Broncos Advance Five at Regional Championships

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team enjoyed a strong start to the 2010 ITA Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., Wednesday (Oct. 13), as the Broncos advanced five of six players to the third round of singles competition to open the week.

Boise State went 7-1 in singles as the first two rounds were played on Wednesday. Morgan Basil, Marlena Pietzuch, Lauren Megale, Elyse Edwards and Sonia Klamczynska all advanced to the round of 32 with perfect records on day one of regional competition.

Basil and Pietzuch each went 2-0 on Wednesday to move on in main draw competition. Basil opened her week with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Aimee Oki (Northern Arizona). She secured her spot in the third round with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 win over Victoria Lozano (Idaho) in the round of 64. Pietzuch, meanwhile, started her run at the regional tournament by beating Elizabeth Tapia (Northern Colorado) 6-3, 6-2. She secured her second win of the day by earning a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Barbara Maciocha (Idaho) Wednesday afternoon.

Megale, Edwards and Klamczynska all punched their tickets into the tournament's third round after opening the week with a first round bye. In the second round, Megale beat Lais Ogata (Nevada) 6-0, 6-4. Edwards knocked off Lauren Simpson (Idaho) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, while Klamczynska beat Paulina Lopez (Montana State) 6-0, 6-1.

The ITA Mountain Region Championships continue on Thursday (Oct. 14) with doubles competition getting underway. There will also be another round of singles played. The region tournament will run through Sunday (Oct. 17). Results for the entire tournament will be available throughout the week at unlvrebels.com.

SECOND ROUND SINGLES (WED., OCT. 13)

Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Paulina Lopez (MSU) 6-0, 6-1

Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Victoria Lozano (ID) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Lais Ogata (UNR) 6-0, 6-4

Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Barbara Maciocha (ID) 6-2, 6-1

Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Lauren Simpson (ID) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

FIRST ROUND SINGLES (WED., OCT. 13)

Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) BYE

Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Aimee Oki (NAU) 6-1, 6-3

Lauren Megale (BSU) BYE

Sasa Nemcova (WYO) def. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) 7-5, 6-2

Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Elizabeth Tapia (UNC) 6-3, 6-2

Elyse Edwards (BSU) BYE


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