Boise State Rolls EWU in Season Opener
Jan. 16, 2015
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State opened 2015 with an impressive 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington Friday night at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center in Boise. Boise State began by taking the doubles team point with wins by Bobbi Oshiro/Sammie Watson and Naomi de Hart/Arianna Paules Aldrey. The Broncos put the match away by winning five of the six singles matches with victories from Megan LaLone, Oshiro, Watson, Paules Aldrey and Teal Vosburgh, respectively, to make the final victory margin five points. Boise State is now 1-0 on the year with a match versus Lewis-Clark State at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center.
Boise State opened slow struggling in doubles with the teams splitting the first two matches. Eastern Washington won the first match 6-2 at No. 1 doubles where Janaya Smith and Erin Blessing downed Boise State’s Milena Toseva and LaLone.
A few minutes later the Broncos pulled even when Oshiro and Watson, ranked eighth in the region, defeated EWU’s Katrina Domingo and Dani Young 6-3.
That meant the team point would be decided on court three where freshmen de Hart and Paules Aldrey were down 5-3 to Rachel Swindell and Carolina Lopez. The Broncos’ freshmen duo rallied with four straight wins to claim the match 7-5 and hand the team point to Boise State.
Up one point and momentum on its side Boise State wasted little time in taking control during the singles portion of the contest. Junior Megan LaLone cruised to a straight set 6-2, 6-0 win over the Eagles’ Chrissy Uriate on court five.
Oshiro made the team score 3-0 Boise State when she put away EWU’s Young in two sets 6-0, 7-5. Minutes later Watson clinched the team victory with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Lopez at No. 6 singles.
Eastern Washington’s lone point came on court one where Smith tallied a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Broncos’ Toseva to make the score 4-1.
Arianna Paules Aldrey recorded Boise State’s fifth team point with a dominating straight set 6-1, 6-1 over the Eagles’ Swindell.
The final point for Boise State came on court two where Vosburgh rallied from one set down to force a third set 10-point tie break. The junior from Katy, Texas, defeated Eastern’s Blessing 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8) to make the final score Boise State 6-1.
Eastern Washington (0-1) at Boise State (1-0)
Jan. 16, 2015
Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
Boise State def. Eastern Washington 6-1
Doubles Results (order of finish: 1,2,3)
1. Smith/Blessing (EWU) def. Toseva/LaLone (BSU) 6-2
2. Oshiro/Watson (BSU) def. Katrina Domingo/Young (EWU) 6-3
3. Paules Aldrey/de Hart (BSU) def. Swindell/Lopez (EWU) 7-5
Singles Results (order of finish: 5,4,6,1,3,2
1. Janaya Smith (EWU) def. Milena Toseva (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. Erin Blessing (EWU) 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)
3. Arianna Paules Aldrey (BSU) def. Rachel Swindell (EWU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Dani Young (EWU) 6-0, 7-5
5. Megan LaLone (BSU) def. Chrissy Uriate (EWU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Carolina Lopez (EWU) 6-2, 6-1
Match Duration: 3:05
Clinch Time: 2:27
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