April 28, 2016
No. 5 Boise State vs No. 4 San Jose State
Mountain West Championship Quarterfinals
Friday, April 29 | 9 a.m. MT
Greeley, Colo. | Work Out West Fitness and Tennis Center
THE MATCH: Boise State women's tennis will open the Mountain West Championship against San Jose State Friday, at the Work Out West Fitness and Tennis Center in Greeley, Colo. The No. 4 Spartans and No. 5 Broncos square off at 9 a.m. MT, in the quarterfinals. The match was moved from Fort Collins due to impending bad weather.
LIVE COVERAGE: Live scoring will be available for all matches during the tournament. The semifinals and championship will be live streamed on the Mountain West Network for free. If Boise State advances to those matches, the video streams will be available at BroncoSports.com.
ALL-MW BRONCOS: Hanna Kantenwein, Megan LaLone and Naomi de Hart were named All-Mountain West Wednesday, at the conference awards banquet. Kantenwein was one of three freshmen to be named all-conference in singles. LaLone and de Hart teamed up to earn all-league honors for doubles. It is the second All-MW doubles accolade for LaLone. The Broncos have had at least one singles player and one doubles pair earn all-conference recognition in each of the five seasons since joining the Mountain West.
TOURNAMENT FIELD: Fresno State is the top seed in the tournament for the third consecutive year. The Bulldogs will take on the winner of No. 8 Air Force and No. 9 Utah State. Boise State and San Jose State are on the same side of the bracket as Fresno State. On the other side of the bracket, opening-round matches will feature No. 7 Nevada against No. 10 San Diego State and No. 6 Wyoming against No. 11 Colorado State. No. 2 New Mexico and No. 3 UNLV await the winners in the quarterfinals.
PEAKING AT THE RIGHT TIME: Boise State enters the Mountain West Championship on a four-match win streak and having won eight of its last 10 matches. The Broncos finished Mountain West play 4-2, rattling off wins against Air Force, Wyoming, Colorado State and Utah State to finish the regular season.
KANTENWEIN AT NO. 1: Boise State freshman Hanna Kantenwein has played 12 matches at the No. 1 singles position this season. Kantenwein, who is 11-6 overall, is 9-3 at the top spot. Her only losses while playing No. 1 have come at the hands of nationally-ranked opponents.