No. 46 Broncos Glide Past No. 50 New Mexico, 6-1

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The No. 46-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team held off the No. 50-ranked University of New Mexico, defeating the host team, 6-1, at the UNM Tennis Complex on Friday evening.


The Broncos dominated doubles play, picking up wins in all three matches. Freshman Lauren Megale and junior Pichittra Thongdach earned an 8-5 win over Ola Abou-Zekry and Emma Hayman in the No. 1 match. Freshman Vivien Silfany and senior Klaudia Wlodarczyk made quick work of Maria Sotirchos and Ana Villanueva-Forte in the No. 2 match, winning 8-3. In the No. 3 match, Boise State’s Laura Baum and Bianca Jochimsen battled to an 8-7 (7-6) win over Victoria Tessmar and Mackenzie White to help the Broncos sweep the doubles matches.


In singles play, a handful of matches were quick Boise State wins. Megale picked up a 6-1, 6-3 victory at the No. 2 spot, defeating White. Silfany earned a similar win in the No. 3 match, defeating Hayman, 6-3, 6-1. Wlodarczyk earned a two-set win over Sotirchos in the No. 4 singles match, 6-1, 6-2 while Baum picked up a nearly flawless 6-1, 6-0 win over Ashley Bonner in the No. 6 match. No. 95-ranked Thongdach was challenged by Abou-Zekry in the No. 1 spot, but pulled off the 6-4, 2-6, 10-9 win.


New Mexico’s Tessmar was the only Lobo to pick up a win on the night, defeating Jochimsen, 3-6, 6-4, 12-10 in the No. 4 singles match.


The Broncos will continue play on Saturday in Albuquerque where they will take on Northern Arizona University. The match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at the UNM Tennis Complex.


Tennis Match Results

Boise State University vs New Mexico

Feb 27, 2009 at Albuquerque, NM


#46 Boise State University 6, #50 New Mexico 1


 Singles competition

1. Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. ABOU-ZEKRY, Ola (NM) 6-4, 2-6, 10-9

2. Lauren Megale (BSU) def. WHITE, Mackenzie (NM) 6-1, 6-3

3. Vivien Silfany (BSU) def. HAYMAN, Emma (NM) 6-3, 6-1

4. TESSMAR, Victoria (NM) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) 3-6, 6-4, 12-10

5. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. SOTIRCHOS, Maria (NM) 6-1, 6-2

6. Laura Baum (BSU) def. BONNER, Ashley (NM) 6-1, 6-0


 Doubles competition

1. Lauren Megale/Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. ABOU-ZEKRY, Ola/HAYMAN, Emma (NM) 8-5

2. Vivien Silfany/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. SOTIRCHOS, Maria/VILLANUEVA-FORTE, A (NM) 8-3

3. Laura Baum/Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. TESSMAR, Victoria/WHITE, Mackenzie (NM) 8-7 (7-6)


Match Notes:

Boise State University 8-2; National ranking #46

New Mexico 2-6; National ranking #50

T-3.5 hrs  A-70 

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