Broncos Sweep Singles to Down Hawai?i, 6-1

            BOISE, Idaho - The No. 44 ranked Boise State women's tennis team improved to 3-0 in Western Athletic Conference play, Thursday (April 8) afternoon, as the Broncos overcame an early 1-0 deficit to beat Hawai'i, 6-1, in Ruston, La.

            Thursday's dual marked the first time all season that Boise State (15-5) lost the doubles point and managed to rally in singles competition for the win. Entering this week, the Broncos had won the doubles point in all 14 of their dual wins this season. The women bucked that trend on Thursday, however, sweeping the singles matches to run out to a 6-1 win.

            After dropping matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, the Broncos responded with six singles wins in straight sets. No. 38 ranked Pichittra Thongdach started things off for Boise State with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Barbara Pinterova at No. 1. Lauren Megale followed suit with a 7-6, 6-0 win against Katarina Poljakova in the No. 2 match.

            At No. 3, Bianca Jochimsen recorded a 7-6, 6-3 win over Sophie Kobuch to give the Broncos a 3-1 lead. Stephanie Jasper secured the Boise State win next at No. 4 with a 6-0, 6-0 win against Aglae Van den Bergh.

            Elyse Edwards and Marlena Pietzuch extended the final team score to 6-1 with wins at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Edwards recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win over Natasha Zorec, while Pietzuch beat Alyssa Nafarrete, 6-2, 6-1.

            Thursday kicked off a trio of duals for the Broncos in Ruston. The women will finish their road trip on Friday (April 9) with duals against San Jose State and Louisiana Tech. Boise State will face the Spartans at 9 a.m. (CST) and the Lady Techsters at 1 p.m.      

#44 Boise State 6, Rainbow Wahine 1

 Singles competition

1. #38 Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Barbara Pinterova (HAWAII) 6-4, 6-0

2. Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Katarina Poljakova (HAWAII) 7-6, 6-0

3. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Sophie Kobuch (HAWAII) 7-6, 6-3

4. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Aglae Van den Bergh (HAWAII) 6-0, 6-0

5. Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Natasha Zorec (HAWAII) 6-3, 6-2

6. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Alyssa Nafarrete (HAWAII) 6-2, 6-1

 Doubles competition

1. Sophie Kobuch/Katarina Poljakova (HAWAII) def. #38 Lauren Megale/Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) 8-3

2. Barbara Pinterova/Alyssa Nafarrete (HAWAII) def. Stephanie Jasper/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 8-3

3. Elyse Edwards/Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Aglae Van den Bergh/Natasha Zorec (HAWAII) 8-2

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