Pilots Rally to Beat Broncos
March 5, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. -

Portland won a pair of third sets to rally from a 2-0 deficit and knock off Boise State 4-2 Saturday, in Eugene, Ore. The Broncos (4-4) claimed the doubles point but the Pilots recorded wins at the top four singles positions to earn the comeback win.


Boise State started the day strong by earning doubles wins on courts two and three. After the top doubles match went to Portland, Bobbi Oshiro and Arianna Paules Aldrey secured a 6-2 victory at No. 3. Milena Toseva and Hanna Kantenwein clinched the team point with a 6-3 decision on court two.


Megan LaLone was victorious on court six, staking the Broncos to a 2-0 lead. LaLone won 6-1, 6-2, but it would be the last point for Boise State.


The next match to finish was on court one, where Kantenwein faced No. 100 Lucia Butkovska. It was the first ranked opponent of the freshman’s career and the 6-3, 6-1 loss was the first setback Kantenwein has faced since moving up to the No. 1 position.


Teal Vosburgh (No. 2) and Oshiro (No. 3) both dropped the first set before rallying to take the second, but could not complete their comeback bids. The Pilots took both third sets and took the lead in the match.


Toseva battled on court five, but eventually succumbed to a 6-1, 7-5 decision. Her contribution toward the doubles point, paired with the spirited singles effort did earn her the Bronco Bandana.


Boise State will return to action Sunday, when the Broncos take on No. 28 Oregon at 11 a.m. PT/noon MT. Live video and stats will be available at GoDucks.com.


Match Results

Portland 4 Boise State 2

Doubles Results

  1. Butkovska/Lazarevic (Portland) def. LaLone/de Hart (Boise State) 6-2
  2. Toseva/Kantenwein (Boise State) def. Mladenovic/Troesch (Portland) 6-3
  3. Oshiro/Paules Aldrey (Boise State) def. Dimitrova/Grigoryan (Portland) 6-2

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles Results

  1. #100 Butkovska (Portland) def. Kantenwein (Boise State) 6-3, 6-1
  2. Dimitrova (Portland) def. Vosburgh (Boise State) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
  3. Mladenovic (Portland) def. Oshiro (Boise State) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
  4. Grigovyan (Portland) def. Toseva (Boise State) 6-1, 7-5
  5. Reimers (Portland) vs. Paules Aldrey (Boise State) DNF 7-6 (5), 4-6, 3-1
  6. LaLone (Boise State) def. Troesch (Portland) 6-1, 6-2

Order of Finish: 6, 1, 4, 2, 3)

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