No. 35 Boise State Swept by No. 8 Stanford

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The No. 35 Boise State women's tennis team experienced a rough start to their three dual road trip, Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 17), as the Broncos were swept by No. 8 Stanford, 7-0, in Palo Alto, Calif.

            The Broncos (3-3), who are set to play three duals in five days, dropped the doubles point against the Cardinal (6-0) with losses at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. In the No. 1 match, No. 2 nationally ranked Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette beat No. 24 Pichittra Thongdach and Lauren Megale, 8-3.

They were followed by Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan's 8-3 win over Stephanie Jasper and Marlena Pietzuch at No. 2. In the No. 3 match Stanford completed the sweep with an 8-0 win by Veronica Li and Jennifer Yen over Elyse Edwards and Bianca Jochimsen.

            Things certainly didn't get any easier for the Broncos in singles competition either, as Stanford swept Boise State in straight sets in all six matches. In the No. 1 match, No. 18 Barte beat No. 43 Thongdach 6-1, 6-4. At No. 2, Lindsay Burdette beat Megale, 6-3, 6-3.

            Next, Tan earned a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jochimsen at No. 3. In the No. 4 match, No. 16 Mallory Burdette took care of Jasper in quick fashion en route to a 6-0, 6-1 win. Li earned the closest win on the day for Stanford, beating Pietzuch 6-2, 7-5 at No. 5. Finally, in the No. 6 match, Yen beat Edwards 6-3, 6-1 to complete the sweep.

            The loss drops Boise State to 3-3 overall this season, with just a 1-3 record against top-60 opponents. The Broncos continue their road trip on Saturday when they meet No. 69 Marshall at 10 a.m. (MST) in University Park, Penn. Boise State will wrap up its' weekend against Penn State at 10 a.m. (MST) on Sunday.

#8 Stanford 7, #35 Boise State 0

Singles Competition: (6, 2, 3, 4, 1, 5)

  1. #18 Hilary Barte (S) def. #43 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) 6-1, 6-4
  2. Lindsay Burdette (S) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
  3. Stacey Tan (S) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) 6-3, 6-1
  4. No. 16 Mallory Burdette (S) def. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) 6-0, 6-1
  5. Veronica Li (S) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 6-2, 7-5
  6. Jennifer Yen (S) def. Elyse Edwards (BSU) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles Competition (Finish Order: 3, 2, 1)

  1. #2 Hilary Barte/Lindsay Burdette (S) def. #24 Pichittra Thongdach/Lauren Megale (BSU) 8-3
  2. Mallory Burdette/Stacey Tan (S) def. Stephanie Jasper/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 8-3
  3. Veronica Li/Jennifer Yen (S) def. Elyse Edwards/Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) 8-0

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