Broncos Conclude Day-One of Jack Taylor Open

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team enjoyed a strong showing on day-one of the Jack Taylor Open, Friday (Oct. 1), as the Broncos played to a 6-2 record in singles competition to kick-off the three day tournament at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Senior Stephanie Jasper and sophomore Marlena Pietzuch helped pave the way for Boise State, each recording a pair of singles wins on Friday. Jasper opened up her weekend with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Lea Jansen of Washington State. She followed that up by beating Olga Musilovich (WSU), 6-1, 6-1, during the afternoon session.

Pietzuch fought back from a 0-5 deficit in her opening round match to knock-off Heather Davidson of Montana, 7-5, 6-0. She would use that momentum to roll through her second match of the day, beating Jessica Gomez (WSU), 6-0, 6-1.

Senior Lauren Megale and freshman Morgan Basil also each recorded a win in singles on Friday. Megale won her lone match of the day in a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Ksenia Googe (WSU). Basil, meanwhile, dropped her first singles match of the day but managed to rebound with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Marina Nicolas (WSU).

Doubles would prove to be successful as well for Boise State, as the women went 2-1 on the day. The Broncos first doubles win came as Jasper and Pietzuch beat Victoria Lozano and Lauren Simpson (UI), 9-8. They were followed by Sonia Klamczynska and Megale who beat Elisabeth Fournier and Liudmila Vasilieva, 8-4.

The Boise State Jack Taylor Open will continue on Saturday with doubles matches starting at 9 a.m. Singles matches will begin at approximately 10:15 a.m. and be played in three sessions throughout the day. The tournament will conclude on Sunday, with doubles matches starting once again at 9 a.m.

RESULTS (10/01/10)

Doubles

Ksenia Googe/Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Lauren Megale/Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) 9-8

Stephanie Jasper/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Victoria Lozano/Lauren Simpson (UI) 9-8

Sonia Klamczynska/Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Elisabeth Fournier/Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 8-4

Singles

Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Lea Jansen (WSU) 6-1, 6-4

Victoria Lozano (UI) def. Morgan Basil (BSU) 6-3, 6-4

Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Heather Davidson (UM) 7-5, 6-0

Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) 6-3, 6-4

Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 6-2, 6-1

Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-0, 6-3

Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) 6-1, 6-1

Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-0, 6-1


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