Vo and Basil lead Broncos against Thundering Herd.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Boise State women's tennis team lost a tough 4-2 match to the Thundering Herd of Marshall Saturday at the Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Boise State dropped only its third doubles point of the season then battled hard in singles before dropping three of the six matches as Marshall claimed the victory. Sandy Vo
and Morgan Basil
led the Broncos during the contest combing for Boise State's only doubles win, then recorded the only singles victories by the blue and orange on the day. The loss drops Boise State to 7-5 overall with a match versus
the Big 10's Michigan State Spartans (10-5) Sunday morning to wrap-up their Blue-Gray Classic experience.
The match opened by the Broncos losing the rare doubles point on the season. Vo and Basil claimed the lone win for Boise State with a tough 8-6 win over Marshall's Ellie Ball and Kara Kucin on court two. The No. 59 ranked Pietzuch sisters, Manuela and Marlena, where upset 8-1 on court one, while Megan LaLone
and Teal Vosburgh
lost a heartbreaker 9-7 at the No. 3 doubles position.
Down one team point following doubles, Boise State faced needing to win four of the six singles matches to claim the victory. They recorded two wins by Vo and Basil, while LaLone was leading on court five when the match was stopped after the Thundering Herd had clinched the team victory.
Vo recorded a quick victory over Marshall's Dana Oppinger 6-1, 6-1 on court two, followed by Basil's hard fought straight set win on court four against Ellie Ball by 7-6, 6-4 scores. Lalone won the first set over Kai Broomfield and was leading in set three when the match was stopped at 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (DNF).
Marshall collected victories on court one where Dominika Zapranza defeated Boise State's Marlena Pietzuch
6-4, 6-2; on court three as the Broncos' Teal Vosburgh
fell 7-6, 6-1 to Maria Voscekova; and at No. 6 singles where Karlyn Timko downed Boise State's Sammie Watson
in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. FINAL MATCH SUMMARY
Boise State (7-5) vs. Marshall (7-6)
Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic
March 16, 2013 Marshall 4, Boise State 2
1. Zapranza/Voscekova (MU) def. Manuela Pietzuch
/Pietzuch (BSU), 8-1
2. Vo/Basil (BSU) def. Ball/Kara Kucin (MU), 8-6
3. Timko/Oppinger (MU) def. LaLone/Vosburgh (BSU), 9-7 Singles Results
1. Dominika Zapranza (MU) def. Marlena Pietzuch
(BSU), 6-4, 6-2
2. Sandy Vo
(BSU) def. Dana Oppinger (MU), 6-1, 6-1
3. Maria Voscekova (MU) def. Teal Vosburgh
(BSU), 7-6, 6-1
4. Morgan Basil
(BSU) def. Ellie Ball (MU), 7-6, 6-4
5. Megan LaLone
(BSU) vs. Kai Broomfield (MU), 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 DNF
6. Karlyn Timko (MU) def. Sammie Watson
(BSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-0