No. 59 BSU Women's Tennis Falls to No. 64 New Mexico on the Road

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. In the first of two days of competition at the University of New Mexico, the No. 59 Boise State women’s tennis team (6-4) faced No. 64 host, New Mexico (4-4). The Broncos were unable to top the home team Friday afternoon, dropping 5-2 to the Lobos.

Boise State was able to start out with the advantage, winning the doubles point by sweeping all three matches. No. 3 doubles team, Bianca Jochimsen and Klaudia Wlodarczyk made quick work of the Lobos’ Ola Abou-Zekry and Maria Sotirchos, winning 8-3 for the Broncos’ first win of the day. No. 1 doubles team, Polina Kokoulina and Pichittra Thongdach defeated UNM’s Lucy Scott and Sandra Zmak next, winning 8-5. No. 2 doubles team Laura Baum and Jana Mackova earned the final doubles victory, topping Emma Hayman and Jennifer Ryba, 8-5.

Singles play however was dominated by UNM, winning the first four completed matches to seal the team title. BSU’s only win came at the No. 3 spot where Kokoulina defeated Mackenzie White, 6-3, 6-4.

New Mexico’s first win came in the No. 2 singles match when Zmak topped Jochimsen in a quick 6-2, 6-1 win. The No. 5 singles match was the next to finish when Hayman defeated BSU’s Stacey Housley, 6-0, 6-4. At the No. 1 singles, No. 94 Abou-Zekry quickly topped Thongdach, 6-2, 6-2 while UNM sealed their team title when Ryba earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Baum in the No. 6 singles match. The Lobos even won the final match, a battle between Scott and Wlodarczyk in the No. 4 singles spot. The pair fought through a 7-5, 6-7 (12-10), (10-5) match where Scott came out on top to give the Lobos’ their fifth and final point.

The Broncos now hold a 6-4 record (0-4 on the road) and will look to top No. 66 Western Michigan on Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque.

No. 64 New Mexico 5, Boise State 2

Feb. 29, 2008

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Singles

  1. #94 Ola Abou-Zekry (UNM) def. Pichittra Thongdach (BSU), 6-2, 6-2
  2. Sandra Zmak (UNM) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU), 6-2, 6-1
  3. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Mackenzie White (UNM), 6-3, 6-4
  4. Lucy Scott (UNM) def. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU), 7-5, 6-7 (12-10), (10-5)
  5. Emma Hayman (UNM) def. Stacey Housley (BSU), 6-0, 6-4
  6. Jennifer Ryba (UNM) def. Laura Baum (BSU), 6-1, 6-2

Order of finish: 2, 5, 1, 6, 3, 4

Doubles

  1. Kokoulina/Thongdach (BSU) def. Scott/Zmak (UNM), 8-5
  2. Baum/Mackova (BSU) def. Hayman/Ryba (UNM), 8-5
  3. Jochimsen/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Abou-Zekry/Maria Sotirchos (UNM), 8-3

Order of finish: 3, 1, 2


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