Broncos Host a Handful of WAC Opponents in Final Weekend at Home

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

The No. 38-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team returns to their home courts for the final time this season, taking on a handful of Western Athletic Conference opponents, including Hawaii, Louisiana Tech and Idaho. Utah State will also travel to Boise to participate in matches against conference opponents, but will not face the Broncos this weekend. The Broncos will host matches from Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5. All matches will be played at the Appleton Tennis Complex.

  

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (All Times Mountain):

Friday, April 3

9:30 a.m. Boise State vs. Louisiana Tech

1:30 p.m. Boise State vs. Hawaii

5:30 p.m. Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech

 

Saturday, April 4

9:30 a.m. Idaho vs. Louisiana Tech

1:30 p.m. Utah State vs. Hawaii

5:30 p.m. Idaho vs. Utah State

 

Sunday, April 5

9:30 a.m. Boise State vs. Idaho

 

LAST TIME OUT:

The Broncos are coming off their seventh-straight week on the road where they extended their winning streak to 11 matches and improved to 17-2 on the season. They started the week out with a 7-0 win over San Jose State, and then fought off St. Mary’s 4-3 on Mar. 21. They defeated Pacific 6-1 on Mar. 22 and finished the week off with a 6-1 win over San Diego on Mar. 26.

 

BOISE STATE:

Boise State remained in the No. 38 spot this week in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s weekly national team rankings. The Broncos improved to 17-2 over the past week and boast a perfect 6-0 record at home. They will look to defend that as well as their perfect 3-0 WAC record this weekend when they host conference teams. The Broncos also hold an 8-1 record against regional teams this season.

 

Boise State’s Pichittra Thongdach improved her national singles ranking, moving up to No. 72 this week. She is joined by Lauren Megale as the No. 73-ranked doubles team in the nation, while also being joined by Vivien Silfany as the No. 80-ranked doubles team.

 

According to the Jan. 6 regional rankings, Thongdach ranks No. 7 in singles while Megale holds the No. 12 spot and Silfany the No. 23 spot. Bianca Jochimsen also holds a singles ranking in the ITA Central Region, sitting at No. 30.

 

In regional doubles rankings, Thongdach and Silfany sit at No. 4, Megale and Klaudia Wlodarczyk sit at No. 5, and Laura Baum and Jochimsen sit at No. 11.

 

HAWAII:

The Rainbow Wahine enter the weekend with an 8-9 record on the season and will play their first conference matches in Boise. In their most recent matches, Hawaii suffered a 5-2 loss to No. 33-ranked Illinois while also falling 4-3 to No. 74-ranked Marshall on March 28. Their most recent win of the season came against Cal Poly on March 26, winning 4-3.

 

Hawaii is not nationally ranked in the ITA standings as a team and they do not have any singles or doubles players that hold rankings.

 

IDAHO:

The University of Idaho holds an impressive 12-3 record on the season, but also holds a 0-0 WAC record. The Vandals hold a nine-match winning streak heading into the week and will face Idaho State University in Pocatello on April 3 before coming to Boise. In their most recent match, the Vandals downed Georgetown, 5-1. The only ranked NCAA Division I team the Vandals have faced this year was No. 57 Oregon who they lost to 6-1. Their only other losses of the season came from Washington State (lost 6-1) and Houston (lost 4-3) in January.

 

Idaho is not ranked as a team nationally and do not have any singles or doubles players that hold rankings.

 

Although in the ITA Central Region along with the Broncos, the Vandals have no regionally ranked singles or doubles teams.

 

LOUISIANA TECH:

The Lady Techsters enter the weekend with a 3-11 record on the season as well as a 0-0 WAC record. In their most recent matches, Louisiana Tech has earned two straight wins. They first defeated SEMO, 5-1, on March 14 followed by a 6-1 win over Grambling State on March 25. Their only other win of the season came on February 27 when they defeated South Dakota State, 5-2.

 

Louisiana Tech is not nationally ranked in the ITA standings as a team or do they have any singles or doubles players that hold rankings.

 

UTAH STATE:

Utah State enters the weekend with a 3-13 record on the season as well as a 0-1 WAC record. In their most recent matches, the Aggies have suffered four-straight losses. On March 26, Utah State fell 4-3 to Wyoming. Their only WAC loss of the season came to Boise State on February 6 when they fell 7-0.

 

Although in the ITA Central Region along with the Broncos, the Aggies have no regionally ranked singles or doubles teams. The Aggies also are not ranked nationally as a team and they have no nationally ranked singles or doubles players.

 


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