Women's Tennis Rounds Out Regular Season at New Mexico State

The No. 36-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team will hit the road for their final regular season matches of the 2009 season. The Broncos will travel to Las Cruces, N.M. where they will play two Western Athletic Conference opponents on Saturday, April 18. The Broncos will kick off their day with a  9 a.m. match against No. 15-ranked Fresno State followed by a 1:30 p.m. match against host team New Mexico State.



Friday, April 17

9 a.m. Fresno State vs. Hawaii

1 p.m. Fresno State vs. Idaho

6 p.m. Idaho vs. Hawaii


Saturday, April 18

9 a.m. Fresno State vs. Boise State

9 a.m. Idaho vs. New Mexico State

1:30 p.m. Boise State vs. New Mexico State

Sunday, April 19

10 a.m. Hawaii vs. New Mexico State



The Broncos have had one week off from competition, but most recently hosted Louisiana Tech, Hawaii and Idaho at the Appleton Tennis Complex, April 3-5, winning all three matches 7-0.


The Broncos hold an impressive 20-2 record on the season and hold a perfect  6-0 record against WAC teams. A strong home team, the Broncos hold a 9-0 home record while also holding an 8-2 away record.


The Broncos hold only one Campbell’s/ITA National rank this week in the individual rankings, with junior Pichittra Thongdach sliding nine spots to the No. 81-ranked singles player in the country. Both formerly ranked doubles teams of Thongdach/Lauren Megale and Thongdach/Vivien Silfany fell just off the charts this week.



Fresno State will be a force to recon with over the weekend, holding the No. 15 spot in the national team rankings as well as a 16-5 record. The Bulldogs also hold a 5-0 WAC record on the season.  In their most recent matches, FSU earned three straight 7-0 wins over Utah State, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State on April 11.


In the rankings,  Melanie Gloria leads the way for the Bulldogs, sitting at No. 17 in the singles standings. Anastasia Petukhova holds the No. 29 spot while Renata Kucerkova sits at No. 69 in the country in singles play. Petukhova nd Kucerkova join together as the No. 1-ranked doubles team in the country while Trinesta Rowe and Gloria form the No. 15-ranked doubles team.  



New Mexico State holds no Campbell’s/ITA national rankings entering into the weekend of play. They sit at 9-10 overall on the season and are 3-2 in WAC play so far this season. In their most recent matches, the Aggies went 2-1 over the April 10-11 weekend. They earned a 6-1 win over Utah State on April 10, followed by a 7-0 win over Louisiana Tech on April 11. They finished their April 11 day with a 7-0 loss to then No. 14-ranked Fresno State.


» «