Women's Tennis on Spring Break Trip
March 22, 2016

Boise State at Westmont
Wednesday, March 23 | 11 a.m. PT
Montecito, Calif.

Boise State at UC Santa Barbara
Thursday, March 24 | 10 a.m. PT
Santa Barbara, Calif.

THE MATCHES: Boise State women's tennis travels to Southern California for two matches this week, during spring break. The Broncos (6-7) take on Westmont Wednesday (11 a.m. PT) and UC Santa Barbara Thursday (10 a.m. PT).

ABOUT BOISE STATE: The Broncos closed a recent four-match home stand winning the final two outings. Boise State jumbled its lineup last week in wins over College of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State and now has six different players who have played at No. 1 or No. 2 singles. Freshman Hanna Kantenwein is 3-3 at the top spot, with all three losses coming against top-100 opponents. Kantenwein did not compete in singles last week. Megan LaLone and Bobbi Oshiro each lead the Broncos with a 7-5 singles record this spring. LaLone and Oshiro both won once at the No. 1 spot last week.

ABOUT WESTMONT: The Warriors (4-5) have been ranked in the top 10 of the NAIA national rankings much of the season and are led by Lauren Stratman. Between fall and spring competitions, Stratman is 18-2 at No. 1 singles and 22-1 at No. 1 doubles.

ABOUT UCSB: The Gauchos (7-6) have won six of their last eight matches including an upset of No. 24 Fresno State in their last outing (March 21). UCSB's top doubles tandem of Paulina Dubavets and Stefani Stojic jumped to No. 11 in the latest ITA national rankings and are 9-1 this spring.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State got back on track with a pair of 7-0 wins last week. The Broncos (6-7) defeated College of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State in decisive fashion to close out a four-match home stand. All 12 singles matches were straight-set wins for the Blue and Orange. Nancy Menjivar won twice in the middle of the lineup, including a 6-0, 6-0 victory to end the week Friday, against the Warriors. Arianna Paules Aldrey and Bobbi Oshiro recorded 6-0. 6-0 wins of their own Thursday, against the Yotes.

LOOKING AHEAD: Boise State will close its nonconference slate April 2, with a match at Montana State. The Broncos will finish the regular season with five matches against Mountain West Mountain Division foes, including three at home. The MW Championship will start April 28, in Fort Collins, Colo.

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