March 18, 2018
BOISE, Idaho - The Broncos opened up Mountain West play in winning fashion, defeating visiting Air Force on Sunday afternoon at Boas Tennis Center.
The Broncos (7-6, 1-0 MW) were strong from top to bottom against the Falcons (9-3, 0-1 MW), taking the doubles point to jump out to an immediate 1-0 lead. The No. 3 doubles pairing of Vanessa Timm/Hanna Kantenwein defeated Meredith Laskey/Carley Hatcliff, 6-2 and the No. 2 pairing of Nancy Menjivar/Wilhelmina Palmer defeated Meredith Jones/Ashleigh Harvey 6-4 to clinch the point for the Broncos.
Then in singles, the Broncos won three-straight matches to win the match, but played out the remaining courts. Menjivar made fast work of her opponent Carley Hatcliff at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-2, followed by another quick match by Hanna Kantenwein at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-4. Up 3-0, Anja Dokic defeated Elizabeth Barnickel at No. 2, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 to give the Broncos the victory.
Next to finish was freshman Wilhelmina Palmer, who battled in just her second match at No. 1 singles, defeating the extremely tough TJ Fumagalli, 6-3, 7-5.
Two tough battles remained for the Broncos at No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Timm battled at No. 5 singles, after dropping the first set 6-2, she came back to take the second set, 6-2. However, she dropped the third set 7-5, and Air Force earned their first point of the day. Nosek at No. 4 singles also battled, forcing a third set after dropping the first, but also fell in set three, 7-5.
The Broncos will remain at home this week, hosting Montana State on Friday, March 23 at 5 p.m. MT. .
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Boas Indoor Complex
Boise State 5, Air Force 2
No. 1 - TJ Fumagalli/Elizabeth Barnickel (AF) vs. Wiktoria Nosek/Anja Dokic (BSU) - 6-5 (DNF)
No. 2 - Nancy Menjivar/Wilhelmina Palmer (BSU) def. Meredith Jones/Ashleigh Harvey (AF) - 6-4
No. 3 - Vanessa Timm/Hanna Kantenwein (BSU) def. Meredith Laskey/Carley Hatcliff (AF) - 6-2
Order of Finish - 3,2*
No. 1 - Wilhelmina Palmer (BSU) def. TJ Fumagalli (AF) - 6-3, 7-5
No. 2 - Anja Dokic (BSU) def. Elizabeth Barnickel (AF) - 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
No. 3 - Hanna Kantenwein (BSU) def. Meredith Laskey (AF) - 6-4, 6-0
No. 4 - Meredith Jones (AF) def. Wiktoria Nosek (BSU) - 6-0, 4-6, 7-5
No. 5 - Ashleigh Harvey (AF) def. Vanessa Timm (BSU) - 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
No. 6- Nancy Menjivar (BSU) def. Carley Hatcliff (AF) - 6-1, 6-2
Order of Finish: 6, 3, 2, 1, 5, 4