Thongdach Earns Second Career WAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week Honor

DENVER, Colo. Boise State’s Pichittra Thongdach has been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Apr. 7-13. This is the second career Player of the Week honor for Thongdach, earning the award once already this season.

Thongdach, a sophomore from Petchaburi, Thailand, (Thailand) tallied two victories over ranked opponents, helping the Broncos top WAC foe No. 65 Nevada (4-3). In singles play, Thongdach upset No. 59 Maria Mizyuk of Nevada (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) at the No. 1 position. In doubles action, Thongdach paired with teammate Polina Kokoulina to take down No. 38 Caroline Bailly and Mizyuk of Nevada in a close 9-8 match.

Other women’s tennis nominees included: Anastasia Petukhova of Fresno State was perfect in both singles and doubles with wins over WAC foe Hawaii (7-0), No. 43 Saint Mary’s (6-1) and Loyola Marymount (6-1), tallying singles victories over No. 82 Sophie Kobuch of Hawaii (6-4, 6-0), Saint Mary’s Alex Poorta (6-0,. 6-1) and Loyola Marymount’s Tamara Tanner (6-0, 6-1) ... Adriana Makowska of Louisiana Tech led the Lady Techsters to a 5-2 win over Grambling State, earning a win over Faith Williams (6-2, 6-2) to tally her fifth-straight and seventh singles win in her last eight matches ... Caroline Bailly of Nevada went 2-0 in singles action, topping No. 27 Denver’s Annette Aksdal, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-4), and No. 41 Boise State’s Polina Kokoulina, (7-5, 6-3), and also paired with teammate Maria Mizyuk to take down No. 35 Mallory Voekler and Julia Beauregger of Denver, 8-5 ... Stepahnie Eusebe of New Mexico State won all four of her singles matches at the No. 3 position, defeating Megan Pritchard of UTEP (6-2, 6-3), UC Irvine’s Clare Fernin (6-4, 4-6, 10-3), Canna Furuta of Cal State Northridge (6-1, 6-1) and Cal State Fullerton’s Jerusha Cruz (6-1, 6-4).

 

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