Klamczynska Leads Broncos on Senior Day
Boise State falls 5-2 in season finale.
BOISE, Idaho - Sonia Klamczynska closed out her senior season with an impressive sweep at No. 1 singles to lead Boise State against the U.S. Air Force Academy Saturday afternoon in the 2012 finale at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center in Boise. Klamczynska recorded one of two Bronco victories on the day with Sandy Vo rallying from one down to get the win on court three as Boise State fell 5-2 in a Mountain West women's tennis match.
Doubles opened with Boise State's Marlena and Manuela Pietzuch quickly dispatching Air Force's Melissa Cecil and Tahlia Smoke 8-1 at No. 1 doubles. The Falcons tied it up when Tiffany Tran and Christine Molina downed Kaitlyn Brown and Klamczynska on court three. That left the No. 2 doubles to decided the team point. The match went to a tie break between Boise State's Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil versus Air Force's Hannah Dake and Natasha Rizvi. Unfortunately, the Falcons came away with the exciting 9-8 (5) win for the team point.
Air Force extended its lead to 2-0 when Natasha Rizvi defeated Boise State's Kaitlyn Brown 6-0, 6-0. The Broncos cut the deficit to one when Klamczynska recorded her straight set 6-0, 6-0 victory over the Falcons' Melissa Cecil on court one.
Shortly after, Air Force's Hannah Dake downed Manuela Pietzuch in two sets, 6-3, 6-4, to give her team back the two point edge at 3-1. The Broncos' Sandy Vo rallied Boise State again when she came back from one set down to win at the third singles position 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 over Tahlia Smoke.
The Falcons then clinched the match moments later with a three-set 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 win on court two by Christine Molina over Marlena Pietzuch making the team score 4-2. The match scoring finished with an Air Force win at No. 4 singles 6-4, 6-4 by Tiffany Tran over Boise State's Morgan Basil for the final score of 5-2 Falcons.
This match concluded the Broncos first campaign through the Mountain West as they finish the season 8-12 overall and 2-5 in conference.
Final Match Summary
Air Force (16-6, 2-3 MW) at Boise State (8-12, 2-5 MW)
04/14/2012 at Boise, Idaho
(Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center)
Air Force def. Boise State 5-2
1. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Melissa Cecil (AF) 6-0, 6-0
2. Christine Molina (AF) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Tahlia Smoke (AF) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
4. Tiffany Tran (AF) def. Morgan Basil (BSU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Hannah Dake (AF) def. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) 6-3, 6-4
6. Natasha Rizvi (AF) def. Kaitlyn Brown (BSU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Manuela Pietzuch/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Melissa Cecil/Tahlia Smoke (AF) 8-1
2. Hannah Dake/Natasha Rizvi (AF) def. Sandy Vo/Morgan Basil (BSU) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Tiffany Tran/Christine Molina (AF) def. (BSU) 8-3
Air Force 15-6, 1-3 MW
Boise State 8-11, 2-4 MW
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,1,5,3,2,4)
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