Boise State Falls 5-2 to No. 55 Utah

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM Bryant-Swift won in three sets.
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM
Bryant-Swift won in three sets.
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM

Feb. 15, 2014

Box Score

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State put up a good fight Saturday afternoon but fell 5-2 to 55th-ranked Utah in the Boas Indoor Tennis Center at Boise. Anissa Bryant-Swift and Megan LaLone recorded the two lone victories for the Broncos as Utah claimed wins in doubles and at the other four singles matches. The loss moves Boise State to 4-2 on the year, while Utah improved to 4-1.

Utah won the team doubles point in tightly contested matches earning victories on courts two (8-6) and one (8-5), respectively. Boise State’s lone doubles win on the day was a hard fought 8-7 (5) victory on court three by Anissa Bryant-Swift and Milena Toseva over Utah’s Sarah Pham and Callie Craig.

Boise State started singles out strong winning the opening set in four of the six matches at courts one, two, four and six. However, Utah’s experience kicked in afterward as Utah came back to win three of those contests.

Sandy Vo lost her first singles match during the team dual season 0-6, 6-2, 6-1 to the Utes’ Tereza Bekerova, ranked fourth in the region, on court one as Utah went up 2-0 in the team score. Vo, ranked 18th in the region, moves to 5-1 in duals and 10-4 overall.

Milena Toseva battled through injury on court four before falling in a hard fought three-set match 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Sarah Richter. Toseva is 4-2 in singles since joining the team at semester.

The match clinching point came at No. 2 singles where Utah’s Sarah Pham, ranked No. 111 nationally and fifth regionally, rallied to defeat Teal Vosburgh in three sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, making the team score 4-0. Vosburgh who is ranked 15th in the ITA Mountain Region falls to 4-2 in duals and a team-best 13-5 overall.

Morgan Basil rallied from one set down to force a third set on court five before falling to Paige Miles 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-2.

Boise State gained its first point of the match on court three where Bryant-Swift rallied from a set down to defeat Utah’s Callie Craig, ranked 11th regionally, in a third set 10-point tie break 6-7 (0), 6-3, 10-4. Bryant-Swift improved to 12-4 overall and 5-1.

Megan LaLone played at No. 6 singles which started late once a court opened and was played only to one set as the match had been decided shortly after she began. The sophomore claimed the second and final point for Boise State with a 7-5 victory over Utah’s Luisa Gerstner da Rosa.



MATCH SUMMARY
No. 55 Utah (4-1) at Boise State (4-2)
Feb. 15, 2014
Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)

Utah def. Boise State 5-2

Doubles Results
1. Bekerova/Miles (UU) def. Basil/Vo (BSU), 8-5
2. Gerstner da Rose/Richter (UU) def. Vosburgh/LaLone (BSU), 8-6
3. Bryant-Swift/Toseva (BSU) def. Pham/Craig (UU), 8-7 (5)
Order of finish: 2,1,3

Singles Results
1. Tereza Bekerova (UU) def. Sandy Vo (BSU), 0-6, 6-2, 6-1
2. No. 111 Sarah Pham (UU) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
3. Anissa Bryant-Swift (BSU) def. Callie Craig (UU), 6-7 (0), 6-3, 10-4
4. Sarah Richter (UU) def. Milena Toseva (BSU), 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
5. Paige Miles (UU) def. Morgan Basil (BSU), 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-2
6. Megan LaLone (BSU) def. Luisa Gerstner da Rosa (UU), 7-5
Order of finish: 1,4,2*,5,3,6