Women’s tennis trampled by Boise State Broncos

Last Saturday, April 2, at the Bobcat-Anderson Tennis Center, the Bobcats faced off with the Boise State Broncos. The Broncos, always a regional powerhouse, swept the Cats to a 7-0 series.

“Boise State is the toughest team we have faced this year,” said MSU Head Coach Jon Reeves. “It was a good learning experience for all of us to see how we stack up, and to recognize where we have improved since seeing them at the fall regionals.

In singles play, the Broncos won all six contests seizing a definitive 6-0 victory.

Juniors Laura Middel and Naomi Holopainen gave Montana State’s only win, despite dropping opening double point.

“We have come a long way in improving our games and in our level of fitness,” Reeves said. “We have to stay on course and continue to put in the work physically and mentally. Boise State, at this time, is a deeper team and they make really sound tennis decisions in their play. We are excited to have them on our schedule for home and away. Down the road this is going to be a fun rivalry.”

Jessica Brycki streches out for the ball in the first round of singles matches Saturday morning in Bozeman. Photos by Colter Peterson
Jessica Brycki streches out for the ball in the first round of singles matches Saturday morning in Bozeman. Photos by Colter Peterson
Naomi Holopainen streches back during the singles matches Saturday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Courts.
Naomi Holopainen streches back during the singles matches Saturday afternoon at the MSU Tennis Courts.
Wanda Holopanian swings at the ball Saturday morning during the singles matches on MSU Campus.
Wanda Holopanian swings at the ball Saturday morning during the singles matches on MSU Campus.

Montana State will host Northern Colorado and Sacramento State this upcoming Saturday and Sunday, at 1 p.m. on April 9 and 10 a.m. on April 10,  respectively. .