Bronco Women's Tennis Defeats Northern Arizona, Finishes 3-0 at Boise State Classic

BOISE, Idaho The No. 57 Boise State women’s tennis team finished with a perfect 3-0 weekend after defeating Northern Arizona University on Sunday afternoon in the Boise State Classic. The Broncos (6-4) topped the Lumberjacks with a team score of 6-1, only dropping two team points all weekend.

The Broncos started out strong earning convincing wins in all three doubles matches to seal the first of their six team points. At the No. 1 doubles spot, Polina Kokoulina and Pichittra Thongdach joined together to top Aimee Oki and Stephanie Vallejos in a quick 8-0 win. In the No. 2 spot, Laura Baum and Jana Mackova topped Edit Suhajada and Paij Porter while Bianca Jochimsen and Klaudia Wlodarczyk shut down Stacy Pinchbeck and Yumi Hasegawa in the No. 3 spot, both with 8-3 scores.

In singles play Thongdach earned a convincing 6-2, 6-3 win over Suhajada in the No. 1 singles match.  In the No. 2 spot, Kokoulina topped Pinchbeck 6-1, 6-3. The No. 3 singles match was the only win for the Lumberjacks with Vallejos defeating Jochimsen 6-2, 7-5 for NAU's only team point. BSU's  Wlodarczyk battled for a 6-3, 6-0 win over Porter in the No. 4 spot. BSU’s Stacey Housley earned a solid 6-4, 7-5 win over Golovics for the No. 5 singles title and Baum defeated Hasegawa 6-2, 6-0 for the No. 6 spot title.

The Broncos improve to 6-3 on the season, including a 5-0 record at home. BSU takes to the road next week to Albuquerque, N.M. where they will face New Mexico and Western Michigan on March 1 and 2, respectively.

Tennis Match Results
Northern Arizona vs Boise State
2/24/08 at Boise, ID
#57 Boise State 6, Northern Arizona 1

Singles competition
1. Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Edit Suhajada (NAU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Stacey Pinchbeck (NAU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Stephanie Vallejos (NAU) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Paij Porter (NAU) 6-3, 6-0
5. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. Orsi Golovics (NAU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Laura Baum (BSU) def. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Pichittra Thongdach/Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Amiee Oki/Stephanie Vallejos (NAU) 8-0
2. Laura Baum/Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Edit Suhajada/Paij Porter (NAU) 8-3
3. Bianca Jochimsen/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Stacey Pinchbeck/Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Boise State 6-3; National ranking #57


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