Broncos Sweep Ducks, 7-0, to Open Road Trip

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 47 ranked Boise State women's tennis team opened up its' five day road trip in dominating fashion, Wednesday afternoon (March 24), as the Broncos swept the University of Oregon, 7-0, to improve their current dual winning streak to eight in a row.

            The Broncos also won the doubles point for the eighth straight dual, which has proved to be vital to Boise State's success so far this season. In their 11 wins this spring, the Broncos have won the doubles point 11 times. In four losses, Boise State lost the doubles point four times.

            On Wednesday Boise State swept the Ducks in doubles action, which started with a win at No. 3 by Elyse Edwards and Bianca Jochimsen over Patricia Skowronski and Emmanuelle Cor, 8-4. They were followed by Stephanie Jasper and Marlena Pietzuch who beat Julia Metzger and Sabine Fuchs, 8-6, to secure the doubles point. No. 33 Lauren Megale and Pichittra Thongdach completed the sweep with an 8-4 win against Pavlina Smatova and Trudie du Toit at No. 1.

            The Broncos used their momentum to steamroll into singles competition, winning four of six matches in straight sets. Jasper earned the first singles win for Boise State at No. 4, beating Skowronski, 6-3, 6-1. She was followed by Megale, who beat du Toit, 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 2 singles match.

            No. 48 ranked Thongdach scored the decisive point for the Broncos at No. 1 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Metzger to wrap up the win for Boise State. The Broncos would win at No. 5, No. 6 and No. 3 to put the finishing touches on the dual.

            Wednesday marked the first of three road duals this week for the Broncos, who also kicked off a stretch of eight consecutive duals away from home. Boise State now travels to Las Vegas, Nev. for a pair of duals this weekend against UC Irvine and UNLV. The Broncos don't return home until April 16 when they host Idaho and Utah State in a Western Athletic Conference double header.

 #47 Boise State 7, Oregon 0

No. 1- #48 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Julia Metzger (UO), 6-3, 6-1
No. 2-  Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Trudie du Toit (UO), 6-2, 6-3
No. 3- Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Pavlina Smatova (UO), 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
No. 4- Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Patricia Skowronski (UO), 6-3, 6-1
No. 5- Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Emmanuelle Cor (UO), 6-3, 6-1
No. 6- Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Sabine Fuchs (UO), 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
Order of finish: 4, 2, 1*, 5, 6, 3

No. 1- #33 Megale/Thongdach (BSU) def. Smatova/du Toit (UO), 8-4
No. 2- Jasper/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Metzger/Fuchs (UO), 8-6
No. 3- Edwards/Jochimsen (BSU) def. Skowronski/Cor (UO), 8-4
Order of finish: 3, 2*, 1

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