Boise State Drops UC Irvine, 6-1, for Ninth Straight Win

            LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The No. 47 ranked Boise State women's tennis team continued its' winning ways, Saturday (March 27) afternoon, as the Broncos won their ninth straight dual by beating UC Irvine, 6-1, in a non-conference match in Las Vegas, Nev.

            Boise State, who is kicking off an eight dual road trip this weekend, used a sweep of the doubles matches to propel them to win five of six singles matches against the Anteaters. The Broncos won all three doubles matches decisively, 8-3, 8-0 and 8-1 to secure the early 1-0 lead in the dual.

            Singles were nearly as dominating for Boise State, as the Broncos won five matches in straight sets. Boise State's only singles loss came at No. 3. No. 48 ranked Pichittra Thongdach scored a 6-3, 7-6 win over Courtney Byron at No. 1 to get singles rolling for the Broncos.

            Thongdach was followed by Lauren Megale, who beat Becka Kwan, 6-3, 6-2, to score a win at No. 2. Stephanie Jasper earned the next Bronco win at No. 4, beating Kristina Smith 6-2, 6-2. Elyse Edwards followed that up with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Miranda Young at No. 5. Marlena Pietzuch would earn the final Boise State win of the day with a win against Haley Young, 6-1, 6-0, in the No. 6 singles match.

            With the win, Boise State improves to 12-4 on the season. The Broncos have not lost since Feb. 20 when Boise State fell to Marshall, 5-2. The Broncos' winning streak will be put to the test on Sunday (March 28), however, as the women will face red hot UNLV. The Lady Rebels are 13-2 this year, including a perfect 13-0 record at home. No. 59 ranked UNLV has also been rolling lately, winning 10 consecutive duals heading into tomorrow.

#47 Boise State 6, UC Irvine 1

Doubles:

  • 1.) #33 Lauren Megale/Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Courtney Byron/Becka Kwan (UCI) 8-3
  • 2.) Stephanie Jasper/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Brooke Bartlett/Kristina Smith 8-0
  • 3.) Bianca Jochimsen/Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Haley Young/Miranda Young 8-1

Singles:

  • 1.) #48 Thongdach (BSU) def. Byron (UCI) 6-3, 7-6
  • 2.) Megale (BSU) def. Kwan (UCI) 6-3, 6-2
  • 3.) Bartlett (UCI) def. Jochimsen (BSU) 7-6, 7-5
  • 4.) Jasper (BSU) def. Smith (UCI) 6-2, 6-2
  • 5.) Edwards (BSU) def. M. Young (UCI) 6-1, 6-0
  • 6.) Pietzuch (BSU) def. H. Young (UCI) 6-1, 6-0

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