WAC Championship On The Horizon For Boise State

What’s Happening - The No. 44 Boise State University women’s tennis team (16-3) will host the Western Athletic Conference Championship Apr. 26-28 at the Appleton Tennis Center and the Boise Racquet and Swim Club. The tournament features all nine WAC teams in a single loss elimination tournament. The Broncos received the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will face Hawaii Thursday, Apr. 26, at noon at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Entree Fee - Admission will be $3 for a student day pass and $6 for an adult day pass. Tickets will also be available for all sessions at $8 for a student pass and $15 for an adult pass.

Parking - Parking for the WAC Championships will be free (limited space) in the Student Union Building Visitors Lot and in any general parking spot in the West Stadium lot.

The Team- The No. 44 ranked Boise State University women’s tennis team has posted a 16-3 record in dual match play this season including 5-0 against WAC opponents. The team is coming off three victories at the Boise Spring Classic Apr. 12-15, in which Boise State defeated Utah State 5-2, New Mexico State 5-1, and Portland 7-0. The team is now 5-3 this season against ranked opponents including a 2-1 record at home. Overall the Broncos are 8-1 while playing at Boise, Idaho, including winning their last six matches. The team has posted a 63-11 record at No. 3 through No. 6 singles.

The Players - Tiffany Coll is the lone senior on a young Boise State squad. She has been an example on the court with her 14 singles victories in dual match play and 24 wins overall while providing leadership and guidance to the younger members on the team. She has also posted a 12-2 record at No. 6 singles. Coll has also teamed with Bianca Jochimsen for an outstanding 12-1 doubles record in dual play this season. Coll was rewarded for her outstanding efforts at the Boise State Spring Classic by being named WAC Player of the Week for Apr. 9-15 after she went 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles. Coll has proven to be a consistent force for the Broncos throughout the year while providing the team stability in the lower half of the order.

Jana Mackova has been excellent for Boise State while playing mainly No. 3. She has posted 15 victories in dual match play, with 13 coming at the No. 3 position and a 25-7 record overall. Mackova was also named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for Mar. 5, when she recorded two singles victories and two doubles victories in Boise State’s wins over Idaho and Pacific.

Laura Baum has been the doubles specialist for the Broncos, teaming with Mackova to post an 23-5 record and a 12-4 record while playing No. 1 doubles. The pair also combined to win the doubles title at the Duck Invitational. Baum has also been flawless in singles matches posting a 4-0 record during dual match play collecting victories at No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

Playing atop the order, Polina Kokoulina has posted an 11-2 record at No. 2 singles and a 2-3 record at No. 1. She has a five match winning-streak entering the WAC tournament.

Tatiana Ganzha’s return to the Boise State lineup should provide the squad with greater depth and versatility. The 2006 All-WAC performer posted a 9-4 record in singles during fall play demonstrating her ability be an impact player for the Broncos. She has posted a 1-1 record in singles during dual match play with both victories coming at No. 3. 

Klaudia Wlodarczyk has opened her Boise State career with a 16-2 record in singles. She began her career with five straight wins and currently rides a nine match winning-streak into the WAC Championship.

Bianca Jochimsen has posted 12 doubles victories in dual match play with partner Coll to tie for the team lead. Jochimsen has also played No. 1 (3-11) and No. 2 (2-3) singles throughout the season as she shows off glimpses of her immense potential.

Stacey Housley leads the Broncos with 27 singles victories on the season including a 12-3 record in dual match play. Housley had her team-leading 15 match winning streak snapped against Wichita State, Feb. 11.

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