Basil Leads Broncos Against TCU
Boise State falls 6-1 to Horned Frogs
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Morgan Basil recorded Boise State's lone match point in a 6-1 Mountain West Conference loss to No. 39 TCU Sunday morning in Albuquerque, N.M. The sophomore from St. Petersburg, Fla., won the No. 5 singles match in convincing fashion 6-2, 6-3 over the Horned Frogs' Kelsey Sundaram. The loss was the first for the Broncos in conference play as they move to 1-1 in league and 7-8 overall, TCU improved to 9-5 on the year and 2-0 in MW action.
The contest opened with TCU's Olivia Smith and Stefanie Tan defeating Boise State's Kaitlyn Brown and Sonia Klamczynska 8-2 at the No. 3 doubles position. The Pietzuch twins drew the Broncos even when Manuela and Marlena tallied a 9-7 victory over Gabi Barbosa and Kelsey Sundaram at No. 1 doubles. The doubles point came down to the No. 2 duo of Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil who fought hard into a tie-break before falling 9-8 (6) to TCU's Gaby Mastromarino and Simona Parajova.
Up one after doubles, TCU went on to take wins in five of the six singles matches. Basil's win at No. 5 was the only victory for the Broncos. The match was already decided when Basil recorded her straight set win to make the team score 5-1.
Boise State's Sandy Vo battled to the end at No. 3 singles before dropping a three set match 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to the Horned Frogs' Olivia Smith.
Klamczynska fell in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, as did Marlena Pietzuch at No. 2 (6-2, 7-5), Manuela Pietzuch at No. 4 (6-1, 6-1) and Fiona Mok at No. 6 (6-0, 6-0).
Next up for Boise State is the continuation of a three-week road swing to open conference play as the Broncos head for Fort Collins, Colo., next weekend to face the University of Wyoming on Saturday, March 31, and Colorado State on Sunday, April 1.
FINAL MATCH SUMMARY
Boise State (7-8, 1-1 MW) vs. No. 39 TCU (9-5, 2-0 MW)
March 25, 2012
No. 39 TCU def. Boise State 6-1
No. 1 - Manuela Pietzuch/Marlena Pietzuch (Boise State) def. Gabi Barbosa/Kelsey Sundaram (TCU), 9-7
No. 2 - Gaby Mastromarino/Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Morgan Basil/Sandy Vo (Boise State), 9-8 (6)
No. 3 - Olivia Smith/Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Kaitlyn Brown/Sonia Klamczynska (Boise State), 8-2
No. 1 - Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Sonia Klamczynska (Boise State), 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 - Simona Parajova (TCU) def. Marlena Pietzuch (Boise State), 6-2, 7-5
No. 3 - Olivia Smith (TCU) def. Sandy Vo (Boise State), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
No. 4 - Federica Denti (TCU) def. Manuela Pietzuch (Boise State), 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 - Morgan Basil (Boise State) def. Kelsey Sundaram (TCU), 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 - Gabi Barbosa (TCU) def. Fiona Mok (Boise State), 6-0, 6-0
TCU 9-5, 2-0 MW; National ranking No. 39
Boise State 7-8, 1-1 MW
Order of Finish: Singles (6,4,1,2,5,3); Doubles (3,1,2)
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