Broncos down Idaho 6-1 in women's tennis...

BOISE, Idaho (2/22/08) - The Broncos defeated rival Idaho 6-1 Friday evening in the women’s tennis team’s Boise State Classic at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center in Boise. Boise State won all three of the doubles matches giving them a one point lead heading into the singles matches. They then claimed the first five singles completed to take a 6-0 advantage before Idaho avoided the shutout winning the final match of the night on a tiebreaker.

Boise State dominated the doubles portion of the competition winning all three matches. Polina Kokoulina and Pichittra Thongdach claimed the victory at the number one position downing Idaho’s duo of Silvia Irimescu and Laura Leoni 8-2. Laura Baum and Jana Mackova added a convincing 8-1 win at the two’s over the Vandals’ Yvette Ly and Barbara Maciocha. Meanwhile, the Broncos’ number three pair of Bianca Jochimsen and Klaudia Wlodarczyk completed the sweep defeating Alexandra Ulesanu and Jana Siwa 8-3.

Up one team point, Boise State won the first five singles matches all in two sets to take a 6-0 lead before the final singles match finished in Idaho’s favor. Boise State’s Pichittra Thongdach defeated Silvia Irimescu from Idaho 6-1, 6-4 at the number one position. Senior Polina Kokoulina won the number two singles 6-1, 6-0 over Alexandra Ulesanu. Meanwhile, Bianca Jochimsen won 6-1, 6-4 at the three, Jana Mackova took the five position 6-0, 6-1, followed by Stacey Housley’s 6-2, 6-0 victory at the number six singles.

Idaho’s lone victory in the match was at the number four singles where Barbara Maciocha rallied from one set down to defeat the Broncos’ Klaudia Wlodarczyk in a tiebreaker 2-6, 6-4, 10-7.

Action continues Saturday when Boise State host the Wyoming Cowgirls at 2:00 p.m. at the Broncos Boas Indoor Tennis Center. That match will follow the Idaho versus Northern Arizona match starting at 9:30 a.m.

Boise State Classic
Women’s Tennis Results
Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
Feb. 22, 2008
Boise State 6, Idaho 1

Doubles Results...

1. Kokoulina/Thongdach (BSU) def. Irimescu/Laura Leoni (UI), 8-2
2. Baum/Mackova (BSU) def. Ly/Maciocha (UI), 8-1
3. Jochimsen/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Ulesanu/Siwa (UI), 8-3

Singles Results...

1. Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Silvia Irimescu (UI), 6-1, 6-4
2. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Alexandra Ulesanu (UI), 6-1, 6-0
3. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Yvette Ly (UI), 6-1, 6-4
4. Barbara Maciocha (UI) def. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU), 2-6, 6-4, 10-7
5. Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Natalie Kirch (UI), 6-0, 6-1
6. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. Jana Siwa (UI), 6-2, 6-0

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