No. 49 Boise State Rolls Past New Mexico, 7-0

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 49 ranked Boise State women's tennis team improved its' overall record to 5-4 on Friday (Feb. 26) as the Broncos rolled over the University of New Mexico, 7-0, at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Center in Boise.

The Broncos earned the doubles point in dominating fashion, before rolling through singles competition with six wins in straight sets. No. 33 ranked Pichittra Thongdach and Lauren Megale earned the first Boise State doubles win at No. 1 with an 8-5 final against Anya Villanueva and Ashley Bonner.

The Broncos clinched the doubles point at No. 2 with an 8-0 win by Elyse Edwards and Bianca Jochimsen over Michaela Oldani and Amy Shipperd. Boise State swept the doubles matches finally at No. 3 as Stephanie Jasper and Marlena Pietzuch beat Manumea Durie and Kristin Eggleston, 8-3.

The Broncos continued to roll in singles action, sweeping all six matches in a decisive manner. No. 27 Thongdach finally got back to her winning ways with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Villanueva at No. 1. In the No. 2 match, Megale easily took care of Bonner with a 6-1, 6-1 win.

Jochimsen earned the third win for Boise State with a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Laura Richardson at No. 3. In the No. 4 match, Jasper beat Shipperd 6-0, 6-4. The Broncos completed a sweep of the Lobos with wins at No. 5 and No. 6, as Edwards beat Eggleston, 7-6 (1), 6-1 and Pietzuch beat Elaine Bourdages, 6-4, 6-0.

Friday's win keeps Boise State perfect (2-0) at home this season, as the Broncos head into a stretch of six consecutive home duals. Next on the schedule for the women is Washington State, Sunday (Feb. 28), as the Broncos and Cougars square off at 11 a.m. at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Center.

#49 Boise State 7, New Mexico 0

Doubles:
1. #33 Pichittra Thongdach/Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Anya Villanueva/Ashley Bonner (UNM) 8-5
2. Elyse Edwards/Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Michaela Oldani/Amy Shipperd (UNM) 8-0
3. Stephanie Jasper/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Manumea Durie/Kristin Eggleston (UNM) 8-3

Singles:
1. #27 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Anya Villanueva (UNM) 6-0, 6-1
2. Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Ashley Bonner (UNM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Laura Richardson (UNM) 6-2, 6-0
4. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Amy Shipperd (UNM) 6-0, 6-4
5. Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Kristin Eggleston (UNM) 7-6 (1) 6-1
6. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Eliane Bourdages (UNM) 6-4, 6-0


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