Broncos Travel to Reno for Pair of WAC Duals

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 57 ranked Boise State women's tennis team will travel to Reno, Nev. this weekend (April 9-10) to face its final regular season road test of the spring with a pair of Western Athletic Conference duals hosted by the University of Nevada.

The Broncos (13-6 overall, 3-0 WAC) will kick-off the weekend road trip, Saturday (April 9) morning, with a showdown against Nevada at 10 a.m. (PST). Boise State will then conclude its regular season road schedule, Sunday (April 10), with a dual against New Mexico State at 11 a.m.

Prior to facing the Broncos, Nevada will host the Aggies on Friday (April 8).

This weekend will start a three dual stretch against WAC opponents for Boise State as the women prepare to host the conference tournament at the end of April. The Broncos will wrap up their regular season schedule, April 24 (Sunday), with a home match against Hawai'i.

The following weekend (April 28-30) Boise State will host both the WAC women and men's tennis tournaments at the Appleton Tennis Center and Julia Davis Park.

Last time out...

The Broncos went 2-0 in their home double-header last Saturday (April 2) at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex with a pair of shutout wins over San Jose State and Montana State. Boise State knocked off the Spartans, 5-0, to improve to 3-0 in WAC competition. The Broncos then took down the Bobcats, 6-0, in the Saturday nightcap.

Against San Jose State, Boise State swept the doubles matches to gain an early 1-0 advantage in the dual. The Broncos would keep things rolling in singles as Sonia Klamczynska, Stephanie Jasper, Elyse Edwards and Marlena Pietzuch each earned victories to clinch the 5-0 team win.

Boise State continued to cruise against Montana State as the Broncos won all six singles matches in straight sets to secure the 6-0 victory. Starting in singles competition due to time constraints, Boise State didn't lose more than two games in any set against the Bobcats, including winning six sets by a score of 6-0.

National Rankings...

Following a pair of wins last weekend the Broncos moved up 10 spots to No. 57 in the April 5 ITA national team rankings. Boise State began the season ranked No. 38 nationally but fell as low as No. 73 this spring. This marks the highest ranking for the Broncos since March 8 when they were No. 52.

Boise State currently does not have any players ranked nationally in singles or doubles.

Looking at the Wolf Pack...

Nevada heads into the weekend looking to build upon a 5-9 overall record this spring and a 1-1 record against WAC opponents. In conference action the Wolf Pack beat Hawai'i, 4-3, and lost to Fresno State, 2-5. In order to get above .500 in conference competition Nevada will need to turn around its recent struggles however, as the Wolf Pack are coming off back-to-back losses.

Nevada currently does not have any players ranked nationally in singles or doubles.

Looking at the Aggies...

New Mexico State has enjoyed its share of success this season as the Aggies have played to a 9-5 overall record, and a 1-1 record in WAC competition. In conference action New Mexico State lost to Idaho, 3-4, and beat Utah State, 5-2. The Aggies started the season with a 6-1 record but have stumbled slightly in recent weeks, going just 3-4 over their last seven duals.

New Mexico State currently does not have any players ranked nationally in singles or doubles.


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