Boise State Earns 5-2 Win at Colorado State
Basil wins sixth consecutive singles match.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Boise State earned a 5-2 win at Colorado State in women's tennis Sunday afternoon in Fort Collins, Colo., claiming its second Mountain West victory of the season. The Broncos won two of the three doubles matches to gain the early momentum in the contest, they are now 8-1 this spring when winning the doubles point. Boise State secured the team victory by recording wins in four of the six singles matches, including Morgan Basil's team-best sixth consecutive win. The victory over Colorado State improved Boise State's record to 8-9 on the year and 2-2 in conference.
"I was proud of the way the team bounced back after yesterday's loss to Wyoming," said head coach Beck Roghaar. "CSU is a solid team and they gave us all we wanted today. It was a tough challenge, we played through some tough conditions and came out with a big win for us."
Doubles opened with a commanding 8-0 shutout victory on court two by Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo over CSU's Lauren Mulhern and Emese Kardhordo. The Boise State duo now leads the team with a 15-8 overall record and are 12-5 this spring at No. 2 doubles.
The point clinching result came from Marlena and Manuela Pietzuch as the sisters tallied an 8-2 win over the Rams' Tori Arneson and Natalie Heffron at No. 1 doubles. The junior tandem is 10-6 playing the No. 1 doubles position this spring and 13-8 overall.
Sonia Klamczynska and Kaitlyn Brown battled hard but fell at No. 3 doubles 8-6 to CSU's sister tandem of Veronika Wojakowska and Adriana Wojakowska. The Broncos headed into singles with the doubles point winning two of the three doubles matches.
Basil kept the Boise State momentum rolling with a quick straight set victory on court four downing CSU's Kardhordo 6-3, 6-1, becoming the second Bronco to reach the 20-win plateau this season as she improved to 20-11 on the year.
Boise State claimed a 3-0 advantage in the team scoring when Sandy Vo finished with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Mulhern. The sophomore from Melbourne, Australia, is now 18-12 on the year.
The Rams rallied cutting their deficit to two at 3-1 when Adriana Wojakowska defeated Boise State's Kaitlyn Brown on court six 6-0, 7-6 (1). It was not long after that when the Broncos' Sonia Klamczynska clinched the match at No. 1 singles with a impressive 6-1, 6-4 win versus Colorado State's Tori Arneson. The senior is now 16-11 on the year.
CSU's Natalie Heffron recorded the Rams' last point with a hard fought three-set victory (1-6, 6-4, 6-2) over the Broncos' Marlena Pietzuch at No. 2 singles. The final match of the day went to Boise State giving the Blue and Orange a 5-2 victory. Manuela Pietzuch earned the point for her team with a tough victory on court five with a third-set tiebreak 7-5, 6-7 (7), 10-7.
Boise State will conclude a three week stretch of road contests this coming week when the Broncos return to Colorado, this time they will travel to the U.S. Air Force Academy outside of Colorado Springs to face San Diego State University and UNLV. Boise State will wrap up its season on April 14 when the Broncos host Air Force for Senior Day at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center.
Final Match Summary
Boise State (8-9, 2-2 MW) at Colorado State (4-11, 0-3 MW)
April 1, 2012
Fort Collins, Colo. (University Tennis Complex)
Boise State def. Colorado State 5-2
1. Pietzuch/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Arneson/Heffron (CSU), 8-2
2. Vo/Basil (BSU) def. Kardhordo/Mulhern (CSU), 8-0
3. Wojakowska/Wojakowska (CSU) def. Klamczynska/Brown (BSU), 8-6
Order of Finish: 2, 1*, 3
1. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Tori Arneson (CSU), 6-1, 6-4
2. Natalie Heffron (CSU) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU), 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Lauren Mulhern (CSU), 6-4, 6-2
4. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Emese Kardhordo (CSU), 6-3, 6-1
5. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) def. Veronika Wojakowska (CSU), 7-5, 6-7 (7), 10-7
6. Adriana Wojakowska (CSU) def. Kaitlyn Brown (BSU), 6-0, 7-6 (1)
Order of Finish: 4, 3, 6, 1*, 2, 5
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