No. 33 Utah Too Much for Broncos
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team (5-4) fell to No. 33 Utah, 5-2, Saturday in what was the team's third-straight match against a team ranked in the top 35.
Marlena Pietzuch picked up a win for the Broncos at the No. 2 spot against Utah's Sarah Pham. Pietzuch took the first set 7-5 before falling 6-0 in the second. A back-and-forth final set ended in a winner from Pietzuch to take the match and move to 6-1 at the second position for Boise State.
Sandy Vo defeated Callie Craig in straight sets, 7-6 (6), 6-0. Vo has been a bright spot for the team as of late, going 7-3 in her last 10 matches and moving up to the team's No. 3 spot in the process.
Senior Sonia Klamczynska was in a battle on court one against the No. 62-ranked player in the Nation, Anastasia, Putilina. Klamczynska got off to a slow start in the first set but battled back to challenge and eventually take the lead. Putilina kept her composure and turned the tables to win 7-5. Klamczynska put her foot down in the second set, winning 6-1. In the shortened third set, the two were even the whole way until Putilina found a string of points to win 10-8.
In doubles action, Utah took drew first blood with an 8-4 victory in match No. 3 but the Broncos responded with and 8-5 win of their own from Basil/Vo at the No. 2 position. The team of Pietzuch/Pietzuch was the last to finish, falling 8-5.
Utah scored the first four points of the match, winning singles Nos. 4-6 after capturing the doubles point.
The Broncos will be back in action against Montana, Sunday, with action beginning at 10 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting.
No. 33 Utah 5, Boise State 2
March 3, 2012
Boas Tennis Center
1. Patilina/Craig (UTAH) def. Pietzuch/Pietzuch (BSU), 8-5
2. Basil/Vo (BSU) def. Flores/Smith (UTAH), 8-5
3. Pham/Watson (UTAH) def. Klamczynska/Brown (BSU), 8-4
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
1. No. 62 Anastasia Putilina (UTAH) def. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU), 7-5, 1-6, 10-8
2. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Sarah Pham (UTAH), 7-5, 0-6, 10-8
3. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Callie Craig (UTAH), 7-6 (6), 6-0
4. Danielle Flores (UTAH) def. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU), 6-3, 6-3
5. Natasha Smith (UTAH) def. Morgan Basil (BSU), 6-0, 6-4
6. Sammie Watson (UTAH) def. Kaitlyn Brown (BSU), 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4, 1, 2, 3
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