BOISE – The Boise State women’s tennis team lost to Washington State, 5-2, on Wednesday at the Boas Tennis Center.
The Broncos started out hot, winning the doubles point. Sonia Klamczynska and Marlena Pietzuch defeated Liudmila Vailieva and Andjela Kankaras, 8-6, at the No. 1 spot, while Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil fought off Elisabeth Fournier and Elizaveta Luzina in the No. 2 doubles match, winning 9-8 (3).
But in singles play, the Cougars evened out the team score quickly. After picking up a quick 6-0, 6-0 win by Kankaras over Bronco Manuela Pietzuch in the No. 4 match. Musilovich followed shortly after with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Brown in the No. 6 match, putting the Cougars up 2-1 in the team standings.
Fournier followed suit defeating Klamczynska, 6-0, 7-5 in the No. 2 match, while #42 Vasilieva earned a 6-2, 6-4 win over Marlena Pietzuch at the No. 1 spot to seal the team win with a 4-1 lead over Boise State.
Basil was next to earn a win, picking up the No. 5 singles win over Luzina, 7-5, 6-3, to give the Broncos their final point. Ksenia Googe earned a tough 7-6 (6), 6-3 win over Boise State’s Vo in the No. 3 match to firm up the 5-2 Cougar win.
The Broncos look ahead to a weekend in California where they will take on No. 28 St. Mary’s on Saturday in Moraga, California at 11:00 a.m. (MT). They follow up with a match against San Francisco at Golden Gate Park on Sunday in a 10:00 a.m. (MT).
1. Sonia Klamczynska/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Liudmila Vasilieva/Andjela Kankaras (WSU), 8-6
2. Sandy Vo/Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Elisabeth Fournier/Elizaveta Luzina (WSU), 9-8(3)
3. Charlotte Koning/Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Kaitlyn Brown/Fiona Mok (BSU), 8-0
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
1. #43 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU), 6-2, 6-4
2. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU), 6-0, 7-5
3. Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Sandy Vo (BSU), 7-6 (6), 6-3
4. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU), 6-0, 6-0
5. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU), 7-5, 6-3
6. Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Kaitlyn Brown (BSU), 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 4, 6, 2, 1, 5, 3
Final Team Score: Washington State 5, Boise State 2
Boise State Season Record: 6-7
Washington State Season Record: 10-3