Success Continues to Follow Women Through Fall Season

MIDLAND, Texas - The Broncos took yet another doubles title at the Midland Invitational this weekend, where three players represented Boise State. Junior Pichittra Thongdach and freshman Vivien Silfany went 4-0 in doubles to win the title.


Thongdach and Silfany put together an impressive run on their way to winning the bracket. The pair received a first round bye and faced a team from North Texas in the round of 16, winning 8-4. The path to the championship only got more difficult as they faced the first of three Big-12 that they would face in the tournament. The duo rose up to the occasion as they beat teams from Texas A&M in the quarterfinals, Texas Tech in the semifinals and Nebraska in the finals (all by the same score of 8-4) to earn the crown.


Individually, Silfany and Thongdach also reached the quarterfinals of the tournament. Thongdach had a first round bye to start off the tournament and faced Martina Trierweiler (UTEP) in the round of 32. Thongdach took the match in three sets 6-4, 4-6 (10-6) to advance. In the round of 16, she met Monika Hadvigerova (Texas-Arlington) in another three-set match, winning 6-4, 5-7 (10-7) to advance into the quarterfinals. In a close match with Alex Liles (Pepperdine), Thongdach was defeated by a score of 7-6, 0-6 (11-9).


Silfany matched her teammates success by reaching the quarterfinals in the singles competition. Silfany's route started with Iris Rendon (Tyler JC) in a first round matchup. Silfany quickly took the match 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the next round. In the second round, she faced Christie Liles (Texas A&M) in another two-set victory; 6-3, 7-5. Silfany kept rolling into the third round, where she won another straight set victory with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Stephanie Danesis (Miami, OH). Her run came to an end in the quarterfinals as she lost in two sets to Mary Weaherholt (Nebraska); 6-2, 7-5.


Junior Bianca Jochimsen was the third player for the Broncos in the tournament, going 2-1 in the singles competition. She faced Irina Paraschin (North Texas) in the first round and took the match 6-4, 2-6 (11-9). Jochimsen advanced to face Megan Martzolf (Miami, OH) in another second round victory for the Broncos as Jochimsen won in two sets; 7-5, 6-4. She squared off against Madeline Geibert (Nebraska) in the round of 16, but lost in straight sets; 6-4, 6-4.


Overall, the Broncos had a very impressive 11-3 record in the tournament as they continue to see success in their fall season. The Broncos will travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for the ITA Central Region Championships on Oct. 15-19.

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