No. 46 Boise State Women's Tennis Earns 5-2 Victory Over Cal State Northridge, Tichenor Hits 150th Win

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. The No. 46-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team started out strong during their spring break week, downing No. 70-ranked Cal State-Northridge on Sunday afternoon 5-2 in their first of three matches this week in Southern California. The Broncos (13-4) earned their second win on an away court this season, improving to 2-4 in away matches.

With the win, Bronco head coach Mark Tichenor earned his 150th win as a coach at Boise State.

The Broncos were first able to snag the doubles point when they earned wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. The Broncos’ No. 1 doubles team of Pichittra Thongdach and Polina Kokoulina downed the Matadors’ Victoria Brymer and Canna Furuta, 8-5. Boise State’s Laura Baum and Klaudia Wlodarczyk teamed to fight off Sandra Kukla and Nina Jaworowski, 9-7, in the No. 3 match. The Matadors’ Kanykey Koichumanova and Brooke Doane were able to sneak one win away from the Broncos, topping Stacey Housely and Jana Mackova, 8-4, in the No. 2 match.

In singles play, the Broncos earned four more wins, led by Thongdach who earned a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Brymer in the No. 1 spot. Housley picked up a win at the No. 4 position when she defeated Furuta, 7-5, 6-4 while Mackova earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over Jaworowski in the No. 5 position. Baum earned the final win for Boise State at the No. 6 spot, battling off Doane to win 6-3, 4-6, 7-3.

CSUN was able to earn wins at the No. 2 spot with Koichumanova defeating Kokoulina 6-4, 6-2 and with Kukla squeaking by with a 3-6, 604, 10-4 win over Wlodarczyk in the No. 3 spot.

The Broncos will travel to Santa Barbara, California for their next match on Wednesday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. (MT) against UC Santa Barbara. They will conclude their week of competition in Southern California on Friday, March 28 when they take on UC Irvine at 12 noon (MT) in Irvine, California.

Tennis Match Results

Boise State vs Cal State Northridge

3/23/08 at Northridge, Calif.

#46 Boise State 5, Cal State Northridge 2

Singles competition

1. Pichittra Thongdack (BSU) def. Victoria Brymer (CSUN) 7-5, 6-2

2. Kanykey Koichumanova (CSUN) def. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) 6-4, 6-2

3. Sandra Kukla (CSUN) def. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-4

4. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. Canna Furuta (CSUN) 7-5, 6-4

5. Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 6-3, 6-3

6. Laura Baum (BSU) def. Brooke Doane (CSUN) 6-3, 4-6, 7-3

Doubles competition

1. Pichittra Thongdack/Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Victoria Brymer/Canna Furuta (CSUN) 8-5

2. Kanykey Koichumanova/Brooke Doane (CSUN) def. Stacey Housley/Jana Mackova (BSU) 8-4

3. Laura Baum/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Sandra Kukla/Nina Jaworowski (CSUN) 9-7

Match Notes:

Boise State 13-4; National ranking #46

Cal State Northridge 9-4

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