#36 Boise State dominated Utah State in the opening round of the women's Western Athletic Conference tennis championships today in Honolulu, rocking the Aggies 4-0.
Pichittra Thongdach and Lauren Megale shut out Hailey Swenson and Bridgette Strickland 8-0 and Vivien Silfany and Klaudia Wlodarczyk put away Monica Abella and Carla Limon of Utah State 8-1 to secure the doubles point for Coach Mark Tichenor's Broncos. Boise State picked up from there in singles play.
The Broncos needed three singles wins to advance to the WAC semifinals and they got them easily. Wlodarczyk needed just 12 games to beat Limon in straight sets, and Silfany duplicated that feat over Abella. When Megale finished off Strickland 6-1, 6-1 Boise State clinched the shutout.
1. #80 Pichittra Thongdach (Boise State) vs. Hailey Swenson (Utah State) 6-4, unfinished
2. Lauren Megale (BOISE STATE) def. Bridgette Strickland (UTAH STATE) 6-1, 6-1
3. Vivien Silfany (BOISE STATE) def. Monica Abella (UTAH STATE) 6-0, 6-0
4. Bianca Jochimsen (BOISE STATE) vs. Taylor Perry (UTAH STATE) 6-0, 4-0, unfinished
5. Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BOISE STATE) def. Carla Limon (UTAH STATE) 6-0, 6-0
6. Laura Baum (BOISE STATE) vs. Britney Watts (UTAH STATE) 6-1, 3-0, unfinished
1. Pichittra Thongdach/Lauren Megale (BOISE STATE) def. Hailey Swenson/Bridgette Strickland (UTAH STATE) 8-0
2. Vivien Silfany/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BOISE STATE) def. Monica Abella/Carla Limon (UTAH STATE) 8-1
3. Rocio Frej/Jana Mackova (BOISE STATE) vs. Taylor Perry/Britney Watts (UTAH STATE) 7-2, unfinished
Utah State 5-20
Boise State 22-3; National ranking #36
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (3,5,2)
2009 Western Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals
Boise State advances to semifinals tomorrow afternoon at 4 (Mountain time).