Boise State's Thongdack advances to semifinals of Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational before falling...

MIDLANDS, Texas (10/13/07) - Boise State sophomore Pichittra Thongdack advanced to the semifinals of the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midlands, Texas before falling to TCU’s Nina Soegaard in three sets 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Thongdack finished the competition with a 3-1 mark, meanwhile Polina Kokoulina went 2-2 and Jana Mackova went 1-2. The tournament is over for the Broncos as they went a combined 6-5 in singles and 1-1 in doubles.

Thongdack advanced to the semifinals with two three set matches to open the tournament. She defeated North Texas’ Narine Kazarova 6-0, 6-7, 11-9 in the first round, then won 1-6, 6-3, 11-9 over UCLA’s Stephanie Wetmore in the round of 16. Thongdack’s quarterfinal match went in straight sets handing Pepperdine’s Anete Bandere a 7-5, 6-3 loss. That set up the semifinal match with Soegaard who is ranked 78th nationally.

Kokoulina opened the tournament with a two set defeat to Miami’s (FL) Romy Farah 7-6, 6-2. She then rebounded in the consolation bracket for a hard two set victory over North Texas’ Catalina Cruz 7-5, 7-6. On Saturday Kokoulina defeated Texas-Arlington’s Clara Jagasova in three sets 6-4, 1-6, 10-6. She later lost her next match to Monika Hadvigerova, also from Texas-Arlington, 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.

Jana Mackova struggled on Friday dropping a pair of matches to Miami’s Caren Seenauth 7-6, 6-2, then to LSU’s Tiffany Tucker 6-3, 6-2. On Saturday she defeated LSU’s Kyloa Adamek in the back draw 7-5, 6-3.

Thongdack and Kokoulina teamed up for the tournament’s doubles competition winning their first match Friday 8-4 over Miami’s Eichkorn and Wasilewski. Then the duo fell in the round of 16 on Saturday to UCLA’s 20th ranked pair of Elizabeth Lumpkin and Stephanie Wetmore 8-4.


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  Tennis Tournament Results Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational 10/12/07 at Midlands, Texas   Singles competition Day One Results - Oct. 12 Romy Farah (Miami (FL)) def. Polina Kokoulina (Boise State) 7-6, 6-2 Polina Kokoulina (Boise State) def. Catalina Cruz (North Texas) 7-5, 7-6 Caren Seenauth (Miami (FL)) def. Jana Mackova (Boise State) 7-6, 6-2 Tiffany Tucker (Louisiana State) def. Jana Mackova (Boise State) 6-3, 6-2 Pichittra Thongdack (Boise State) def. Narine Kazarova (North Texas) 6-0, 6-7, 11-9 Pichittra Thongdack (Boise State) def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) 1-6, 6-3, 11-9   Day Two Results - Oct. 13 QF Pichittra Thongdack (Boise State) def. Anete Bandere (Pepperdine) 7-5, 6-3 SF Nina Munch Soegaard (TCU) def. Pichittra Thongdack (Boise State) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 Polina Kokoulina (Boise State) def. Clara Jagasova (Texas-Arlington) 6-4, 1-6, 10-6 Monika Hadvigerova (Texas-Arlington) def. Polina Kokoulina (Boise State) 6-3, 2-6, 10-7 Jana Mackova (Boise State) def. Kyloa Adamek (Louisiana State) 7-5, 6-3   Doubles competition Day One Results - Oct. 12 Pichittra Thongdack/Polina Kokoulina (Boise State) def. Bianca Eichkorn/Claudia Wasilewski (Miami (FL)) 8-4   Day Two Results - Oct. 13 #20 Elizabeth Lumpkin/Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Pichittra Thongdack/Polina Kokoulina (Boise State) 8-4   Tournament notes Tournament was sponsored by the Racquet Club of Midlands, Texas

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