Roghaar Adds Suzie Matzenauer to Women's Tennis Staff

Aug. 7, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - Today Beck Roghaar, Boise State head women's tennis coach, announced the addition of Suzie Matzenauer to his staff as an assistant coach.  Matzenauer replaces Catrina Thompson on the coaching staff who took a similar position at her alma mater Notre Dame University.
 
"I'm beyond pleased to be adding Suzie to our staff. Her accomplishments both as a player as well as a coach are impressive to say the least," said Roghaar. "She has played, and knows the game at the highest levels, and she will bring so much to the table for our players and program. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude are contagious, and she is one of the best competitors out there. We are very fortunate to have her as part of the Bronco tennis family helping to guide and mentor our outstanding young ladies."

She comes to Boise State from the Stafford Hills Club in Tualatin, Ore., where she served as a tennis professional for the last year. Prior to that she was an assistant coach for two years at her alma mater Cal Poly. On the competitive side recently, Matzenauer was named the 2010 and 2012 Pacific Northwest Women's Open Player of the Year and recently won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at the prestigious 122nd Annual $20,000 Pacific Northwest Open Tennis Championships.

The native of Tacoma, Wash., began her coaching career following an outstanding collegiate career at Cal Poly and Northwestern. She is one of the most-successful performers in the history of the Cal Poly women's tennis program earning All-Big West Conference first team singles and doubles praise in 2009 and 2010 after transferring from Northwestern. Matzenauer finished her Cal Poly duals career with a 39-16 singles mark and a 31-10 doubles record.

Matzenauer produced an 18-3 doubles mark in dual matches and a 14-6 singles record during her 2009 junior campaign. A year later, Matzenauer registered a team-best 14-6 singles mark and teamed with Brittany Blalock to produce a 17-4 record in doubles play that included a victory over eventual NCAA champions Hilary Barte and Lindsay Burdette of Stanford. The pair completed their careers by becoming just the second Cal Poly doubles team to earn an invitation to the NCAA Individual Championships.

At Northwestern (2006-08), Matzenauer compiled a combined 40-6 singles record in dual matches playing primarily at the No. 6 position. She also posted a 20-4 doubles mark for a Northwestern program that reached the third round of NCAA Championships during her 2007 freshman season and the quarterfinal round in 2008. In two seasons with the Wildcats, Matzenauer helped Northwestern to a 52-7 dual record.

A four-year letterwinner at Tacoma's Bellarmine Prep, Matzenauer helped the program capture four-successive Washington state championships. A Washington doubles champion as a senior in 2006, Matzenauer's junior year yielded a runner-up finish in state singles play.

Matzenauer received her bachelor's degree in communications from Cal Poly in 2010. At Boise State she will be active in the day-to-day operations of the program, as well as assist with coaching, travel, camps and player mentoring.


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