No. 44-ranked Women's Tennis Set to Face No. 23-ranked Kentucky in NCAA First Round
The No. 44-ranked Boise State women’s tennis team preps for their second-straight bid to the NCAA post-season tournament. The Broncos (20-6) will participate in their fifth NCAA post-season tournament in school history at Vanderbilt University on May 9 and 10 in Nashville, Tenn.

The Broncos will take on No. 2-seeded Kentucky at 10 a.m. (Central Time) on Friday, May 9. Vanderbilt and Indiana State will play their first round match at 1 p.m. (CT) on Friday, while the winners of each first round match will face-off on Saturday, May 10 at 12 noon (CT).

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The Western Athletic Conference runner-up, Boise State, enters the first round regional with a No. 3 seed and the No. 44 ITA ranking. Although the Broncos’ Pichittra Thongdach and Polina Kokoulina have been ranked in doubles play numerous times this season, the duo fell just out of the top-60 after the WAC Championships. The Broncos have no nationally ranked singles or doubles players.

The Vanderbilt Commodores hold the regional No. 1 seed, the No. 11-ranking nationally and an 18-5 record going into the post-season after placing fourth at the Southeastern Conference Championships. The Commodores have four nationally ranked singles players, including: Amanda Taylor (#17), Catherine Newman (#48), Courtney Ulery (#69), and Taka Bertrand (#117). Taylor and Ulrey also join together as the No. 21-ranked doubles team.

The No. 2-seeded Kentucky Wildcats enter the tournament with a 15-9 record on the season while finishing seventh in the tough SEC Championships. The No. 23 nationally ranked Wildcats boast No. 85-ranked Megan Broderick and No. 101-ranked Sarah Woestmann as ranked singles players, while Carolina Escamilla and Christine Johnston share the No. 37 spot in the doubles rankings.

No. 4-seeded Indiana State (#70 ITA) enters the regional bracket as the only conference champion, taking the Missouri Valley Conference title. The Sycamores enter the tournament with a 13-6 record on the season. The Sycamores’ Jennifer Migan holds the team’s only ranking, sitting at No. 123 in the singles rankings.

The Broncos are coming off a strong run in the WAC tournament where they finished as runner-up behind Fresno State. The Broncos quickly upended Utah State, 4-0, in the quarterfinals and Nevada, 4-2, in the semifinals before they fell to the No. 19-ranked Bulldogs, 4-1.

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