Broncos Sweep Singles for 6-1 Win
Feb. 21, 2016

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BOISE, Idaho - A clean sweep of singles led Boise State women’s tennis to a 6-1 win Sunday, against South Dakota at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. The Broncos (4-3) dropped a tight doubles point, but responded by claiming all six singles matches against the Coyotes (4-4).

“We talked about that we’ve been in this situation before,” said head coach Beck Roghaar. “We dropped the doubles point the first match of the year and came back to win. So, while it’s not a situation we want to put ourselves in often, we knew we could do it. Everyone was confident we could still get four, five or even six points. I was excited to see they were firing on all cylinders as soon as the singles matches started. We got on top of them early.”

All six Broncos won their first set and took four of the matches in straight sets to clinch the victory. Bobbi Oshiro set the tone in singles with a quick 6-0, 6-1 victory on court three. Oshiro is now 5-2 in singles this spring.

“She brought it from the start,” Roghaar said of Oshiro. “For her to be on the middle court and jump out to a huge lead, that was big for everyone on those courts to see. More and more, she’s becoming such a savvy competitor. She really knows how to get herself to the place where she’s playing her best.”

Hannah Kantenwein rallied to win her fourth consecutive match and improve to 3-0 at the No. 1 singles position with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Kantenwein took a big lead in the first set before South Dakota’s Ellie Burns rattled off three straight games to get within striking distance. The Bronco freshman responded and ended the set. Burns then went up 3-0 in the second set, but Kantenwein took control.

“Hanna got off to a good start and her opponent made some nice adjustments,” said Roghaar. “She was able to dig down when she needed it and closed out that first set. In the first few games Hanna got away from what was making her successful, but she never panicked and regrouped to win six of the last seven games. That’s an incredible amount of maturity to see from a freshman.”

Teal Vosburgh and Megan LaLone added straight-set victories of their own to sew up the win. Milena Toseva and Arianna Paules Aldrey were pushed to decisive third sets, but came back to finish the day on a high note. Paules Aldrey was awarded the Bronco Bandana for accepting the challenge of her third-set tiebreaker and winning in convincing fashion, 10-5.

“After losing the second set, Ari came out ready to prove herself in that 10-point tiebreaker,” said Roghaar. “Even though her opponent played a good tiebreaker, Ari didn’t back down from that challenge. As a team, we’re constantly trying to learn more and play our best tennis in the biggest moments. That was the biggest moment of her match and she brought the attitude necessary to rise to it.”

Boise State returns to action March 5 and 6 in Eugene, Ore. The Broncos will take on Portland and Oregon on the road trip.

Match Results
Boise State 6 South Dakota 1
Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
 
Doubles Results
1. Kranendonk/Burns (USD) def. LaLone/de Hart (Boise State) 7-5
2. Kantenwein/Toseva (Boise State) def. Pavlovic/van Zijst (USD) 7-5
3. Sidenko/Bondarenko (USD) def. Paules Aldrey/Oshiro (Boise State) 6-4
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
 
Singles Results
1. Hanna Kantenwein (Boise State) def. Ellie Burns (USD) 6-4, 6-4
2. Teal Vosburgh (Boise State) def. Yuliya SIdenko (USD) 6-3, 6-3
3. Bobbi Oshiro (Boise State) def. Milica Pavlovic (USD) 6-0, 6-1
4. Arianna Paules Aldrey (Boise State) def. Emma Kranendonk (USD) 7-5, 4-6, 10-5
5. Milena Toseva (Boise State) def. Elise van Zijst (USD) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
6. Megan LaLone (Boise State) def. Maria Pandya (USD) 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2, 6, 5, 4

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