Boise State Faces Washington State In A Match Up of Top 50 Teams

What’s Happening - In a match up of top 50 nationally ranked teams, the No. 48 Boise State University women’s tennis team (11-2) will host the No. 39 Washington State (12-7), Sunday, Apr. 1, at 11:00 a.m., at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting.

The Team- The No. 48 ranked Boise State University women’s tennis team has posted an 11-2 record in dual match play this season. The Broncos have recorded marquee victories over No. 38 New Mexico, 5-2, No. 61 Nevada, 6-1, and No. 63 Kansas State, 5-2. The only losses registered by the Broncos came against No. 20 Wichita State and No. 26 Oregon. Boise State recently collected two road victories in Seattle, Wash., as the team improved to 7-1 on the road.

No. 39 Washington State is coming off its biggest win of the season with a 5-2 victory over No. 24 Oregon at Pullman, Wash.

The Players - No. 43 Boise State will feature a full squad of players including Tiffany Coll, Bianca Jochimsen, Laura Baum, Stacey Housley, Jana Mackova, Klaudia Wlodarczyk and Polina Kokoulina.

Coll returns as the lone senior on a young squad. She has been an example on the court with her 10 singles victories in dual match play and 20 wins overall. Coll has also teamed with Bianca Jochimsen for an outstanding 11-1 doubles record in dual play. Coll has proven to be a consistent force for the Broncos throughout the year.

Mackova has been very good for Boise State while playing mainly No. 3. She has posted a team-leading 11 victory in dual match play and a 21-5 record overall. Mackova was named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for Mar. 5, when she recorded two singles victories and two doubles victories in Boise State’s wins over Idaho and Pacific.

Baum has been the doubles specialist for the Broncos, teaming with Mackova to post an 20-3 record and a 9-2 record while playing number one doubles in dual matches. The pair also combined to win the doubles title at the Duck Invitational. Baum has also been flawless in singles matches posting a 3-0 record during dual match play.

Playing atop the order, Kokoulina has posted a 7-2 record at No. 2 singles and a 2-2 record at No. 1. Kokoulina has also teamed with Wlodarczyk to create a formidable duo at No. 2 doubles as the pair owns a 5-5 record.

Wlodarczyk has opened her Boise State career with a 11-2 record in singles including five straight to begin her career. As Wlodarczyk goes, so do the Broncos. Her only two losses have come against Wichita State and Oregon which coincidently are Boise State’s only two losses.

Jochimsen has posted a team-leading 11 doubles victories in dual match play with partner Coll. Jochimsen has also played No. 1 (1-8) and No. 2 (2-2) singles throughout the season as she shows off glimpses of her immense potential.

Stacey Housley leads the Broncos with 23 singles victories on the season including a 10-2 record in dual match play. Housley had her 15 match winning streak snapped against Wichita State, Feb. 11.


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