The Boise State women's tennis team scored its second shutout of the young season, blanking Weber State 7-0 today in Ogden. Coach Mark Tichenour's Lady Broncos, which also shut out Portland last month, move their season record to 3-1.
Senior Hadley MacFarlane improved her undefeated spring record to 4-0, putting away Elana Smit in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 1 position.
Freshman Tatiana Ganzha and sophomore Jen Wencel also remain undefeated. Ganzha improved to 3-0, defeating Karla Pretorius, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, at the third position, while Wencel improved to 2-0 after a straight set victory over Ashley Schapper at the sixth position (6-3, 6-3).
Senior Megan Biorkman (3-1) defeated Alexandra Ilie, 6-2, 6-3 at #2 singles for the Broncos. At the No. 4 position, senior Alanah Carroll (3-1) took the first set from Gabriella Venditto, 6-2, and was up 2-0 in the second set before Venditto retired from the match. Rounding out the singles matches was junior Tiffany Coll (2-1), who knocked off Inalise Pienaar, 6-2, 6-2.
The Broncos won all three doubles matches, clinching the doubles point. MacFarlane and Biorkman (3-1) won their No. 1 doubles match 8-2 over Smit and Pienaar, improving their season record to 12-4. Ganzha and Carroll also won their match 8-2, defeating Ilie and Venditto at the second position, staying undefeated this spring (4-0) and improving to 8-3 this season. Playing together for the first time this season, Wencel and Coll defeated Pretorius and Kate Ennenga, 8-5.
Boise State was slated to play Brigham Young tomorrow, but the match was canceled because the Cougars are playing in the National Indoor Championships. The Broncos return home to host the Boise State University Spring Invitational, next Friday through Sunday.
Here are the complete results from today's action:
Boise State def. Weber State – 7-0
Feb. 3, 2006
Ogden Athletic Club
No. 1: Hadley MacFarlane (BSU) def. Elana Smit (WSU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2: Megan Biorkman (BSU) def. Alexandra Ilie (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3: Tatiana Ganzha (BSU) def. Karla Pretorius (WSU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
No. 4: Alanah Carroll (BSU) def. Gabriella Venditto (WSU) 6-2, 2-0 ret.
No. 5: Tiffany Coll (BSU) def. Inalise Pienaar (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6: Jen Wencel (BSU) def. Ashley Schapper (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 1: MacFarlane/Biorkman (BSU) def. Smit/Pienaar (WSU) 8-2
No. 2: Carroll/Ganzha (BSU) def. Ilie/Venditto (WSU) 8-2
No. 3: Wencel/Coll (BSU) def. Pretorius/Ennenga (WSU) 8-5