) def. Jana Mackova (BSU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

4. Anya Egorova (WSU) def. Stacey Housley (BSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

5. Torrie Browning (WS) def. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) 6-2, 6-3

6. Tiffany Coll (BSU) def. Olga Elkin (WSU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Jana Mackova/Laura Baum (BSU) def. Rakhim/Hanisch 8-5

2. Egorova/Lazaroiu (WSU) def. Polina Kokoulina/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) 8-7

3. Tiffany Coll/Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Dalmacio/Richey (WSU) 8-4

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