BYU Takes 6-1 Decision
March 11, 2016

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's tennis suffered its first home loss of the season Friday, against BYU. The Broncos fell 6-1, losing the doubles point and five singles matches, including three that went to third sets. The match was played outdoors at the Appleton Tennis Center, Boise State's first outdoor match of the season.

"Hats off to BYU for being willing to make some difficult adjustments and compete the way they did," said head coach Beck Roghaar. "This was a very close match and there were times when it looked like we were going to steal the momentum and run away but they were willing to do the things they needed to do, even if it was out of their comfort zone, to come away with some wins."

Bobbi Oshiro was victorious for the Broncos on court three. Oshiro overcame a first-set loss to win 6-2 in the second set and battled to a 7-5 decision in the third. Roghaar said Oshiro trusted her game plan and brought the type of poise and energy he has been seeking.

Fellow senior Megan LaLone was also lauded for her positive energy and competitive fire. LaLone dropped a marathon match that went to a third-set 10-point tiebreaker and was not decided until BYU's Savannah Ware had emerged 16-14. All eyes, including every member of each team, were fixated on the court five battle as Ware forced the decisive third set after all other matches had been decided.

"I'm really proud of our senior captains (LaLone and Oshiro) for stepping up and providing a spark that our team really needed to see and needs to continue to bring in order to get over the hump against the tough teams on our schedule," said Roghaar.

Boise State will continue its home stand Sunday, against UNLV in the Broncos' conference opener. The match will start at 9 a.m. MT at Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting.

Match Results
BYU 6 Boise State 1

Doubles Results
1. Jones/Miclat (BYU) def. de Hart/LaLone (Boise State) 6-2
2. Poulsen/Ware (BYU) def. Kantenwein/Toseva (Boise State) 6-1
3. Paules Aldrey/Oshiro (Boise State) vs. Nabieva/Beckman (BYU) DNF (3-4)
Order of Finish: 2, 1

Singles Results
1. Mayci Jones (BYU) def. Teal Vosburgh (Boise State) 6-2, 6-4
2. Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Hanna Kantenwein (Boise State) 4-6, 7-5, 2-1 (7-5)
3. Bobbi Oshiro (Boise State) def. Nicolette Poulsen (BYU) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
4. Natalie Nabieva (BYU) def. Milena Toseva (Boise State) 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
5. Savannah Ware (BYU) def. Megan LaLone (Boise State) 4-6, 7-6, 16-14
6. Taylah Beckman (BYU) def. Arianna Paules Aldrey (Boise State) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 1, 2, 3, 5

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