play,The 40th-ranked University of Minnesota women's tennis team fell to No. 61 Boise State, 4-3, tonight in Eugene, Ore., to stay winless on the season at 0-3. The Golden Gophers went 3-3 in singles play, but gained only one win in doubles in a losing effort to the Broncos.
Minnesota's lone doubles win came at No. 1 as Angela Buergis and Nischela Reddy earned their first victory of the season with an 8-3 win over Alissa Ayling and Megan Biorkman.
In singles play, the Golden Gophers gained wins at No. 1, 3 and 4, but it was not enough to lift UM to the dual win. Buergis remained undefeated in the spring at 3-0 with a 7-5, 4-1 (ret.) win over Jemima Hayward at No. 1 singles. At No. 3, Ida Malmberg moved to 2-1 on the season with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Biorkman. UM's final win of the night was provided by Lindsay Risebrough with a 2-6, 6-2, 10-7 victory over Carolina Pongratz. The win was Risebrough's first of her career in a dual match at Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers wrap up play tomorrow at 11 a.m., against host Oregon.
Boise State 4, Minnesota 3
Feb. 7, 2004
No. 1 - Angela Buergis (UM) def. Jemima Hayward (BSU), 7- 5, 4-1 (ret.)
No. 2 - Alissa Ayling (BSU) def. Nischela Reddy (UM), 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 - Ida Malmberg (UM) def. Megan Biorkman, 6-2, 6- 2
No. 4 - Lindsay Risebrough (UM) def. Carolina Pongratz (BSU), 2-6, 6-2, 10-7
No. 5 - Jelena Koprivica (BSU) def. Megan Steiger (UM), 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 - Anna Curtolo (BSU) def. Emily Bezek (UM), 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 - Buergis/Reddy (UM) def. Ayling/Biorkman, 8-3
No. 2 - Hayward/Pongratz def. Malmberg/Risebrough (UM), 8-3
No. 3 - Curtolo/Koprivica (BSU) def. Bezek/Steiger (UM), 8-2