Bronco Women's Tennis Sweeps Northern Arizona, 7-0

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The No. 46-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team completed their week with three wins, picking up their third in a perfect 7-0 win over Northern Arizona University on Saturday morning at the University of New Mexico Tennis Complex. The Broncos improved to 10-2 on the season and an 8-1 ITA Central Region record. The Broncos defeated Brigham Young University on Wednesday, 5-2, followed by a 6-1 win over New Mexico on Friday and their sweep of NAU today, picking up three wins over regional foes.

The Broncos did not give up a single match on Saturday morning, capturing all the doubles matches as well as the singles.

In doubles play, freshman Rocio Frej and senior Jana Mackova quickly defeated Aimee Oki and Leslie Vial, 8-1 in the No. 3 match. Freshman Vivien Silfany and senior Klaudia Wlodarczyk followed suit, downing Orsi Golovics and Stacey Pinchbeck, 8-3, in the No. 2 match to clinch the doubles point. Junior Pichittra Thongdach and freshman Lauren Megale helped to sweep the doubles with an 8-4 win over Kim Van Ginkel and Edit Suhajda in the No. 1 spot.

Silfany was the first to pick up a win in singles play, crushing Golovics in a quick 6-0, 6-1 match in the No. 3 spot. Senior Laura Baum picked up a win at the No. 5 spot, defeating Pinchbeck, 6-2, 6-3 to put the Broncos within one point of winning the match. No. 95-ranked Thongdach was the next to pick up a win, defeating Suhajda, 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 2 match to clinch the team title. Boise State’s Wlodarczyk fought off Vial for a 7-5, 6-2 win in the No. 4 match, while Frej earned a 7-5, 6-4 win over Yumi Haseqawa in the No. 6 match. Megale was able to clinch a perfect finish for the Broncos after battling from behind to defeat Van Ginkel, 6-7, 6-1, 10-7 in the No. 1 singles match.

The Broncos continue their season on the road at the University of Las Vegas next weekend, facing the UNLV Rebels and the University of Nevada Wolfpack on Mar. 6 and 8, respectively.

Tennis Match Results
Northern Arizona University vs Boise State University
Feb 28, 2009 at Albuquerque, N.M.
#46 Boise State University 7, Northern Arizona University 0

Singles competition
1. Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Kim Van Ginkel (NAU) 6-7, 6-1, 10-7
2. #95 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Edit Suhajda (NAU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Vivien Silfany (BSU) def. Orsi Golovics (NAU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Leslie Vial (NAU) 7-5, 6-2
5. Laura Baum (BSU) def. Stacey Pinchbeck (NAU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Rocio Frej (BSU) def. Yumi Haseqawa (NAU) 7-5, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Pichittra Thongdach/Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Kim Van Ginkel/Edit Suhajda (NAU) 8-4
2. Vivien Silfany/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Orsi Golovics/Stacey Pinchbeck (NAU) 8-3
3. Rocio Frej/Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Aimee Oki/Leslie Vial (NAU) 8-1
Match Notes:
Northern Arizona University 2-7
Boise State University 10-2; National ranking #46

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