Bronco Women's Tennis Earns 5-2 Victory Over Wichita State in Day One of Shocker Classic

WICHITA, Kan. The No. 43 Boise State women’s tennis team picked up their first away win of the 2008 season in day one of the Shocker Classic hosted by Wichita State University. The Broncos (10-4) topped No. 69 Wichita State (3-4) with a 5-2 dual score in the Broncos’ first of three matches for the weekend.

Boise State first earned the doubles point by winning at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles spots. No. 58 Pichittra Thongdach and Polina Kokoulina teamed to defeat Stephanie Dalmacio and Laryssa Ferreria, 8-4 in the No. 1 doubles match, while Klaudia Wlodarczyk and Bianca Jochimsen topped Florentina Hanisch and Torrie Browning, 9-7, in the No. 3 spot to clinch the doubles point for Boise State. Wichita State’s Lenore Lazaroiu and Anna Egorova defeated Boise State’s Laura Baum and Jana Mackova, 8-1 in the No. 2 doubles match.

Much like the doubles matches; the Broncos dominated the singles matches winning at the No. 1, 3, 4, and 6 spots. Thongdach made quick work of Dalmacio in the No. 1 match, winning 6-2, 6-0 while Wlodarczyk earned a similar 6-0, 6-2 win over Lazaroiu at the No. 4 position. At the No. 3 spot, Jochimsen fought for her victory, topping Hanisch, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) while Bronco Stacey Housley came from behind to defeat Ferreira, 3-6, 6-4, 10-5 in the No. 6 singles match.

The Shockers were able to earn wins at the No. 2 spot with Egorova sneaking past Kokoulina 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 and in the No. 5 match with Browning defeating Mackova, 6-4, 6-2.

The Broncos are now 10-4 on the season and have earned their first away win of the season, now improving to 1-4 in away matches. The Broncos will try to defend their 2-0 record on neutral courts on Saturday afternoon when they take on the University of Arkansas Little Rock at 2 p.m. in match four of the Women’s Shocker Classic. The Broncos will play their third and final match of the Shocker Classic on Sunday in a 12 p.m. dual with North Florida.


#43 Boise State 5, #69 Wichita State 2

Doubles

  1. #58 Pichittra Thongdach/Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Stephanie Dalmacio/Laryssa Ferreria (WSU), 8-4
  2. Lenore Lazaroiu/Anna Egorova (WSU) def. Laura Baum/Jana Mackova (BSU), 8-1
  3. Klaudia Wlodarczyk/Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Florentina Hanisch/Torrie Browning (WSU), 9-7

Singles

  1. Thongdach (BSU) def. Dalmacio (WSU), 6-2, 6-0
  2. Egorova (WSU) def. Kokoulina (BSU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
  3. Jochimsen (BSU) def. Hanisch (WSU), 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
  4. Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Lazaroiu (WSU), 6-0, 6-2
  5. Browning (WSU) def. Mackova (BSU), 6-4, 6-2
  6. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. Ferreira (WSU), 3-6, 6-4, 10-5

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