Women's Tennis Travels to Northern California for Duals with San Jose State, St. Mary's and Pacific

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

The No. 50-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team will take to the road for their sixth straight week of road matches. After sitting out of competition for one week, the Broncos will kick off their weekend in San Jose, Calif., where they will take on Western Athletic Conference opponent San Jose State on Wed., Mar. 18. They continue on in California to Moraga where they will take on St. Mary’s on Fri., Mar. 20 while finishing their travels in Stockton at the University of Pacific on Sat., Mar. 21.

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (All times Pacific):

Wed., Mar. 18 at San Jose State San Jose, Calif. 3 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 20 at St. Mary’s Moraga, Calif. 1 p.m.

Sat., Mar. 21 at Pacific Stockton, Calif. 1 p.m.

 

LAST TIME OUT:

The Broncos earned a 4-3 win last Wednesday over Washington State in Pullman, Wash. With the win, the Broncos improved to six straight wins and an impressive 13-2 record. Earlier in the week, Boise State earned 5-2 wins over UNLV and Nevada in Las Vegas.

 

BOISE STATE:

Boise State enters the week as the No. 50-ranked team in the country according to the ITA. They boast a 13-2 record, including a 5-2 away record heading into their Northern California trip. They also hold a 2-0 record against WAC opponents this season. 

 

Individually, two Broncos are a part of this week’s rankings. Junior Pichittra Thongdach holds the No. 83-ranked spot in singles play while freshman Lauren Megale holds the No. 118 spot. The pair, who was ranked in the previous ITA, doubles rankings, dropped out of the rankings this week.

 

SAN JOSE STATE:

The Spartans enter the weekend with a 1-4 record on the season and a 0-0 WAC record. Their only win of the season came over then ranked No. 43 Sonoma State University, 6-1. They have suffered 7-0 losses to Gonzaga and UC Davis as well as 6-1 losses to Toledo and Santa Clara this season. Their most recent match ended in a 6-1 loss to Toledo on Mar. 14.

 

The Spartans currently are not ranked in the national rankings and have no nationally ranked singles or doubles players.

 

ST. MARY’S:

St. Mary’s enters the weekend as an unranked team, dropping from No. 75 in last week’s ratings. They currently hold a 3-7 record on the season with their most recent match ending in a 5-2 loss to then ranked No. 44 Virginia Commonwealth. St. Mary’s has earned a 7-0 win over Pennsylvania as well as 4-2 wins over San Francisco and Michigan State this season. The team has also faced one other WAC team, holding an 0-1 record against WAC members after dropping 7-0 to Fresno State.

 

St. Mary’s is not currently ranked as a team, however, Alexandra Poorta holds the team’s sole national ranking this week, sitting at No. 60 in singles play. St. Mary’s is the only opponent of the Broncos this week that has a nationally ranked doubles team. Poorta pairs with Claire Soper as the No. 62-ranked doubles team in this week’s rankings.

 

PACIFIC:

The Pacific Tigers enter the weekend with a  7-7 record with their most recent match ending in a tough 4-3 loss to Cal State Northridge. Against WAC teams, Pacific is 0-3, dropping matches to Fresno State, New Mexico State and Nevada.

 

Overall, the Tigers are not ranked as a team nationally; however, Jenifer Widjaja holds the No. 101 spot in the national singles rankings.


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