Boise State Remains Perfect at Home with 5-2 Win Over BYU

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 46 Boise State women's tennis team earned its' fifth consecutive win as the Broncos also managed to keep their record perfect at home (5-0) this spring with a 5-2 win over Brigham Young University, Saturday (March 13) afternoon, at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Center.

            The Broncos (8-4) were able to gain an early advantage over the Cougars (4-7) by winning the doubles point, which proved to be important as BYU gave Boise State all it could handle in singles competition.

            Boise State earned doubles wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to secure the first point of the dual. Elyse Edwards and Bianca Jochimsen beat Elle Carney and Chie Hayasaka, 8-2, in the No. 3 match, giving the Broncos a split of the first two doubles matches. With the doubles point hanging in the balance, Stephanie Jasper and Marlena Pietzuch recorded a big 8-6 win over Kristina Doerr and Romina Nedakovic to give Boise State the advantage heading into singles action.

             The Broncos quickly extended their lead in the dual as Jasper beat Hayasaka, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 4 and Jochimsen took down Nedakovic, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3. That meant the Broncos needed just one more win in the final four singles matches to secure the victory.

            After dropping the No. 1 singles match, Boise State was finally able to seal the win as Pietzuch beat Carney, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 6. The Broncos would extend their lead to 5-1 as Lauren Megale completed an exciting 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 comeback win over Doerr in the No. 2 match.

            BYU would narrow the final score with a win at No. 5, in the final match of the dual. The score was simply too late to matter, however.

            The Broncos, who have played four consecutive duals at home, will wrap up their six-dual home stand next weekend. Boise State is set to host Denver next Friday (March 19) at 2 p.m. The Broncos will conclude their weekend with a dual against San Diego, Sunday (March 21), at 11 a.m. Both duals are scheduled to be played at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting.

#46 Boise State University 5, Brigham Young University 2

 Singles competition

1. #52 McCall Jones (BYU) def. #42 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) 6-3, 6-2

2. Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Kristina Doerr (BYU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

3. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Romina Nedakovic (BYU) 6-3, 6-3

4. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Chie Hayasaka (BYU) 6-3, 6-2

5. Megan Price (BYU) def. Elyse Edwards (BSU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-3

6. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Elle Carney (BYU) 6-2, 6-4

 Doubles competition

1. #26 McCall Jones/Megan Price (BYU) def. #23 Pichittra Thongdach/Lauren Megale (BSU) 8-0

2. Stephanie Jasper/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Kristina Doerr/Romina Nedakovic (BYU) 8-6

3. Elyse Edwards/Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Elle Carney/Chie Hayasaka (BYU) 8-2

Match Notes:

Brigham Young University 4-7

Boise State University 8-4; National ranking #46

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,3,1,6,2,5)

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