Spring Schedule Full of Home Matches
Dec. 23, 2016

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s tennis will play 10 of its first 11 spring matches at home. The spring season opens Jan. 27, against Eastern Washington at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center.

“We couldn't be more excited about the schedule this year,” said head coach Beck Roghaar. “Year in and year out, we are always a tough team to beat at home. Having support like we do from our community makes it a really special and unique experience. There are very few programs out there that can say they can match the numbers and energy Bronco Nation brings to us.”

Boise State will host a number of perennial heavyweights in 2017, including two Pac-12 opponents. The Broncos welcome Colorado (Jan. 29) and Oregon (March 5).

The Broncos play at home the first three weekends of the season, playing Friday and Sunday each week. Boise State will hit the road for the first time Feb. 18, to play at BYU, followed by two more full weekends of home action.

“The schedule this year is going to be incredible,” said Roghaar. “We have such great opportunities throughout the season to really set ourselves up well for our ultimate goals. Hosting Denver, Oregon, Colorado, and Portland, all teams that were ranked from 25-50 last year, is huge for our program and we have been working hard to look to take advantage of that this year.”

In Mountain West play, Boise State will play four of its six matches on the road. The Broncos play host to Colorado State (March 31) and Wyoming (April 2). Those matches will be held outdoors at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting.

“Our Mountain West matches are going to be great,” Roghaar said. “We get a shot at last year's tournament champs UNLV in our lone cross divisional match up and as always, our divisional matches are going to be intense and awesome. The league has become incredibly deep with at least nine of the eleven teams popping into the national rankings over the past two to three years.”

Boise State will close the regular season at home against College of Idaho (April 23).

This season’s Mountain West Championship will be held in Las Vegas. The tournament runs April 27-30, at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Broncos finished last season strong, winning 8 of its last 10 regular-season matches to earn the fifth seed and a bye to the quarterfinals at the Mountain West Championship. Boise State ranked No. 7 in the year-end ITA Mountain Region team rankings. Sophomore Hanna Kantenwein was named All-MW in singles last season as a freshman and finished the year ranked No. 10 in the regional singles rankings.

Kantenwein is one of five returners from last season. Milena Toseva is the lone senior, while juniors Nancy Menjivar and Arianna Paules Aldrey join Toseva as the team’s upperclassmen. Kantenwein and Kirsty Venter are back for their sophomore seasons.

The quintet welcomes in a strong freshman class. Two five-star recruits, Lilian Poling and Anja Dokic, and two four-star prospects, Jovana Kuljanin and Wiktoria Nosek, will compete for a spot in the Bronco lineup. Poling joined the team in the fall, while the other three freshmen will arrive in January.

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