Fall Season Continues As Broncos Compete in St. Mary's Invite

MORAGA, Calif. Three members of the Boise State women’s tennis team competed in the Saint Mary’s Invitational this weekend. Sophomore Lauren Megale led the way for the Broncos as she advanced into the quarterfinals in the singles draw and reached the consolation semifinals in doubles.

Megale faced Logan Hansen (Stanford) in the round of 32 and fought back after losing the first set to take the match; 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. In the second round, Megale drew no. 4 seeded Denise Dy (Washington), who she quickly upset with 6-1, 6-3 sweep to advance into the quarterfinals. She would try to keep her streak alive against Ana Chkivishvilli (St. Mary’s), but Chkivishvilli outlasted Megale in a tight three-set match, winning by a score of 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Senior Laura Baum also made the trip to California, and made her mark by winning her first round match over Keri Kummer (San Jose State) with a 6-3, 6-1 sweep. Baum ran into Erin Yong in the second round and could not duplicate the results of her first round match, dropping the match by a score of 6-2, 7-5.

Senior Klaudia Wlodarczyk was the third Bronco to compete in the tournament, competing in singles and double with Megale. Wlodarczyk went 0-2 in singles but advanced into the consolation semifinals in double with Megale. However, Cecilia Gratian and Jenni Heisner defeated the Bronco duo 8-5 to advance into the finals.

The Broncos went a combined 3-6 on the weekend, but will look to rebound next weekend at the ITA Central Region Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. That tournament begins on Wednesday.

» «