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Wildcats Clinch 5-2 Win Over Boise State
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 25, 2011
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Feb. 25, 2011

BOISE, IDAHO - The No. 41-ranked Arizona Wildcat Women's tennis team powered their way to a 5-2 win over the No. 42-ranked Boise State Broncos on Friday. The Wildcats clinched the doubles point and went on to win four of six singles matches at the BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex in Boise, Idaho

In doubles action the Cats won two of three matches to clinch the doubles point. Lacey Smyth and Kim Stubbe were first to finish in the No. 2 position. The freshman duo defeated Elyse Edwards and Sonia Klamczynska, 8-2.

Next to finish was the junior team of Sarah Landsman and Natasha Marks. Landsman and Marks beat Lauren Megale and Marlena Piezuch, 9-7 clinching the doubles point for the Cats.

Last to finish was the team of Susan Mc Rann and Jane Huh on court three. Mc Rann and Huh lost 8-6 to Sandy Vo and Stephanie Jasper.

In singles play Landsman was first to finish on court one. Landsman defeated Megale, 7-6, 6-1 for the Cats' first singles win of the day.

The Broncos won their first point of the day on court six. Morgan Basil defeated Huh, 6-4, 6-1.

Stubbe was next to finish in the No. 4 spot. Stubbe defeated Pietzuch, 6-1, 6-3. On court five Mc Rann was next to finish as she defeated Edwards, 6-3, 6-3. Smyth defeated Jasper on court three. In a close match Smyth won 5-7, 7-6, 10-5.

The Broncos won their second and final point of the day on court two. Klamczynska edged Marks in a 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 battle.

"The team played a really good match today," said head coach Vicky Maes. "Boise State is a solid team all the way down the line-up and we had to step it up to get the win. I'm pleased with the progress we are making in doubles and love the way we compete in singles. I have confidence in our girls every time we step on the court and that's a great feeling. Tomorrow will be another hard battle but we are certainly up for it.

Arizona improves to 9-2 moving into Saturday's match against No. 46 Saint Mary's. Action begins at 10 a.m. at BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex in Boise, Idaho.

#41 Arizona 5, #42 Boise State 2 Feb. 25, 2011 BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex Boise, Idaho

1. Landsman/Marks (UA) def. Lauren Megale/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 9-7
2. Symth/Stubbe (UA) def. Edwards/Klamczynska (BSU) 8-3
3. Vo/Jasper (BSU) def. Huh/Mc Rann (UA) 8-6

Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

1. Sarah Landsman (UA) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 7-5, 6-1
2. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. Natasha Marks (UA) 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
3. Lacey Smyth (UA) def. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) 5-7, 7-6, 10-5
4. Kim Stubbe (UA) def. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Susan Mc Rann (UA) def. Elyse Edwards (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Jane Huh (UA) 6-4, 6-1

Order of finish: 1, 6, 4, 5, 3, 2

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