March 23, 2015
BOISE, Idaho (3-23-2015) - Boise State was dominating Monday morning in a 5-2 victory over Portland State at the Boas Tennis Center on campus. Boise State won the doubles point 2-0 then claimed singles victories by Teal Vosburgh, Arianna Paules Aldrey, Milena Toseva and Sammie Watson as the Broncos snapped a three-match losing streak. The victory improves Boise State to 6-9 overall and 6-3 at home this spring.
"This was a great way to end our non-conference schedule this season," said coach Beck Roghaar. "We had every spot competing well today which was a big goal of ours going into the match. We've been through so many battles with the baddest teams in college tennis this year with our schedule, and we are feeling very prepared to take on all of our MWC opponents moving forward. The conference has taken big steps forward in terms of both rankings and depth, so we are looking forward to a really fun stretch of the year and championship tournament."
The Broncos earned the doubles point with wins on courts two and three, it was the ninth time this season they have won the vital point. Megan LaLone and Paules Aldrey recorded the first victory 6-1 on court two followed by a 6-3 win by Vosburgh and Toseva at No. 3 doubles.
Vosburgh added to her doubles success by putting away Siena Peri in a quick two sets 6-0, 6-2 to give Boise State a 2-0 lead in the team score. The junior improved to 18-10 overall in singles.
Paules Aldrey added a singles win on court four 6-2, 6-2 to improve to 15-12 on the year, extending the Broncos' lead to 3-0 over the Vikings.
Senior Sammie Watson clinched the team victory for Boise State when she dispatched Portland State's Ayaka Terakawa in straight-sets 6-2, 6-2. Watson is now an impressive 19-2 in singles this year and 8-1 in spring duals.
Also claiming a singles victory on Monday against Portland State was Milena Toseva. The sophomore from Stuttgart, Germany, rallied from 7-2 down in a 10-point third set tie breaker to win the match on eight-straight points 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7). It was one of the most impressive rallies of the year for a Bronco as she improved her overall record to 11-15 in singles.
Boise State will be back in action this weekend when the Broncos host two big Mountain West Conference matches against Colorado State at 4 p.m. on Friday and Wyoming at 10 a.m. on Sunday, both are scheduled to be played at the Appleton Tennis Center.
Portland State (7-7) at Boise State (6-9)
Mar 23, 2015 at Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
Boise State def. Portland State 5-2
1. Bobbi Oshiro/Sammie Watson (BSU) vs. Dane Vorster/Siena Peri (PSU) 4-4, unfinished
2. Megan LaLone/Ari Paules Aldrey (BSU) def. Ayaka Terakawa/Alexa McDonald (PSU) 6-1
3. Teal Vosburgh/Milena Toseva (BSU) def. Tracey Dong/Sabina-Elena Preda (PSU) 6-3
Order of finish: 2,3
1. Dane Vorster (PSU) def. Megan LaLone (BSU) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. Siena Peri (PSU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Tracey Dong (PSU) def. Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Ari Paules Aldrey (BSU) def. Alexa McDonald (PSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Milena Toseva (BSU) def. Kelsey Frey (PSU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Ayaka Terakawa (PSU) 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish: 2,4,6,3,5,1