Broncos Suffer 4-2 Loss at MW Championship
Milena Toseva congratulates Nancy Menjivar after Menjivar's win at No. 6 singles
April 22, 2015

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -

Boise State women's tennis saw its season come to an end with a nail-biting 4-2 loss against Nevada Wednesday, at the 2015 MW Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. The match was even 2-2 as the top three singles courts all went to a third set, but the No. 7 seed Wolf Pack claimed the first two courts to finish and advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Broncos, seeded No. 10, dropped a tight doubles point before quickly claiming wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles to take an early lead. Nevada's only straight-sets win came on court four to even the match and set the stage for the top singles courts to decide the outcome.

The first set went to seven points on all three courts. Megan LaLone won 7-5 at No. 2, while the Wolf Pack taking a 7-5 decision on court one and a 7-6 win on court three. The script flipped toward Boise State (9-13) in the second set.

Teal Vosburgh battled for a 6-3 win on the top court and Arianna Paules Aldrey posted a come-from-behind 6-4 win on court three. LaLone dropped her second set 6-3, as all three matches headed to a third set.

Nevada (9-10)  took the tide back in the third set, getting out to early leads on all three courts. Sheila Morales defeated Vosburgh 6-2 on court one and moments later Sheila Smiley finished a 6-2 win of her own on court three against Paules Aldrey to clinch the match. LaLone's match on court two stood 4-4 when the team score had been decided.

LaLone and Paules Aldrey won their doubles match on court two, but the odd courts went Nevada's way with identical 7-5 scores. In singles competition, freshman Nancy Menjivar rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win on court six and senior Sammie Watson backed it up with a 6-0, 6-2 win on court five.

Menjivar played in just one conference match during the regular season and entered the conference tournament with a 4-3 record. It was her third win against a Division I opponent, and easily the most decisive.

Watson's win was her 25th of the season and 14th in the spring. She finishes her senior year 25-4 overall, including a 14-4 mark during the spring season. After joining the Broncos as a sophomore Watson had an impressive career in the Blue and Orange, finishing with a three-year singles record of 58-25.

Boise State men's and women's tennis will celebrate their seasons with a year-end banquet Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m. in the Stueckle Sky Center. The banquet is open to the public and costs $25 to attend, which will include dinner. For more information, call Robyn Hood at 208-426-5749. Attendees are asked to RSVP by April 24.

Match Summary

No. 10 Boise State vs No. 7 Nevada

Apr 22, 2015 | Albuquerque, N.M. (McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium)

Nevada 4, Boise State 2

 

Singles competition

  1. MORALES, Sheila (NV) def. Teal Vosburgh (Boise State) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
  2. LEGENDRE, Juliette (NV) vs. Megan LaLone (Boise State) 5-7, 6-3, 4-4, unfinished
  3. SMILEY, Sheila (NV) def. Arianna Paules Aldrey (Boise State) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-2
  4. DELIC, Blaga (NV) def. Bobbi Oshiro (Boise State) 6-3, 6-1
  5. Sammie Watson (Boise State) def. MAGUSIAK, Monika (NV) 6-0, 6-2
  6. Nancy Menjivar (Boise State) def. KORZENIECKI, Sara (NV) 6-2, 6-0

Order of finish: 6,5,4,1,3

 

Doubles competition

  1. DELIC, Blaga/MORALES, Sheila (NV) def. Sammie Watson/Bobbi Oshiro (Boise State) 7-5
  2. Arianna Paules Aldrey/Megan LaLone (Boise State) def. LEGENDRE, Juliette/SMILEY, Sheila (NV) 6-3
  3. PAVELEA, Elissa/MAGUSIAK, Monika (NV) def. Teal Vosburgh/Milena Toseva (Boise State) 7-5

Order of finish: 2,3,1


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