Boise State Strong on Day Two of Regional Championships

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's tennis team continued its strong play on day two of the 2010 ITA Mountain Region Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday (Oct. 14), as the Broncos advanced four singles players and two doubles teams to the round of 16.

Boise State opened the morning in doubles competition, where two Bronco pairs would earn wins in the round of 64. Morgan Basil and Elyse Edwards started the day by beating Jill Kappel and Jennifer Whateley (Northern Colorado), 8-2. They were followed by Marlena Pietzuch and Stephanie Jasper who beat Ginet Pinero and Natalia Salum (New Mexico State), 8-3.

In the second round of doubles action Boise State would continue its strong performance, as two of three Bronco teams would earn wins to advance to the round of 16. Following a first round bye, Lauren Megale and Sonia Klamczynska beat Ashley Tanner and Lauren Keller (Utah) 8-2 to move on in the main draw. They were joined by Pietzuch and Jasper, who beat Elle Carney and Aubrey Paul (BYU) 8-1.

The only Boise State doubles loss on the day came as Basil and Edwards dropped their second round match to Sophia Bergner and Elena Najera (Denver) 8-5.

Thursday afternoon, singles competition resumed with the third round of tournament action being played. After a 7-1 record on Wednesday, the Broncos continued to roll in singles action playing to a 4-1 record in main draw competition. Klamczynska earned the first spot in the round of 16 for Boise State as she beat Caroline Schnell (Denver), 6-3, 6-3.

Klamczynska was joined by Megale, Pietzuch and Edwards, who each earned wins in the round of 32 to advance in main draw play. Megale beat Anna Maskaljun (UNLV) 6-2, 6-3, while Pietzuch took down Alexandra Kovacs (Wyoming) 6-2, 7-5, and Edwards knocked off Hailey Swensen (Utah State) 7-5, 6-1.

Boise State's only main draw singles loss of the day came as Basil fell to Veronica Popovici (Wyoming), 6-2, 6-3.

The ITA Mountain Region Championships will continue on Friday (Oct. 15) with the tournament running through Sunday (Oct. 17) afternoon.  

Thursday Results


R32 - Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Caroline Schnell (Denver) 6-3, 6-3

R32 - Veronica Popovici (Wyoming) def. Morgan Basil (BSU) 6-2, 6-3

R32 - Lauren Megale (BSU) def. Anna Maskaljun (UNLV) 6-2, 6-3

R32 - Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Alexandra Kovacs (Wyoming) 6-2, 7-5

R32 - Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Hailey Swensen (Utah State) 7-5, 6-1


R64 - Morgan Basil/Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. Jill Kappel/Jennifer Whateley (Northern Colorado) 8-2

R64 - Lauren Megale/Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) BYE

R64 - Marlena Pietzuch/Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Ginet Pinero/Natalia Salum (New Mexico State) 8-3

R32 - Sophia Bergner/Elena Najera (Denver) def. Basil/Edwards (BSU) 8-5

R32 - Megale/Klamczynska (BSU) def. Ashley Tanner/Lauren Keller (Utah) 8-2

R32 - Pietzuch/Jasper (BSU) def. Elle Carney/Aubrey Paul (BYU) 8-1

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