Sept. 28, 2014
PULLMAN, Wash. - Boise State freshman Naomi de Hart won a consolation singles title on Sunday morning as the Broncos finished the Washington State Cougar Classic with a 26-13 singles record during the three-day tournament. Senior Sammie Watson also reached a title match in the Gray flight on Sunday but fell in three sets.
"Today we saw some great fight from Sammie (Watson) in the finals, and I was proud of how she stuck to her guns in the big moments during her match. She fought back from being a set down to win the second set and battled back in the third to give herself a shot at the title," said coach Roghaar. "Megan finished on a strong note in the back draw as well which was nice to see. I think this tournament made some things very clear as to what we are doing well and where we need to focus our attention to improve individually and as a team. This experience and these matches were very valuable to that process, and we wouldn't have been able to get that experience without playing well to put ourselves in those situations against some tough competition."
de Hart battled her way through the consolation bracket Saturday and Sunday to claim the Gray Singles Draw consolation title over Gonzaga's Sissi Koehler in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
Watson won four straight matches to start the tournament advancing to the Gray flight's main draw championship before falling in three-sets to Washington State's Victoria Matejevic. Watson rallied from one set down to force a third frame when she took set two. Unfortunately, the senior came up on the short end of a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 score. It was the first loss of the fall semester for Watson.
In other action on Sunday, Megan LaLone won 7-5, 6-4 over Idaho's Lucia Badillos; Kaitlyn Brown lost 6-0, 6-4 to Hannah Sulz of Montana; Teal Vosburgh downed Emmie Marx of Idaho in straight sets 7-6 (2), 6-1; Milena Toseva fell 6-3, 6-3 to Maria Biryukova from WSU; while Bobbi Oshiro fell to Washington State's Lize Leenknecht 6-0, 7-5, 1-0 (8).
2014 Washington State Cougar Classic
Sept. 26-28, 2014
WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts
Crimson Singles Draw
CF. Galina Bykova (UI) def. Megan LaLone (BSU), on walk over
Gray Singles Draw
F. Victoria Matejevic (WSU) def. Sammie Watson (BSU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Additional Consolation Matches
Bourgninon/Koehler (GU) def. Adlrey/Lalone (BSU), 7-5
Bermudez/Bykova (UI) def. Oshiro/Watson (BSU), 6-2
Toseva/Teal (BSU) def. Crum/Philipova (MSU), 6-2
de Hart/Brown (BSU) def. Scott/Orfanos (UM), 6-4
Lize Leenkneckt (WSU) def. Bobbi Oshiro (BSU), 6-0, 7-5 (10-8)