Broncos Ready for First Road Test
Feb. 16, 2017

Boise State at BYU
Saturday, Feb. 18 | Noon MT
Provo, Utah
Live Video and Scoring

THE MATCH: Boise State women's tennis faces its first road test of the spring season Saturday, at BYU. The match will begin at noon MT, with live video and scoring available at BYUCougars.com. The Broncos (5-1) are riding a four-match winning streak.

LAST TIME OUT: The Broncos fought their way to a 4-3 win over Portland Friday, before sweeping through Idaho State Sunday, 7-0. Freshman Jovana Kuljanin completed a heroic comeback to finish off the win against Portland. Kuljanin rallied from a set down and won a third-set tiebreaker at No. 5 singles in the final match of the day to set off a joyous celebration with her teammates. She also won the clinching match Sunday, with a 7-5, 6-3 win at the No. 5 position. The Sunday match against the Bengals was played as part of a simultaneous doubleheader with the Boise State men's team. All 12 courts at the Eagle Tennis Club were in use at once during singles in the first such doubleheader in school history.

GOOD START: Boise State is 5-1 to start the spring season, its best start since 2013. The Broncos have won four straight matches, including a win over Portland. The Pilots beat Boise State each of the last two seasons. The Broncos have not started 6-1 since 2009.

ABOUT BYU: The Cougars (1-2) have dropped their last two matches after opening the season with a sweep of Weber State. Senior Savannah Ware-Avina is unbeaten on the year in singles, and 2-1 in doubles. BYU has won the last five meetings against the Broncos.

HOME COOKING: The Broncos played their first six spring matches at home this season, and following the match at BYU will be home for the next five.Boise State is hosting 13 home matches total this season.including, two Pac-12 opponents (Colorado and Oregon) and perennial top-50 programs in Portland and Denver.

YOUTH IS SERVED: Boise State women's tennis features four freshmen, two sophomores and two juniors. The incoming group was named the No. 25 recruiting class in the country last season and sophomore Hanna Kantenwein returns after being named All-Mountain West as a freshman.

MELTING POT: Each member of the 2016-17 Bronco roster represents a different country. The Broncos hail from Australia, El Salvador, Germany, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Spain and the United States. Assistant coach Kristian Widen adds his own stamp as an Sweden native. Undergraduate assistant coach Naomi de Hart is from The Netherlands.

The Last Meeting
BYU6
Boise State1
March 11, 2016
Boise, Idaho
BYU Takes 6-1 Decision
Boise State women's tennis suffered its first home loss of the season Friday, against BYU. The Broncos fell 6-1, losing the doubles point and five singles matches, including three that went to third sets. The match was played outdoors at the Appleton Tennis Center, Boise State's first outdoor match of the season.

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