BOISE, Idaho – No. 58 Boise State eked out enough close wins in doubles and singles play to defeat the No. 54 Oregon women’s tennis, 5-2, on Monday.

The setback drops the Ducks (7-7) back to .500 on the season, with each loss coming against ranked opponents.

Pavlina Smatova and Patricia Skowronski won their second-consecutive match at No. 1 doubles with a dominant, 8-2, victory over Lauren Megale and Marlena Pietzuch. However, Oregon was unable to come away with the doubles point as the No. 2 team of Trudie du Toit and Julia Metzger and the No. 3 pairing of Rabea Stuckemann and Pascale Neubert dropped tightly contested 8-6 decisions

“It was a tough match, the doubles point was a big decider in the outcome,” head coach Paul Reber said. “Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong end of two 8-6 matches. Then we came up a little short in a couple three-set matches in singles. Give credit to Boise State, they’re a good team. We’re getting ready for a good practice in Salt Lake City and looking forward to a good match against Utah on Wednesday.”

BSU took a 3-0 lead with straight set wins at No. 4 and 5 singles, but Julia Metzger pulled UO closer by grinding out a three-set win over Stephanie Jasper (6-1, 2-6, 6-1) to make it 3-1. Skowronski took the first set at No. 2 singles against Sonia Klamczynski, but fell in a three-set battle (3-6, 6-1, 6-1) that clinched the dual for Boise State.

Also winning for the Ducks was No. 79 Pavlina Smatova , who won in three-set comeback fashion over Lauren Megale (4-6, 6-3, 6-1) to move to 8-6 in dual play.

The Ducks return to the court on Wednesday when they face No. 71 Utah.

 

2011 Oregon Women's Tennis
Oregon vs Boise State (Mar 21, 2011)

#58 Boise State 5, #54 Oregon 2
Mar 21, 2011 at Boise, ID (BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. #79 SMATOVA, Pavlina (OREGON) def. Lauren Megale (BSU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
2. Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. SKOWRONSKI, Patricia (OREGON) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
3. METZGER, Julia (OREGON) def. Stephanie Jasper (BSU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
4. Elyse Edwards (BSU) def. DU TOIT, Trudie (OREGON) 6-4, 6-2
5. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. NEUBERT, Pascale (OREGON) 6-2, 6-2
6. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. BUTTNER, Lana (OREGON) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4)

Doubles competition
1. SMATOVA, Pavlina/SKOWRONSKI, Patricia (OREGON) def. Lauren Megale/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) 8-2
2. Elyse Edwards/Sonia Klamczynska (BSU) def. METZGER, Julia/DU TOIT, Trudie (OREGON) 8-6
3. Stephanie Jasper/Sandy Vo (BSU) def. STUCKEMANN, Rabea/NEUBERT, Pascale (OREGON) 8-6

Match Notes
Oregon 7-7; National ranking #54
Boise State 11-6, 2-0; National ranking #58
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,3,2,1,6)
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