Broncos Sweep Wahine, Roghaar Hits 15 Wins

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 72-ranked Boise State women's tennis team took to the courts for their final regular season match on Sunday (April 24), topping Western Athletic Conference opponent Hawai'i, 7-0, at Boise State's Appleton Tennis Center. The Broncos improve to 15-7 on the season, including a 5-1 record in WAC play.

First-year head coach Beck Roghaar made history on Sunday as well, tying the Boise State record for most wins in a season by a first-year head coach. He is now tied with Jim Moortgat (15-11; 1995-96) and Mike Eddles (15-9; 1992-93) for the most wins and has a chance to break the record next week at the WAC Championships.

Boise State honored two seniors on Sunday with Lauren Megale and Stephanie Jasper playing in their final regular season match at home.

The pair of seniors helped the Broncos secure their first team point of the day, helping the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles teams to victories. Megale teamed with Marlena Pietzuch to defeat Hawaii's Barbara Pinterova and Katarina Poljakova, 8-2 in the No. 1 doubles match. Jasper joined Sandy Vo in topping UH's Alyssa Nafarrete and Aglae Van den Bergh, 8-3, in the No. 3 doubles match.

Elsye Edwards and Sonia Klamczynska helped make a Bronco sweep of the doubles matches, winning at the No. 2 spot, 8-6, over Xenia Suworowa and Natasha Zorec.

In singles play Pietzuch made quick work of Nafarrete in the No. 5 match, earning the Broncos' second team point after a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Edwards followed suit, picking up a quick 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 4 spot over Zorec to put the Broncos up 3-0.

In the No. 6 singles match Vo topped Van den Bergh, 6-3, 6-4, while Jasper earned a solid win at the No. 3 spot to defeat Suworowa, 6-2, 6-4 and put the Broncos ahead 5-0.

Megale fought through a tougher second set to defeat Poljakova, 6-4, 7-5, holding on to a clean two-set win at the No. 1 spot.

Klamczynska earned the final Bronco point after battling through a three-set match, winning 3-6, 7-5, 10-6 over the Wahine's Pinterova in the No. 2 singles match.

The Broncos complete their regular season with a 15-7 record and head into the WAC tournament with a 5-1 record against conference opponents.

Boise State plays host to the WAC championships, April 28-30, at the Appleton Tennis Center on the Boise State campus.

 

Match Results
April 24, 2011
#72 Boise State def. Hawaii, 7-0
Boise State's Record: 15-7

Doubles
1. Lauren Megale/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Barbara Pinterova/Katarina Poljakova (UH), 8-2

2. Elyse Edwards/Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Xenia Suworowa/Natasha Zorec (UH), 8-6

3. Stephanie Jasper/Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Alyssa Nafarrete/Aglae Van den Bergh (UH), 8-3

Singles
1. Megale (BSU) def. Poljakova (UH), 6-4, 7-5

2. Klamczynska (BSU) def. Pinterova (UH), 3-6, 7-5, 10-6

3. Jasper (BSU) def. Suworowa (UH), 6-2, 6-4

4. Edwards (BSU) def. Zorec (UH), 6-3, 6-2

5. Pietzuch (BSU) def. Nafarrete (UH), 6-1, 6-0

6. Vo (BSU) def. Van den Bergh (UH), 6-3, 6-4


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