Broncos continue MW play with two matches in Fort Collins, Colo.
What's Happening This Week - The Boise State women's tennis team (7-8, 1-1 MW) continues Mountain West play this weekend when the Broncos travel to Fort Collins, Colo., to face both the University of Wyoming (9-7, 1-1 MW) and their weekend host Colorado State University (3-10, 0-2 MW). This week's action starts Saturday afternoon, March 31, when Boise State takes on the Wyoming Cowgirls at 5:00 p.m. (Mountain) in a neutral site match. The festivities conclude Sunday, April 1, when Boise State meets the Colorado State Rams at noon.
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What Happened Last Week - The Broncos came home with a split during the opening weekend of conference play. Boise State opened its first ever MW campaign with a dominating 6-1 victory at the University of New Mexico Saturday afternoon, March 24, in Albuquerque. The Broncos swept the doubles competition then won five of the six singles matches to secure the victory over the Lobos. Boise State followed the win over UNM with a 6-1 loss at the hands of No. 39 TCU Sunday morning, March 25, in Albuquerque. Morgan Basil led the Broncos against the Horned Frogs recording the Blue and Orange's lone point with a straight-set victory at No. 5 singles.
Last Week's Bronco Leaders - Morgan Basil was the only Bronco to win both singles matches and go 1-1 in doubles last weekend, the sophomore has won four straight in singles and is now 18-11 overall and 14-10 in doubles. Sonia Klamczynska (No. 1 singles), Marlena Pietzuch (No. 2 ), Sandy Vo (No. 3) and Manuela Pietzuch (No. 4) all went 1-1 on the weekend. The Pietzuch sisters were the only doubles team to win both matches versus UNM and TCU and improved to 11-8 on the year and 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo split at No. 2 doubles, Sonia Klamczynska and Kaitlyn Brown split as well at No. 3.
Looking at Boise State's Leaders on the Year - Marlena Pietzuch became the first Bronco to reach 20 wins in singles and leads the team with a 20-10 singles record on the year and 10-5 mark (8-2 at No. 2) this spring. Sonia Klamczynska is 15-10 overall 7-6 (5-4 at No. 1) this spring, followed by Morgan Basil who is 18-11 overall on the year and Sandy Vo who is 16-12. Basil and Vo have the best doubles record at 13-8 on the year and 10-5 this spring at the No. 2 position.
Looking at Wyoming - The 56th ranked Cowgirls enter the weekend with a 9-7 overall record and a 1-1 MW mark, in a four-way tie for third with UNLV, Boise State and Air Force. The encounter with the Broncos on Saturday is the lone match of the week for Wyoming. The Cowgirls are coming off a road split last weekend in San Diego, Calif., where they defeated UNLV 4-3 before falling at San Diego State 5-2. Four Cowgirls have recorded 16 wins each in singles led by Veronica Popovici who is 16-11 overall, but only 6-9 this spring. Jessica Parizher has the top mark this spring at 10-5 and is 16-13 on the year. The doubles team of Simona Synkova and Veronica Popovici is ranked 45th nationally with a 17-7 overall mark and a 8-6 spring record.
Looking at Colorado State - The Rams bring a 3-10 overall mark and a 0-2 league record into the weekend. CSU's lone contest of the week is versus Boise State on Sunday. Colorado State lost a pair of road matches by 7-0 scores last weekend in San Diego, Calif., where it fell to San Diego State then UNLV. Natalie Heffron leads the team with a 16-7 overall singles mark, 8-5 this spring.
Scoring Early - The doubles point has been a crucial one for the Broncos this season. The team is 6-1 when its wins the point and 0-7 when the Broncos do not.
Remaining Home Match - Boise State has only one home match remaining on its schedule for this year when its host the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday, April 14th, at 10 a.m. It will be Senior Day as Sonia Klamczynska plays her final match in the Blue and Orange.
Best in the West - Boise State's Marlena Pietzuch was named Mountain West Women's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 7-14 after going a combined 4-0 last weekend to help propel Boise State to home victories over Eastern Washington (W, 7-0) and Idaho (W, 5-2), respectively. Pietzuch made her debut at the No. 1 spot against Idaho, defeating Victoria Lozano in straight sets.
2012 Team - The Boise State women's tennis team is coming off a 17-8 season and a 5-1 record in the WAC. The Broncos advanced to the conference finals but fell 4-3 to Fresno State. Lone senior Sonia Klamczynska returns to lead a young Bronco team that includes one freshman and two sophomores. Manuela Pietzuch joins the Boise State roster after transferring from Virginia Commonwealth and joins her sister Marlena.
Mountain West Standings
As of March 26, 2012 - 9:30 a.m. MT
|Team ||MW W-L ||Pct. ||All W-L ||Pct. |
|TCU (No. 32) |
|2-0 ||1.000 ||9-5 ||.643 |
|San Diego State (No. 48) |
|2-0 ||1.000 ||6-9 ||.400 |
|Air Force |
|1-1 ||.500 ||15-4 ||.789 |
|UNLV (No. 37) |
|1-1 ||.500 ||10-6 ||.625 |
|Wyoming ||1-1 ||.500 ||9-7 ||.563 |
|Boise State ||1-1 ||.500 ||7-8 ||.467 |
|New Mexico |
|0-2 ||.000 ||7-7 ||.500 |
|Colorado State ||0-2 ||.000 ||3-10 ||.231 |