Broncos Drop 5-2 Contest to Washington State

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team hosted Washington State in a mid-week match, Wednesday (March 14) at the Boas Tennis Complex. The Broncos (6-7) fell to the Cougars (10-3) in a 5-2 finish, winning the doubles point and the No. 5 singles match.

The Broncos started out hot, winning two of the three doubles match-ups Wednesday morning. WSU got the first foot forward with Charlotte Koning and Olga Musilovich defeating Boise State's Kaitlyn Brown and Fiona Mok, 8-0.

Bronco teammates answered back with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles spots to seal the doubles point for Boise State. Sonia Klamczynska and Marlena Pietzuch defeated Liudmila Vailieva and Andjela Kankaras, 8-6, at the No. 1 spot. Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil fought off Elisabeth Fournier and Elizaveta Luzina in the No. 2 doubles match, winning a barnburner, 9-8 (3).

Moving on to singles play, the Cougars evened out the team score after picking up a quick 6-0, 6-0 win by Kankaras over Bronco Manuela Pietzuch in the No. 4 match. Musilovich followed shortly after with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Brown in the No. 6 match, putting the Cougars up 2-1 in the team standings.

Fournier followed suit defeating Klamczynska, 6-0, 7-5 in the No. 2 match, while #42 Vasilieva earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Marlena Pietzuch at the No. 1 spot to seal the team win with a 4-1 lead over Boise State.

Basil was next to earn a win, picking up the No. 5 singles win over Luzina, 7-5, 6-3, to give the Broncos their final point. Ksenia Googe earned a tough 7-6 (6), 6-3 win over Boise State's Vo in the No. 3 match to firm up the 5-2 Cougar win.

The Broncos look ahead to a weekend in California where they will take on No. 28 St. Mary's on Saturday, March 17 in Moraga, California at 11:00 a.m. (MT). They follow up with a match against San Francisco at Golden Gate Park on Sunday (March 18) in a 10:00 a.m. (MT) scheduled match.

Doubles
1. Sonia Klamczynska/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Liudmila Vasilieva/Andjela Kankaras (WSU), 8-6
2. Sandy Vo/Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Elisabeth Fournier/Elizaveta Luzina (WSU), 9-8(3)
3. Charlotte Koning/Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Kaitlyn Brown/Fiona Mok (BSU), 8-0
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles
1. #43 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU), 6-2, 6-4
2. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU), 6-0, 7-5
3. Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Sandy Vo (BSU), 7-6 (6), 6-3
4. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU), 6-0, 6-0
5. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU), 7-5, 6-3
6. Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Kaitlyn Brown (BSU), 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 4, 6, 2, 1, 5, 3

Final Team Score: Washington State -5, Boise State - 2
Boise State Season Record: 6-7
Washington State Season Record: 10-3


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