Boise State Comes Up Short Against No. 44 Colorado
March 1, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's tennis took on 44th-ranked Colorado Sunday morning falling 4-1 at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center at Boise. The Broncos opened strong rallying to claim the doubles point with victories from by Megan LaLone/Arianna Paules Aldrey on court two and Teal Vosburgh/Milena Toseva at No. 3 doubles. Singles were tight most of the way before Colorado had some breaks go its way to claim the win. The loss drops the Broncos to 4-6 overall with two home matches versus Idaho State and No. 51 Denver on the schedule for next weekend.
"This weekend's matches were a tough test for us against some very strong competition," said coach Beck Roghaar. "Are we making progress? Yes. Do we need to continue to make more to reach our ultimate goals as a team this year? Yes. Our team has done a very good job this year of tackling the learning process and getting better week after week, so we need to continue to focus, keep our eye on the goal, and work. We'll get some much needed rest and recovery in tomorrow and get back to it on Tuesday."
Colorado took an early lead in doubles with a 6-3 win on court one over Boise State's Bobbi Oshiro and Sammie Watson by the Buffaloes' Tina Bokhua and Julyette Steur. The Broncos then rallied claiming the last two contests to earn the doubles team point.
LaLone and Paules Aldrey pulled Boise State even when they downed Alexandra Aiello and Ashley Tiefel 6-3. The Bronco tandem is now 5-5 on the year and 3-3 in spring duals.
The decisive win for the point came on court three where Vosburgh and Toseva rallied from 5-3 down for a 7-5 victory over Nuria Ormeno Ruiz and Kyra Wojcik. The Vosburgh/Toseva pair is now 8-2 on the year and 6-1 in duals this semester. They also swept both matches this weekend including a win Friday night against Fresno State.
With momentum on the side of the home team, the Broncos started singles playing well and were even 3-3 after the first sets. Unfortunately for the Blue and Orange the Buffaloes slowly pulled away in a few matches. It began on court one where LaLone, playing the position for the first time this season, fell in two sets versus CU's Bokua 6-0, 6-4. LaLone goes to 18-7 in singles overall this year.
Colorado took a 2-1 lead when Ormeno Ruiz tallied a 6-4, 6-3 win on court three against Oshiro. The Bronco junior from Hawaii is now 15-5 in singles after splitting this weekend.
The third team point for CU came on court five where Boise State's Paules Aldrey fell 7-5, 6-2 to Wojcik. The decisive point that clinched the team victory for Colorado came on court four. The Broncos Toseva fought hard but fell in the end in straight sets to the Buffaloes' Aiello 6-3, 7-5.
The final two matches were abandoned once the team victory was decided. However, at the time Boise State's Vosburgh was up 6-4, 3-5 on court two, while Watson was even 6-1, 1-6, 1-1.
No. 44 Colorado (9-2) at Boise State (4-6)
March 1, 2015 at Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
#44 Colorado 4, Boise State 1
1. Tina Bokhua/Julyette Steur (CU) def. Bobbi Oshiro/Sammie Watson (BSU) 6-3
2. Megan LaLone/Ari Paules Aldrey (BSU) def. Alexandra Aiello/Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-3
3. Teal Vosburgh/Milena Toseva (BSU) def. Nuria Ormeno Ruiz/Kyra Wojcik (CU) 7-5
Order of finish: 1.2.3
1. Tina Bokhua (CU) def. Megan LaLone (BSU) 6-0, 6-4
2. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) vs. Julyette Steur (CU) 6-4, 3-5, unfinished
3. Nuria Ormeno Ruiz (CU) def. Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Alexandra Aiello (CU) def. Milena Toseva (BSU) 6-3, 7-5
5. Kyra Wojcik (CU) def. Ari Paules Aldrey (BSU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Sammie Watson (BSU) vs. Erin Strachan (CU) 6-1, 1-6, 1-1, unfinished
Order of finish: 1,3,5,4
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