Boise State Falls 5-2 at Wyoming
Sandy Vo won on court one in singles and doubles.

April 11, 2014

Box Score

BOISE, Idaho - Sandy Vo and Megan LaLone won their singles matches but it was not enough to propel Boise State to victory as the Broncos fell 5-2 at Wyoming in a Mountain West women’s tennis match. Vo and LaLone not only won their singles matches they teamed up to get the Broncos lone doubles win. Boise State lost the doubles point 2-1, then dropped four of the six singles matches in the loss to the Cowgirls at Laramie, Wyo. Boise State fell to 12-9 overall and 3-3 in conference play, while Wyoming moves to 8-7 and 2-1 in league.

“Hats off to Coach Clower and Wyoming today for playing a really tough match,” said coach Beck Roghaar. “After coming up short in a back and forth doubles point, we fought back to put ourselves in some good positions to take the team match back, but ultimately we couldn’t come up with the goods to close the door in some situations and the momentum shifted back their way. I definitely think we gained some good things from the match in terms of needing to capitalize on opportunities when they present themselves in order to win on the road. We’ll look to put that straight into action on Sunday at CSU.”

Wyoming’s Christa Gecheva and Alma Espinosa won the No. 2 doubles match 8-7 (3) to take an early lead. Boise State drew even with a 8-6 victory on court one by Vo and LaLone over the Cowgirls’ Veronica Popovici and Dorottya Jonas. The Bronco duo are now 5-2 as a team on court one this spring.

The decisive doubles match came down to court three where UW’s Silviya Zhelyazkova and Alena Vasileva downed the Broncos’ Morgan Basil and Sammie Watson 8-5.

After Wyoming had extended its team lead to 2-0 following Zhelyazkova’s win 6-0, 6-1 over Boise State’s Vosburgh on court three, the Broncos rallied to tie the score at 2-2.

It started with Vo at No. 1 singles where she dominated her opponent Veronica Popovici 6-1, 6-4 to cut the Boise State deficit and improve to 18-8 in singles on the year. That was followed by LaLone’s court four win in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 over Gecheva to tie the match. The sophomore from Stanwood, Wash., became the first Bronco this season to reach 20 wins as she improved to 20-11 overall and 15-5 in duals.

Unfortunately, Boise State would not see another win on the day as the Cowgirls swept the remaining three singles contests. Vasileva downed the Broncos’ Basil 6-3, 6-1. That was followed by a pair of three-set wins for Wyoming starting with Jonas defeating Bryant-Swift 0-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2, and Espinosa third set match tiebreaker over Watson on court six 4-6, 6-2, 1-0.

Boise State (12-9, 3-3 MW) at Wyoming (8-7, 2-1 MW)
April 11, 2014 at Laramie,Wyo. (UW Tennis Center)

Wyoming def. Boise State 5-2

Doubles Results
1. LaLone/Vo (BSU) def. Popovici/Jonas (UW), 8-6
2. Gecheva/ Espinosa (UW) def. Bryant-Swift/Vosburgh (BSU), 8-7 (3)
3. Vasileva/ Zhelyazkova (UW) def. Basil/Watson (BSU), 8-5
Order of finish: 2,1,3

Singles Results
1. Sandy Vo (BSU) def. Veronica Popovici (UW), 6-1, 6-4
2. Dorottya Jonas (UW) def. Anissa Bryant-Swift (BSU), 0-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2
3. Silviya Zhelyazkova (UW) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU), 6-0, 6-1
4. Megan LaLone (BSU) def. Christa Gecheva (UW), 6-3, 6-2
5. Alena Vasileva (WY) def. Morgan Basil (BSU), 6-3, 6-1
6. Alma Espinosa (WY) def. Sammie Watson (BSU), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0
Order of finish: 3,1,4,5,2,6

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