Broncos Fall Short Against Wildcats
BOISE, Idaho - The No. 42 ranked Boise State women's tennis team experienced a less than ideal homecoming, Friday (Feb. 25), as the Broncos fell to No. 41 Arizona, 5-2, in their home opener at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex to drop to 7-3 overall this season.
Boise State (2-0 Western Athletic Conference) saw its first action in front of the home crowd on Friday after opening the 2011 season with nine consecutive duals on the road. The Broncos would quickly find their return to Boise to be less than pleasant however, as the women lost the doubles point for the first time all season en route to falling to 4-3 against nationally ranked opponents.
Arizona (9-2 overall) quickly established itself in doubles competition, winning at No. 2 and No. 1 to secure the early 1-0 advantage over Boise State. Sandy Vo and Stephanie Jasper would score the Broncos' lone doubles win of the day at No. 3 as the duo beat Jane Huh and Susan Mc Rann, 8-6.
Things did not get any easier for Boise State in singles competition, as the Wildcats won three of the first four matches to clinch the team victory. After a Bronco loss at No. 1, Morgan Basil would score the first point of the day for Boise State as she knocked off Huh, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 6 to narrow the team score to 2-1.
A Bronco rally would be silenced immediately though, as Arizona earned wins at No. 4 and No. 5 to put the dual out of reach.
Sonia Klamczynska managed to bring the final team score closer with a win at No. 2 singles as she beat Natasha Marks, 6-4, 0-6, 7-5, though the victory proved to be too little too late for the Broncos.
Boise State will look to rebound from Friday's loss later this weekend when the Broncos play host to No. 46 Saint Mary's at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The dual will also be played at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Center.
#41 Arizona 5, #42 Boise State 2
1. Sarah Landsman/Natasha Marks (UA) def. Lauren Megale/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 9-7
2. Lacey Symth/Kim Stubbe (UA) def. Elyse Edwards/Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) 8-3
3. Sandy Vo/Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Jane Huh/Susan Mc Rann (UA) 8-6
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
1. Landsman (UA) def. Megale (BSU) 7-5-6-1
2. Klamczynska (BSU) def. Marks (UA) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
3. Smyth (UA) def. Jasper (BSU) 5-7, 7-6, 10-5
4. Stubbe (UA) def. Pietzuch (BSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Mc Rann (UA) def. Edwards (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Huh (UA) 6-4, 6-1
Order of finish: 1, 6, 4, 5, 3, 2
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