Boise State Falls To No. 58. BYU
PROVO, Utah - The No. 49 Boise State women’s tennis team fell to No. 58 Brigham Young University, 5-2, Thursday, pushing its record to 2-2.

The Bronco duo of Pichittra Thongdach and Polina Kokoulina could not overcome BYU’s Jenny Miccoli and Anastasia Surkova at the No. 1 position as they fell 8-5. Juniors Laura Baum and Jana Macova followed at the No. 2 spot as they faced Dolly Change and Kristina Doerr, but despite their best efforts fell to the duo, 9-8.

Despite their rough start, the Broncos did see victory with sophomore Bianca Jochimsen and junior Klaudia Wlodarczyk as the duo crushed the Cougars’ pair of Elizaveta Ezhova and Elle Carney, 8-3.

In singles play, Thongdach again found herself across the net from Surkova at the No. 1 spot, falling to the Cougar in three (6-4, 4-6, 6-2). Kokoulina fell to Doerr (7-6, 6-4), while Jochimsen grabbed her second win of the day as she defeated Ezhova (6-1, 6-2). Also seeing success on the court was senior Stacey Housley, who played in the No. 6 singles position, defeating Carney (6-4, 7-6).

The Broncos now prepare to take on No. 72 Texas Tech, Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts.

RESULTS

No. 49 Boise State - 2
No. 58 BYU - 5
February 14, 2008

Doubles
1. Miccoli/Surkova (BYU) def. Pichittra Tongdach/Polina Kokoulina (BSU) 8-5
2. Chang/ Doerr (BYU) def. Laura Baum/Jana Mackova (BSU) 9-8
3. Bianca Jochimsen/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Ezhova/Carney (BYU) 8-3
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles
1. A. Surkova (BYU) def. Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
2. K. Doerr (BYU) def. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) 7-6, 6-4
3. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. E. Ezhova (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
4. D. Chang (BYU) def. Jana Mackova (BSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. C. Hayasaka (BYU) def. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. E. Carney (BYU) 6-4, 7-6
Order of finish: 4, 3, 2, 1, 5, 6

--broncosports.com--

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