April 9, 2014
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
- Boise State (12-8, 3-2 MW) will close the regular season slate this weekend when the Broncos hit the road for two big Mountain West Conference encounters against the Wyoming Cowgirls (7-7, 1-1 MW) in Laramie, Wyo., and the Colorado State Rams (3-9, 0-3 MW) at Fort Collins, Colo.
- The Broncos begin the weekend at 1 p.m. (Mountain) on Friday against Wyoming in their first ever trip to Laramie under coach Roghaar. The last two meetings between these teams have been decided by 4-3 scores with the Broncos winning last year and the Cowgirls in 2011-12.
- The second match of the weekend will take place on Sunday at Fort Collins, Colo., where Boise State will take on Colorado State at 11 a.m. (Mountain). The Broncos have won the two previous MW encounters over the Rams, 5-2 in 2011-12 and 6-1 last year.
- Boise State is looking to extend its current four-match win streak this weekend as the Broncos want to build momentum heading into the conference tournament the week of April 23-27 in Fresno, Calif.
- Boise State (12-8, 3-2 MW) at Wyoming (7-7, 1-1 MW)
- Laramie, Wyo. (UW Tennis Complex)
- April 11 (Friday) at 1 p.m. (Mountain)
- Boise State (12-8, 3-2 MW) at Colorado State (3-9, 0-3 MW)
- Fort Collins, Colo. (University Tennis Complex)
- April 13 (Sunday) at 11 a.m. (Mountain)
ABOUT THE OPPONENTS
- The Cowgirls enter the week at 7-7 overall and 1-1 in conference. The UW is coming off a split on the road last weekend where they defeated Air Force 6-1 before falling at New Mexico 5-2.
- Veronica Popvici plays at No. 1 singles where she is 7-6 in duals and 16-10 overall this year, followed by Dorottya Jonas who is 4-6 at No. 2 and 14-15 on the year. In doubles they are led by the tandem of Jessica Parizher and Popovici who are 5-3 on court one.
COLORADO STATE RAMS
- The Rams enter the weekend at 3-9 overall and 0-3 in MW play. They lost a pair of road matches last week at New Mexico and Air Force by 7-0 scores.
- Natalie Heffron is the primary player at No. 1 where she is 3-7 in duals, while Mollie Cooper is 3-8 splitting time between No. 2 and 3 singles.
FOLLOW THE BRONCOS
- On the World Wide Web at: BroncoSports.com
- On Twitter at: BroncoSportsWTN
- On FaceBook at: Boise State University Women's Tennis
ITA REGIONAL RANKINGS
- Singles: Sophomore Teal Vosburgh is ranked 15th in the ITA Mountain Region, while senior Sandy Vo is tied for 18th.
- Doubles: The doubles team of seniors Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil entered the spring team season tied for 10th.
QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
- The Record: The Broncos enter the weekend at 12-8 overall and 3-2 in MW play.
- Recently: Boise State won both of its matches this past weekend to close the home schedule defeating the College of Idaho and Portland State by 7-0 scores.
- Ranked Opponents: Three of Boise State's losses have come at the hands of ranked opponents in No. 55 Utah, No. 63 Santa Clara and No. 51 Washington State, rankings were at the time of the match.
- The Broncos at Home: Boise State is 5-4 at the Boas Tennis Center and a perfect 5-0 at the Appleton Tennis Center.
- The Broncos on the Road: Boise State is 2-4 on the road this year.
- The Coach: Beck Roghaar is in his fourth season at Boise State where he is 12-8 in 2014 and 50-38 overall, his career mark is the same.
SELECT INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS
Boise State Singles
- The three seniors Morgan Basil, Anissa Bryant-Swift and Sandy Vo all won their final home singles matches in straight sets last Saturday on Senior Day against Portland State.
- Anissa Bryant-Swift is now 18-11 overall and has won three straight, including a two-set 6-1, 6-1 victory last time out against Portland State's No. 2 player.
- Sandy Vo has won three straight at No. 1 singles, seven of her last 10 matches and is now 17-8 overall on the year. Vo won her only match last weekend on Senior Day versus Portland State 7-6 (4), 6-1.
- Morgan Basil has also won three straight, which includes an impressive shutout of Portland State's No. 5 player 6-0, 6-0. Basil has now won a team-best eight out of her last 10 contests to improve to 17-10 on the year and 11-7 in duals.
- Sammie Watson is 7-3 in her last 10 matches and has been victorious in three straight. Last weekend she was dominating winning 6-0, 6-0 versus the College of Idaho's No. 2 player and 6-1, 6-1 versus Portland State's Ayaka Terakawa on court six. The two victories improved he overall mark to 12-6.
- Megan LaLone swept a pair of matches last weekend downing College of Idaho's top player on court one 6-0, 6-0, followed by a 6-2, 6-2 win on court four versus Portland State's No. 4. LaLone is 7-3 in her last 10 contests and is 19-11 on the year.
- Sara Brown won her first ever collegiate dual match on Friday defeating the College of Idaho's No. 6 player in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
- Kaitlyn Brown also won her first dual match of the year in her only outing to date against the C of I's No. 5 player 6-2, 6-0.
Boise State Doubles
- Boise State swept five-of-six doubles matches last weekend, with the last going unfinished.
- Morgan Basil and Sammie Watson are 7-2 since teaming up for doubles, including a sweep last weekend over the College of Idaho's No. 1 team and Portland State's No. 3 duo, both by 8-1 scores.
- Anissa Bryant-Swift and Teal Vosburgh have also been solid since being placed on the same doubles team going 5-2 on court two. They have won three straight heading into this weekend.
- Sandy Vo and Megan LaLone have gone 4-2 on court one over the last three weeks.