Lobos Fall to Conference Team Boise State at Home

March 24, 2012


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The Lobos had a hard fought battle against Boise State in the first conference match of the season. The Lobos were defeated at home with a score of 6-1.

At the start of the match, the Lobos seemed to be fairly even with the Broncos in doubles.

At number one doubles, Maria Sablina and Nikolina Grbac played against Pietzuch/Pietzuch falling with a score of 8-1.

At number two doubles, Kristin Eggleston/Michaela Bezdickova were only two games shy of winning as they lost to Vo/Basil 8-6.

At number three doubles, it was the same story as Alyssa Caffey and Michaela Oldani fell to Klamczynksa/Brown with a score of 8-6.

The Lobos were down 0-1 leading into singles.

At number one singles, Michaela Bezdickova had a hard battle against her opponent Sonia Klamczynska falling with a score of 6-3, 6-2.

Freshman Susanna Kuuttila played at the number two spot against Junior Marlena Pietzuch. It was a tough match but it seems experience played a key role as Susanna Kuuttila was defeated with a score of 6-2, 6-4.

Kristin Eggleston had a close first set against Sandy Vo at the number three position. The Broncos came out on top defeating Kristin Eggleston 7-5, 6-3.

At the number four position, Maria Sablina also had a close first set against Manuela Pietzuch. Maria Sablina fell to her opponent 7-5, 6-2.

Katie Wookey played at the number five spot against Morgan Basil. Katie Wookey was defeated with a score of 6-1, 6-4.

At number six singles, Michaela Oldani came out on top as she defeated her opponent Kaitlyn Brown with a score of 7-5, 6-4.

The pressure to win the match was displayed in all of the players out on the court as they fell to Boise State 6-1.

“We played a little tight and a little nervous. It was the first conference match and we wanted it real bad,” Head Coach Roy Canada said.

The Lobos will have to come out with a different mentality tomorrow according to player Susanna Kuuttila.

“We need to play to win. We were playing with heart today, but we were also playing not to lose. I think tomorrow we just have to give it our all and leave everything out on the court.”

The Lobos will play their second conference match of the season at home against Air Force tomorrow at 2 p.m.