No. 47 Boise State Kicks-Off Eight Dual Road Trip

            BOISE, Idaho - The No. 47 ranked Boise State women's tennis team will look to use an extremely successful one month home stand to its' benefit this week, as the Broncos leave town to kick-off an eight dual road trip that begins in Eugene, Ore. on Wednesday (March 24).

            Boise State travels west to meet the University of Oregon for the Broncos first dual away from home since Feb. 20. Boise State will face the Ducks at 2 p.m. From there the Broncos head to Las Vegas, Nev. for a pair of duals against No. 70 UC Irvine and No. 59 UNLV. Times for both of those duals are yet to be determined.

Last time out...

            Boise State concluded a six dual home stand last weekend, which equated to a full month in Boise for the Broncos. Boise State swept its' duals on Friday and Sunday, beating both Denver and San Diego by a score of 4-3. The Broncos won the doubles point in both duals, which proved to be critical in securing two wins.

Winning ways...

            Home has been good to Boise State so far this season, as the Broncos used a six dual home stand to run out to a seven dual winning streak. After falling to Marshall, 5-2, on Feb. 20 Boise State hasn't lost since. Their current winning streak improved their overall home record to 7-0 on the season. The Broncos have also been dominant against ITA Mountain Region opponents, playing to a 7-0 record.

National Rankings...

            Despite winning both of its' duals last weekend Boise State fell four spots in the March 23 ITA National Team Rankings. After spending last week at No. 43, the Broncos dropped to No. 47 this week. Boise State is led by senior Pichittra Thongdach, who currently ranks No. 48 in singles. She has also teamed up with doubles partner Lauren Megale to earn a No. 33 nationally ranking in doubles.

Looking at their opponents...

               Boise State will meet three opponents with three completely different stories this weekend, which begins with a struggling University of Oregon team. The Ducks opened the season ranked No. 71 nationally, but have since fallen with a 5-11 overall record thus far. Oregon has lost 10 straight duals and is just 1-10 against nationally ranked opponents this season.

            UC Irvine has also been trying to find its' way this spring, although the Anteaters have been slightly more successful in their inconsistencies. UC Irvine is ranked No. 70 nationally this week with a 7-6 overall record. The Anteaters have been unable to put together any long winning streak, however, with three duals being their longest string of wins to date.

            The Broncos will conclude their weekend against the hottest team on their weekend schedule, as they will meet No. 59 ranked UNLV. The Lady Rebels are 11-2 this season with a perfect 11-0 record at home. UNLV has enjoyed its' share of success against ranked opponents as well, compiling a 4-2 record against top-75 opponents.

            UC Irvine and UNLV will play each other on Friday (March 26).


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