Boise State Women's Tennis Earns Eighth Straight Victory

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. The No. 43-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team earned their eighth straight victory on Wednesday afternoon when they defeated UC Santa Barbara, 5-2. With the 8-0 run, the Broncos (14-4) are on their way to a perfect record for the month of March with one match to go on Friday, March 28 against No. 60 UC Irvine.

Boise State was able to earn a strong lead in their dual with UC Santa Barbara, winning the doubles point by sweeping all three matches.

Pichittra Thongdach and Polina Kokoulina teamed to earn the first win of the day topping Marta Simic and Charlotte Scatliffe, 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles match. Boise State’s Stacey Housley and Jana Mackova won in similar fashion in the No. 2 match topping Jill Damion and Asagi Onaga, 8-3. Laura Baum and Klaudia Wlodarczyk were able to seal the sweep when the downed Tova Hausman and Brittany Kausen, 8-2 in the No. 3 match.

UCSB’s Hausman brought the team scores to a tie at the start of singles, winning a 6-2, 6-3 match over Mackova in the No. 5 spot. Boise State’s Housley brought the Broncos back into the lead when she downed Onaga, 7-6, 6-0 in the No. 4 singles match. Thongdach extended the Broncos’ lead after winning the No. 1 match over Simic 6-2, 6-4 while Wlodarczyk clinched the team title with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat over Scatliffe at the No. 3 spot. Baum earned the Broncos’ final victory of the day when she topped Kausen, 6-1, 7-6 (4) in the No. 6 spot. UCSB’s Damion picked up the final win of the day, topping Kokoulina at the No. 2 position, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5).

The Broncos will conclude their spring break week of competition in Southern California on Friday, March 28 in a 1:30 p.m. match against UC Irvine. They will return home for matches on April 5 against Portland State and Utah.

Boise State 5, UC Santa Barbara 2

No. 1 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Marta Simic (UCSB) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Jill Damion (UCSB) def. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
No. 3 Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Charlotte Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Stacey Housley (BSU def. Asagi Onaga (UCSB) 7-6, 6-0
No. 5 Tova Hausman (UCSB) def. Jana Mackova (BSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Laura Baum (BSU) def. Brittany Kausen (UCSB) 6-1, 7-6, (4)
Order of finish: 5, 4, 1, 3, 6, 2

No. 1 Kokoulina/Thongdach (BSU) def. Simic/Scatliffe 8-3
No. 2 Housley/Mackova (BSU) def. Damion/Onaga 8-3
No. 3 Baum/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Hausman/Kausen 8-2
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

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