Broncos Head Outdoors for Weekend Matches in Boise
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team (6-4) will continue its home stand with matches this weekend against BYU, Saturday at noon and UT Arlington, Sunday at 10 a.m. Both matches will be played outdoors at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Social Media - Follow the Boise State women's tennis team on twitter for up-to-the-minute notes, scores in information.

What Happened Last Time - The Broncos are coming off a weekend split against regional foes, No. 33 Utah and Montana. Boise State was only able to get wins from Marlena Pietuzch and Sandy Vo in the team's 5-2 loss to the Utes but rebounded nicely the next day, taking down the Grizzlies by as score of 6-1.

Looking at BYU - The Cougars hold a 3-7 record and are coming off a win against No. 75 SMU. The win was the team's first against a ranked opponent this season (1-5). Overall, BYU players are 18-42 in individual singles matches and 10-20 in doubles matches. Boise State and BYU are 1-1 versus common opponents this season. BYU defeated Denver 4-3 but lost to Idaho by the same score. Boise State defeated Idaho 5-2 but lost to Denver 6-1.

Looking at UT Arlington - The Mavericks are 6-4 this spring and ride a two-match winning streak into the weekend. Maria Martinez-Romer has been playing at the top spot for Arlington this season and currently owns a 6-4 record.

Scoring Early - The Broncos are a perfect 6-0 this season when winning the doubles point and 0-4 when they drop that first point.

Best in the West - Boise State's Marlena Pietzuch was named Mountain West Women's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 7-14 after going a combined 4-0 last weekend to help propel Boise State to home victories over Eastern Washington (W, 7-0) and Idaho (W, 5-2), respectively. Pietzuch made her debut at the No. 1 spot against Idaho, defeating Victoria Lozano in straight sets.

2012 Team - The Boise State women's tennis team is coming off a 17-8 season and a 5-1 record in the WAC. The Broncos advanced to the conference finals but fell 4-3 to Fresno State. Lone senior Sonia Klamczynska returns to lead a young Bronco team that includes one freshman and two sophomores. Manuela Pietzuch joins the Boise State roster after transferring from Virginia Commonwealth and joins her sister Marlena.


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