No. 59 Bronco Women's Tennis Earns First Road Victory of the Season

ALBUQUERUE, New Mexico The No. 59 Boise State women’s tennis team picked up their first road win of the 2008 season Saturday afternoon. The Broncos (7-4) earned a 6-1 win over No. 66 ranked Western Michigan on the campus of the University of New Mexico.

The Broncos began the match by winning the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and 3 doubles spots. Polina Kokoulina and Pichittra Thongdach earned the No. 1 doubles win, 8-6, over Western Michigan’s Kerstin Pahl and Priyanka Parekh. At the No. 3 doubles spot Bianca Jochimsen and Klaudia Wlodarczyk teamed together to defeat Emily Dudzik and Yumi Matsuto, 8-5. Western Michigan earned one win at the No. 2 doubles spot with Ashley Moccia and Noriko Saruta defeating Laura Baum and Jana Mackova, 8-2.

In singles play the Broncos earned five wins with Wlodarczyk earning the biggest defeat, topping Dudzik, 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 4 singles match. BSU’s Mackova won her No. 5 singles match in similar fashion, beating Matsuto, 6-2, 6-3. At the No. 1 singles spot Thongdach fought off Pahl to earn another BSU point with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 win. BSU’s Kokoulina earned another win for the Broncos, topping Parekh in the No. 2 spot, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Earning the Broncos’ final point for the day, No. 6 singles player Baum battled Moccia to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Western Michigan was able to win one singles match on the day with Saruta defeating Jochimsen in the No. 3 singles match, 6-3, 6-2.

The Lady Broncos will return home for their only home matches in the month of March next weekend. BSU will host San Diego on Friday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and follow with a Sunday, March 9 match against St. Mary’s at 11 a.m.

Final Results

Boise State 6, Western Michigan 1

1) Kokoulina/Thongdach (BSU) def. Pahl/Parekh (UWM), 8-6
2) Moccia/Saruta (UWM) def, Baum/Mackova (BSU), 8-2
3) Jochimsen/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Dudzik/Matsuto (UWM), 8-5

1) Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Kerstin Pahl (UWM), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
2) Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Priyanka Parekh (UWM), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
3) Noriko Saruta (UWM) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU), 6-3, 6-2
4) Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Emily Dudzik (UWM), 6-2, 6-1
5) Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Yumi Matsuto (UWM), 6-2, 6-3
6) Laura Baum (BSU) def. Ashley Moccia (UWM), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

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