Boise State Tennis Salutes Tiffany Coll

Boise State senior Tiffany Coll will play the final regular season home match of her career Saturday morning at 8:30. Coll has displayed excellent tennis throughout her career and will lead the Broncos against New Mexico State at the Appleton Center.

The Boise State women's tennis team has been chasing the men's team.  Before you get the wrong idea, let me explain.  Since Coach Greg Patton returned to Boise State, the men's team has consistently been ranked in the top 20 in the nation.  The Bronco women were ranked in the 60's when Coach Mark Tichenor took over.  But that gap is narrowing.

 Boise State has used a 14-3 record to steadily climb in the rankings and are getting closer to their male counterparts.  The Bronco men are currently #21, while the women are all the way up to #40.  The Boise State women's team has never been ranked higher than #39.

The Bronco team is hosting the annual Spring Classic this week.  The round robin event features New Mexico State, Portland and Utah State.  Boise State meets New Mexico State Saturday morning at 8:30 at the Appleton Center.  Admission is free and free parking is available at the SUB during matches.


Senior Tiffany Cole is playing in her final regular season match for Boise State.  Tiffany has a brilliant 75-24 career record in singles and 72-21 in doubles.  Coll has won 22 singles matches this season and is 12-1 with Bianca Jochimsen in doubles.  "Tiffany is one of the hardest working players to ever play on a Boise State women's tennis team," said Head Coach Mark Tichenor. "She has been a warrior from the minute she stepped on campus her freshman year. She has been a winner throughout her career and a key factor in the resurgence of the Boise State women's tennis program. I would put her work ethic up against anyone."

Yesterday, the Broncos downed WAC rival Utah State 5-2.  Boise State won the doubles point and captured singles matches from No. 3 to No. 6.  Laura Baum and Jana Mackova won their 22nd doubles match in defeated Erin and Lauren Monson 8-4.  Jochimsen and Coll won at No. 3 doubles 8-1, improving their record to 19-3.  Klaudia Wlodarczyk and Polina Kokoulina followed with an 8-6 win to get a doubles sweep for the Lady Broncos.  

Stacy Housley won nine consecutive games to defeat Lauren Monson 6-1, 6-0 for her 26th singles victory of the year.  Senior Tiffany Coll won her 22nd of the year with a 6-3, 6-0 victory.  Tatiana Ganzha, playing in her first singles match since a season-long injury kept her out of action, finally returned for Boise State.  Ganzha provided a spark for the Broncos, dominating Harris 6-1, 6-2 to clinch the match.

Wlodarczyk won for the 15th time in dual matches with a 6-1, 6-2 victory.  Jochimsen and Mackova both lost on super tiebreakers to prevent a sweep for the Broncos.



Match Results

Boise State 5, Utah State 2


Singles (5, 6, 3, 4, 1, 2)

1. Courtney Anderson (USU) defeated Bianca Jochimsen (Boise State), 7-6, 2-6, 10-6

2. Erin Monson (USU) defeated Jana Mackova (Boise State), 6-7, 7-6, 10-7

3  Tatiana Ganzha (Boise State) defeated Brianna Harris (USU), 6-1, 6-2

4. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (Boise state) defeated Dee-Dee Nelson (USU), 6-1, 6-2

5. Stacey Housley (Boise State) defeated Lauren Monson (USU), 6-1, 6-0

6. Tiffany Coll (Boise State) defeated Bridgette Strickland (USU), 6-3, 6-0


Doubles (3, 2, 1)

1.  Baum/Mackova (Boise State) defeated Erin Monson/Lauren Monson (USU), 8-4

2.  Kokoulina/Wlodarczyk (Boise State) defeated Brianna Harris/Courtney Anderson (USU), 8-6

3. Coll/Jochimsen (Boise State) defeated Bridgette Strickland/Dee-Dee Nelson (USU), 8-1


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