Boise State Earns Victory Over WAC Rival New Mexico State, 5-1

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 40 Boise State University women’s tennis team continues to excel at home as the team improved to 6-1 at Boise, Idaho, and 15-3 overall by defeating Western Athletic Conference foe, New Mexico State 5-1, Saturday, at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Due to time constraints the match began with singles play, where the Broncos captured five matches in straight sets to collect the match points required for Boise State’s 15th victory.

Bianca Jochimsen got the scoring started for Boise State at No. 1 singles where she dominated Zeljka Juricek. Jochimsen broke Juricek’s serve three time in both the first and second sets to take the match 6-1 and 6-0. The victory is Jochimsen’s 16th of the season and second at No. 1 singles.

Tiffany Coll earned her 23rd victory of the season as she dropped Aleska Costa at the No. 6 position, 6-2 and 6-0. With the score 4-2 in the first set, Coll broke Costa’s serve to make it 5-2 then rattled off eight straight games to win the match convincingly in straight sets. With the win Coll improved to 13-3 in dual match play including 12-2 at No. 6 singles.

Stacey Housley ousted Estelle Guillaumond 6-3 and 6-0, at No. 5 singles to collect the third match point for Boise State and earn her team-leading 26th singles win. Housley improved to 14-3 in dual match play for a winning-percentage of 82-percent.

Polina Kokoulina provided the clinching match point for Boise State as she defeated Nicole Fintell 6-0 and 7-5, to earn her 10th victory at No. 2 singles and 17th on the season. En route to dominating the first set, Kokoulina broke Fintell’s serve three times for the win, but in the second set Kokoulina found herself down 3-4 before battling back to take four of the next five games and eventually the match 7-5.

Jana Mackova provided the Broncos with an insurance point defeated Paulina Zuniga 7-5 and 6-2. This was just the second match of the season for Mackova at the No. 4 position and to date she is 2-0. The victory earned Mackova her 14th singles victory in dual match play, one off the pace set by sophomore Klaudia Wlodarczyk for the team-lead.

The only Boise State loss came at the No. 3 position, where Tatiana Ganzha was playing in just her second dual match singles event of the season. Ganzha jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first set by breaking Anna Fagegaltier’s first serve and eventually won the match 6-1. In the second set, Fagegaltier took five of the final six game to win the set 6-3. In the third set, the two players found themselves knotted up at 4-4 before Fagegaltier broke Ganzha’s serve and took the set and the match 7-5.

The doubles matches where scheduled but not played due to time constraints.

With the win Boise State takes a 3-2 lead in the all-time series versus New Mexico State. There is a chance the Broncos could face the Aggies again in two weeks at the Western Athletic Conference Championship at Boise, Idaho, Apr. 26-28.

The No. 40 Boise State women’s tennis team will conclude the Boise State Spring Classic, Sunday, Apr. 15, when the team takes on Portland beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Broncos currently hold a 10-match winning-streak over the Pilots dating back to 1987.

Tennis Results

Boise State 5, New Mexico State 1

Appleton Tennis Center

Boise, Idaho

Apr. 14, 2007

 

Singles

1. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Zeljka Juricek (NMSU), 6-1, 6-0

2. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Nicole Fintell (NMSU), 6-0, 7-5

3. Anna Fagegaltier (NMSU) def. Tatiana Ganzha (BSU), 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

4. Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Paulina Zuniga (NMSU), 7-5, 6-2

5. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. Estelle Guillaumond (NMSU), 6-3, 6-0

6. Tiffany Coll (BSU) def. Aleska Costa (NMSU), 6-2, 6-0

 

Doubles

1. Baum/Mackova and Fagegaltier/Costa, DNP

2. Ganzha/Kokoulina and Fintell/Guillaumond, DNP

3. Coll/Wlodarczyk and Juricek/Zuniga, DNP

 

Match Notes:

Boise State Record: 15-3

New Mexico State Record: 10-13

 

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