The Boise State women’s tennis team will play a crucial pair of games against Mountain West opponents this weekend. The Broncos will host Colorado State on Friday and Wyoming on Sunday.
The Broncos are red hot holding a 10-5 overall record and they are getting it done with the help of one their four freshmen Anja Dokic.
Dokic was recently named Mountain West player of the week after beating the 27th ranked player in the country. It’s her money that has the Broncos on the right track.
“She’s a ball of fire and she is really bringing a lot to our team. It's not just her individually. Obviously, with her big match, she is a lot of fun to be around and that’s contagious with our program so far this year,” said, Head Coach Beck Roghaar.
She became the first Bronco to record a singles victory against a nationally-ranked opponent since 2011. She has won her last four matches and 10 of her last 11. Dokic doesn’t show any lack of confidence.
“I beat her really easily in the first set. I was just playing amazing and then she beat me 6-0 in the second set and I really don’t know what happened. Every good player is going to have a comeback,” said, Freshman Anja Dokic.
"It’s going to be tough for anybody to beat her. That’s where she belongs up at the top,” said, Roghaar.
She is a four-time Australian junior national champion, two-times 12/U national singles champion and ranked as high as No. 272 in world junior tennis rankings.
But while her teammates appreciate the Aussie transplant and all her accomplishments they’re not as keen on some of the snacks that the freshman phenom has brought along to the United States.
“All my teammates pretty much made me throw out my vegemite because they didn’t like it. I like to spend time with my team they make me relaxed,” said, Dokic.
On the season she is 10-2 in singles and Coach Beck says the best yet to come for the freshman.
“She knows how much we believe in her and that’s bringing the best out of her right now, and speaking for the whole team when I say I’m looking for great things from her down the line,” said, Roghaar.
Dokic goal this year is to finish ranked in the top 20. After her time at Boise State, she plans to try to play professional tennis.
The Broncos (10-5) host the Rams (6-8) Friday at noon, before welcoming the Cowgirls (12-3) Sunday, at 11 a.m. Admission is free for both matches.
It will be the Broncos' first matches of the season at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center, located in the middle of campus just west of Taco Bell Arena.