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Lobos Drop 4-1 Decision to Boise State

by Frank Mercogliano

LOGAN, Utah — Myu Kageyama picked up a win at No. 4 singles but Boise State put UNM away with a pair of three set wins to take a 4-1 decision over the Lobos on Saturday in a neutral site match in Logan, Utah.  New Mexico, which dropped to 9-8 overall and 0-5 in the Mountain West, takes on Utah State Sunday at 2 pm.  Boise State improved to 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the Mountain West.

The Lobos lost the doubles point two matches to none, but singles was pretty close all the way through as four of the six singles matches went three sets.  After Nicole Discenza took a 6-3, 6-1 win over Hsiang-Wen “Albie” Huang to make it 2-0, Kageyama finished off her match to get UNM back in it at 2-1, winning 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) over Ana Conde Vendrell.

However, BSU closed it out with a pair of three setters.  At No. 6 singles, Shauna Hefferman took a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over Sataho Toriumi, and then Holly Stuart clinched it with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Hsuan Huang.

The two unfinished matches, with Yue Lin “Polly” Chen at No. 1 and Sarah O’Connor at No. 2, both were unfinished in the third set.