Boise State Opens MW Play with Dominating Win
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Boise State's women's tennis team opened its first Mountain West campaign with a dominating 6-1 win on the road at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The Broncos opened the match by sweeping the three doubles matches then followed with victories in five of the six singles matches to claim their first ever win as a member of the conference. The victory improves Boise State to 7-7 overall and 1-0 in league play, while the Lobos fell to 7-6 on the year and 0-1 in MW play.
The Pietzuch sister-duo of Marlena and Manuela opened the day by claiming a quick 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles to set the tone for the contest in Boise State's favor. The day continued to look good as the Broncos completed the sweep in doubles with a pair of 8-6 wins in the two remaining doubles matches. Sonia Klamczynska and Kaitlyn Brown claimed the doubles point for Boise State with a victory at No. 3 doubles, followed shortly after by Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil's win at the No. 2 position.
Basil gave Boise State a two point team advantage when she closed out the No. 5 singles match with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Katie Wookey. Klamczynska moved the Broncos to within one point of clinching the match when she put away New Mexico's Michaela Bezdickova 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.
The lone point for the Lobos came in the next match to finish when UNM's Michaela Oldani claimed a hard fought 7-5, 6-4 victory over Boise State freshman Kaitlyn Brown at the No. 6 position to cut the team score to 3-1.
Boise State rallied for the win by sweeping the three remaining singles matches to claim the 6-1 conference victory. Marlena Pietzuch gave the Broncos the match victory at No. 2 singles when she downed the Lobos' Susanna Kuuttila 6-2, 6-4 making the team score 4-1 Boise State. She became the first Bronco to reach the 20 win mark this season as she improved to 20-9 on the year.
Manuela Pietzuch won at the fourth singles position by a 7-5, 6-2 win over Maria Sablina, followed by Sandy Vo's straight set 7-5, 6-3 win over Kristin Eggleston at No. 3 singles.
Boise State continues Mountain West action Sunday morning in Albuquerque when they take on the TCU Horned Frogs at 9:00 a.m. at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex.
Final Match Summary
Boise State University at University of New Mexico
Mar 24, 2012
at Albuquerque, N.M. (Linda Estes Tennis Complex)
Boise State (7-7, 1-0 MW) defeated New Mexico (7-6, 0-1 MW) 6-1
1. Pietzuch/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Sablina/Nikolina Grbac (UNM), 8-1
2. Basil/Vo (BSU) def. Bezdickova/Eggleston (UNM), 8-6
3. Klamczynska/Brown (BSU) def. Oldani/Alyssa Caffey (UNM), 8-6
Order of finish: 1,3,2
1. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Michaela Bezdickova (UNM), 6-3, 6-2
2. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Susanna Kuuttila (UNM), 6-2, 6-4
3. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Kristin Eggleston (UNM), 7-5, 6-3
4. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) def. Maria Sablina (UNM), 7-5, 6-2
5. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Katie Wookey (UNM), 6-1, 6-4
6. Michaela Oldani (UNM) def. Kaitlyn Brown (BSU), 7-5, 6-4
Order of finish: Singles (5,1,6,2,4,3)
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