Sept. 25, 2015
Day One Results (PDF)
BOISE, Idaho (9/25/2015) - Boise State women's tennis was dominating on Friday during the opening day of the Jack Taylor Classic going a combined 14-1 in doubles and singles. All eight Broncos advanced to the singles quarterfinals with seven reaching Saturday's semifinals in their respective flights. Arianna Paules Aldrey, Bobbi Oshiro, Naomi de Hart and Milena Toseva all went 2-0 in singles Friday, while Megan LaLone, Teal Vosburgh and Nancy Menjivar won their lone matches following first round byes.
"One loss on the day is a good start to the tournament," said head coach Beck Roghaar. "We obviously played very well today. We set some goals for ourselves at every tournament we play, for the JTC we wanted to come out hard and play well at home. We want to continue to improve on things we have been focusing on in practice. I think today we did a really good job of accomplishing some of those goals."
"Looking forward at tomorrow, we are presented with a new set of challenges which will make things interesting," Roghaar said. "We will basically be playing ourselves in most of the matches and it is not always easy playing a teammate, but you still have to go out and play hard."
Saturday's competition will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the second round of doubles followed by one round of singles, then conclude with the third round of doubles. All of the action is at the Appleton Tennis Center on the Boise State campus. The finals will take place on Sunday morning.
Friday opened with the first round of doubles where Boise State won both of its matches. Bobbi Oshiro and Naomi de Hart led off with a 6-3 victory over Eastern Washington's Moira Hedberg and Janaya Smith. Nancy Menjivar and freshman Kirsty Venter followed with a commanding 6-1 win versus Eastern Washington's Carolina Lopez and Jennifer Lewis.
Singles was split into two flights, the Blue and the Orange. Action in the Blue Flight saw the Broncos tally a perfect 6-0 mark on Friday. Paules Aldrey and Oshiro led the way with wins in the round of 16 while LaLone and Vosburgh had byes.
Paules Aldrey finished day one of the JTC 2-0 with victories over Weber State's Sarah Parker in the round of 16 6-1, 6-2 followed by another convincing 6-1, 6-3 performance over Eastern Washington's Janaya Smith in the quarterfinals.
Senior Bobbi Oshiro also went undefeated on Friday with a 2-0 mark. The native of Hawaii opened with a dominating sweep 6-0, 6-0 over Eastern Washington's Dani Young in the round of 16. She then added a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Weber State's Agata Bachanek to advance into Saturday's semifinals.
After opening round byes both Vosburgh and LaLone joined the action with impressive wins. Vosburgh downed Catherine Orfanos from Montana in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, while LaLone tallied a sweep over Weber State's Kristi Elmer 6-3, 6-2, both move into tomorrow's semifinals.
The Orange Flight singles saw the Broncos go 6-1 overall. Naomi de Hart and Milena Toseva both went undefeated at 2-0 to reach Saturday's flight semifinals. de Hart opened by rallying from one set down to win in three 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 over Montana's Stanzi Stuijt, then tallied a 6-0, 6-4 win over EWU's Rachel Swindell in the quarterfinals.
Toseva opened by outlasting EWU's Lewis in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. The junior then followed with a second sweep 6-2, 6-4 against Montana's Anabel Carbo.
Freshman Kirsty Venter opened her home career with a split winning in two sets 7-6, 6-4 over EWU's Katrina Domingo, then battled hard in the quarterfinals only to come up short 6-4, 6-4 to Montana's Lidia Dukic.
Sophomore Nancy Menjivar wrapped up the Boise State day recording a commanding two-set victory 6-1, 6-2 over EWU's Carolina Lopez to become the seventh Bronco to reach Saturday's semifinals.
Jack Taylor Classic
Sept. 25, 2015
Boise State University (Appleton Tennis Center)
Boise State Results
Singles Blue Flight
16 Ari Paules Aldrey (Boise State) def. PARKER, Sarah (Weber State) 6-1, 6-2
16 Bobbi Oshiro (Boise State) def. Dani Young (Eastern Washington) 6-0, 6-0
qf Teal Vosburgh (Boise State) def. ORFANOS, Catherine (Montana) 6-1, 6-2
qf Ari Paules Aldrey (Boise State) def. Janaya Smith (Eastern Washington) 6-1, 6-3
qf Megan LaLone (Boise State) def. ELMER, Kristi (Weber State) 6-3, 6-2
qf Bobbi Oshiro (Boise State) def. BACHANEK, Agata (Weber State) 6-1, 6-3
Singles Orange Flight
16 Naomi de Hart (Boise State) def. STUIJT, Stanzi (Montana) 6-7, 7-5, 6-1
16 Milena Toseva (Boise State) def. Jennifer Lewis (Eastern Washington) 6-4, 6-4
16 Kirsty Venter (Boise State) def. Katrina Domingo (Eastern Washington) 7-6, 6-4
qf Nancy Menjivar (Boise State) def. Carolina Lopez (Eastern Washington) 6-1, 6-2
qf Naomi de Hart (Boise State) def. Rachel Swindell (Eastern Washington) 6-0, 6-4
qf Milena Toseva (Boise State) def. CARBO, Anabel (Montana) 6-2, 6-4
qf DUKIC, Lidia (Montana) def. Kirsty Venter (Boise State) 6-4, 6-4
Doubles (One) Flight
16 Bobbi Oshiro/Naomi de Hart (Boise State) def. Moira Hedberg/Janaya Smith (Eastern Washington) 6-3
16 Nancy Menjivar/Kirsty Venter (Boise State) def. Carolina Lopez/Jennifer Lewis (Eastern Washington) 6-1