April 20, 2018
NEXT UP FOR WOMEN’S TENNIS
Utah State (13-10) at Boise State (12-7)
Saturday, April 21 | 12 p.m. MT
at Boise, Idaho
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WHAT IS HAPPENING
The Broncos are undefeated in Mountain West play as they embark on their final regular season match vs. Utah State. The Broncos are on a four-game winning streak as they welcome Utah State to Boise. Regardless of the outcome, the Broncos have clinched at least a share of the Mountain West Mountain Division title with the visiting Aggies. The Broncos boast a 4-0 record in conference play, while the Aggies are 3-1. A win for the Broncos would mean they hold the title outright, while a loss means they will share it with the Aggies.
RECENTLY FOR THE BRONCOS
The Broncos hosted New Mexico last week, playing a close back-and-forth match. After winning the doubles point, the Broncos and Lobos traded singles points. With the match tied 2-2, the win by freshman Vanessa Timm at No. 5 singles, battling back from match point to earn the win, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5, put the Broncos up 3-2 and switched the momentum in favor of the Broncos. Fellow freshman Wilhelmina Palmer then battled back herself to clinch the match for the Broncos with a win at No. 1 singles over New Mexico’s Diana Wong, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3. The win was the first for the Broncos over New Mexico since 2014.
NEXT UP ON THE SCHEDULE
The Broncos will then stay at home as they host the 2018 Mountain West Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, April 26-29 at Appleton Tennis Center and Julia Davis Park.
Freshman Wilhelmina Palmer has been a strong addition for the Broncos, impressing with a record of 12-3 in dual matches this season. She is 4-0 in Mountain West play and at the No. 1 spot is 4-1 on the season, from the No. 2 spot she is 6-1.
Sophomore Anja Dokic has also been impressive. She is 11-6 in duals, and 8-3 when playing at the No. 1 spot. She is also 4-0 in Mountain West play.
The Broncos have excelled in doubles all season, and won seven-straight doubles points until the streak was snapped in the last match at Colorado State.
The Broncos have used 14 different doubles combinations this season, and overall are 35-21 in dual match action across all three courts. The No. 2 singles pairing has been the most successful this season, boasting a 13-6 record.
The No. 1 singles combo of Anja Dokic/Wiktoria Nosek is 8-7 this season from that slot, and 7-4 in their last 10 matches. The recent pairing of Nancy Menjivar/Vanessa Timm at No. 3 singles has ben strong, as they are 4-0 on the season. Wilhelmina Palmer/Lilian Poling has been a strong pairing at No. 2 singles, and they are 5-1 on the season. Palmer/Menjivar at No. 2 singles is also 5-2 on the season.
The Broncos will celebrate Nancy Menjivar on Saturday, as she is playing her final regular season match at Appleton Tennis Complex. The El Salvador native boasts a career-record of 51-25 in singles and 35-15 in doubles play over four seasons to-date. She will be joined by undergraduate assistant Naomi de Hart in her Senior Day celebration, as De Hart competed two seasons for the Broncos before being forced to retire due to medical issues.
The Last Meeting
April 22, 2017
Broncos Fall on the Road
Boise State women's tennis suffered a 5-2 loss Saturday, at Utah State. Freshmen Anja Dokic and Lilian Poling each posted wins in singles and combined for Boise State's lone doubles victory. The Broncos (12-8, 2-4 MW) will close the regular season Sunday, at home against College of Idaho (noon MT).