Boise State Looks to Remain Perfect at Home Sunday

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 57 Boise State women's tennis team will look to keep its' record perfect at home (3-0) when the Broncos play host to No. 41 ranked University of Utah this Sunday (March 7) at 11:00 a.m.

The dual is scheduled to be played at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting. In the event of poor weather, the dual will be moved to the BOAS Indoor Tennis Center.

Last time out...

            Boise State (6-4) is coming off a solid weekend (March 26-28) in which the Broncos beat New Mexico and Washington State to kick-off a stretch of six straight home duals. The women opened the weekend on Friday with a 7-0 win over the Lobos, and completed the weekend sweep with a 6-1 win over WSU.

            The Broncos won all six doubles matches on the weekend, which helped propel them into singles competition. Boise State only dropped one singles match, which came at No. 2 against the Cougars. With the wins, the Broncos remain a perfect 3-0 at home.

Boise State in the national rankings...

            Even a three dual winning streak couldn't help the Broncos from dropping eight more spots in the March 2 ITA national rankings, as Boise State fell from No. 49 to No. 57 this week. The Broncos are 6-4 this season, but have struggled with a 1-4 record against nationally ranked opponents.

            Boise State is led by senior Pichittra Thongdach, who enters this weekend ranked No. 42 in singles. She is 6-4 this season playing at No. 1 in duals for the Broncos. Thongdach has also teamed up with Lauren Megale to lead Boise State with a 7-3 doubles record while playing at No. 1 for the Broncos. Thongdach and Megale were voted No. 23 in doubles this week.

Looking at the Utes...

            The University of Utah women's tennis team soared through the national rankings this week as the Utes moved from No. 71 to No. 41 in the March 2 ITA poll. Utah has played to just a 6-5 record this season, but is 4-4 against nationally ranked opponents. The Utes' notable losses have come against No. 24 Washington (6-1), No. 3 California (7-0), No. 61 Colorado (4-3) and No. 17 Arkansas (6-1).

            Utah enters this weekend on a four dual winning streak, which the Utes will try and extend on Friday when they host Fresno State at 2:30 p.m. in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah has been unbeatable at home so far this season (5-0), but has experienced its' share of struggles on the road (1-4).

            The Utes will rely on strong play at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles this weekend, as Utah is 23-10 at those three positions so far this spring. The Utes have struggled at the top of their lineup, however, winning just 12-of-33 singles matches at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. Utah has also struggled a great deal in doubles so far this year, with just a 13-18 record in dual matches.


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