March 30, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State rallied from losing the doubles point to win all six singles matches as the Broncos defeated Air Force 6-1 in a Mountain West Conference women’s tennis Sunday afternoon in the Boas Indoor Tennis Center at Boise. Boise State responded to losing a tough doubles point by dominating the Falcons in singles led by Anissa Bryant-Swift’s opening win and followed by Megan LaLone’s match clinching victory on court four. In all the Broncos swept all six singles matches to improve to 10-8 overall and 3-2 in conference action.
“This weekend was phenomenal for us. To get two conference wins over some very tough teams heading down the stretch is huge for us,” said head coach Beck Roghaar. “We have been through so many tough battles against very good teams this year and the experience that brings along with it is really starting to show in our team. Every match brings an opportunity for us to learn something, and both of the matches this weekend are going to help make our team stronger. I love to see how our group is coming together and playing such great tennis.”
The doubles competition was a battle before Air Force claimed the team point with a marathon victory on court three where Anastasia Hueffner and Marcelli Magday edged the Broncos Morgan Basil and Sammie Watson 8-6. The two teams battled for nearly one and a half hours before the Falcons came away with the decisive win.
The first doubles match went to Boise State on court two where Anissa Bryant-Swift and Teal Vosburgh dominated the Falcons’ duo of Tiffany Tran and Lily Forlini 8-4. The second match completed was won by Air Force’s Mary Meyers and Natasha Rizvi 8-6 over the Broncos’ Sandy Vo and Megan LaLone.
Bryant-Swift started the Broncos rolling in singles when she quickly dispatched Meyers 6-1, 6-0 on court two. The senior from Bellevue, Wash., improved to 17-11 on the year with the victory.
Morgan Basil gave Boise State the lead for good when she defeated Air Force’s Landram in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 singles making the team score 2-1 Broncos. The win moved Basil to 16-10 overall in singles.
Vosburgh moved the Broncos to within one point (3-1) of victory when she recorded the third straight set victory of the day for Boise State over Natasha Rizvi 6-3, 6-2. Vosburgh is now a team-best 17-10 in singles this year.
Megan LaLone recorded the match clinching victory on court four where she rallied in the second set from 3-1 down to defeat Air Force’s Marcelli Magday in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. She improved to 17-11 overall with the win and a team-best 12-5 in duals this spring.
Shortly after LaLone’s win, Watson extended Boise State’s lead to 5-1 when she downed the Falcons’ Lily Forlini 7-5, 6-3 in the fifth straight set victory of the match for the Broncos. Watson is now 10-6 on the year in singles contests.
Senior Sandy Vo wrapped things up for Boise State winning the final singles match on court one in three sets over Air Force’s Tiffany Tran 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 to make the final team score 6-1 Broncos. Vo improved to 16-8 on the year in singles with the win.
Tennis Match Results
Air Force (14-6, 1-1 MW) at Boise State (10-8, 3-2 MW)
Mar 30, 2014 at Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
Boise State 6, Air Force 1
1. Mary Meyers/Natasha Rizvi (AFA) def. Megan LaLone/Sandy Vo (BSU) 8-6
2. Anissa Bryant-Swift/Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. Tiffany Tran/Lily Forlini (AFA) 8-4
3. Anastasia Hueffner/Marcelli Magday (AFA) def. Morgan Basil/Sammie Watson (BSU) 8-6
Order of finish: 2,1,3
1. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Tiffany Tran (AFA) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
2. Anissa Bryant-Swift (BSU) def. Mary Meyers (AFA) 6-1, 6-0
3. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. Natasha Rizvi (AFA) 6-3, 6-2
4. Megan LaLone (BSU) def. Marcelli Magday (AFA) 6-3, 6-4
5. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Tracy Landram (AFA) 6-2, 6-1
6. Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Lily Forlini (AFA) 7-5, 6-3
Order of finish: 2,5,3,4,6,1