No. 43 Bronco Women's Tennis Improves to 2-0 at Shocker Classic

WICHITA, Kan. The No. 43 Boise State women’s tennis team continued their success at the Shocker Classic hosted by Wichita State University on Saturday, defeating the University of Arkansas Little Rock, 5-2. The Broncos (11-4) earned their second win of the tournament after topping Wichita State on Friday, 5-2.

The Broncos extended their record on a neutral court to 3-0 on Saturday after sweeping all three doubles matches as well as picking up wins at the No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 spots in singles play.

In doubles play No. 59 Pichittra Thongdach and Polina Kokoulina downed UALR’s Anne Weijenborg and Patricia Cortes, 8-4, in the No. 1 match. Boise State’s Laura Baum and Jana Mackova easily topped Rebecca Van Den Houte and Laetitia Bourgeon, 8-2, in the No. 2 match while Stacey Housley and Klaudia Wlodarczyk earned an 8-3 victory over Nathalia Garay and Marta Gomez-Jordana in the No. 3 match.

The Broncos dominated the top four spots in singles play winning three of the four matches in two sets. Sweeping the No. 1 singles match, Thongdach kept Bourgeon scoreless, winning 6-0, 6-0. Boise State’s Kokoulina nearly reached the same feat topping Wijenborg, 6-2, 6-0, in the No. 2 position. Winning her match in a convincing score of 6-4, 6-3, Wlodarczyk earned a fourth point for the Broncos when she topped UALR’s Gomez-Jordana at the No. 3 singles position. Housley earned Boise State’s final team point battling to a 6-1, 5-7, 10-5 victory over Cortes.

The Trojans were able to earn wins at the No. 5 spot with Van Den Houte defeating BSU’s Mackova, 7-6, 6-3 and at the No. 6 position with Garay winning after Baum retired from the match.

Boise State 5, UALR 2
1. Thongdach (BSU) def. Bourgeon (UALR), 6-0, 6-0
2. Kokoulina (BSU) def. Weijenborg (UALR), 6-2, 6-0
3. Wlodarzczyk (BSU) def. Gomez-Jordana (UALR), 6-4, 6-3
4. Housley (BSU) def. Cortes (UALR), 6-1, 5-7, 10-5
5. R. Van Den Houte (UALR) def. Mackova (BSU), 7-6, 6-3
6. Garay (UALR) def. Baum (BSU), 1-4, Def.

1. Kokoulina/Thongdach (BSU) def. Weijenborg/Cortes (UALR), 8-4
2. Baum/Mackova (BSU) def. Van Den Houte/Burgeon (UALR), 8-2
3. Housley/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Garay/Gomez-Jordana (UALR), 8-3

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