Women's Tennis Releases 2011-12 Schedule

BOISE, Idaho-Boise State women's tennis will host one tournament in the fall and play 12 home matches in the spring, head coach Beck Roghaar announced Thursday, with the release of the Broncos' upcoming schedule.

The Broncos open the 2011-12 campaign at the WSU Cougar Classic in Pullman, Wash., Sept. 23-25, before opening their home slate Sept. 30 with the three-day Jack Taylor Classic. Boise State will also send student-athletes to the ITA Regional Championships Oct. 12-16, in Las Vegas and the University of Utah Fall Tournament Nov. 4-6, in Salt Lake City. The Broncos could also be represented at the All-American Championships Oct. 1-9, at Pacific Palisades, Calif.

The spring season kicks off with six-straight matches in Boise. The Broncos host Utah State (Jan. 20), Denver (Jan. 22), Weber State (Feb. 4), Seattle (Feb. 4) and Eastern Washington (Feb. 10), before rounding out the home stand against in-state rival Idaho (Feb. 11).

The first road trip presents one of the Broncos' stiffest challenges. The squad heads to Malibu, Calif., for two matches against teams which finished in the top 25 last season. Boise State takes on host Pepperdine (Feb. 24) and Arizona State (Feb. 25). The Waves were ranked No. 25 at the end of 2011 and the Sun Devils checked in at No. 18.

Boise State, tabbed No. 75 in the final rankings of 2011, will take on nine teams finishing in the top 75 last year. Two of those teams come to Boise during the second long stretch of home matches.

The Broncos host Utah (No. 49 in 2011) and Montana March 3 and 4, respectively. The following weekend BYU and UT Arlington (No. 66) come to town. Boise State will take on its third Pacific-12 Conference foe when Washington State comes to The City of Trees March 14, the last home match for a month.

The next four weekends take the Broncos to Northern California, New Mexico and two different stops in Colorado for eight matches, including five against reigning top-75 teams. The final six matches of the road swing are against Mountain West opponents.

Boise State returns home April 14, to host Air Force for senior day.

The Mountain West Championships will take place April 26-29, in San Diego. The Mountain West has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament for 10-consecutive years.


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