Boise State Reaches Four Title Matches at Jack Taylor Classic
Bobbi Oshiro is in the Orange Flight title match.

Sept. 21, 2013

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State’s Morgan Basil and Bobbi Oshiro led the Broncos on the second day of the Jack Taylor Classic by advancing to the singles final of their respective flights. The duo led a Boise State effort that saw the blue and orange go 9-5 in singles and 5-2 in doubles, giving the Broncos a two-day combined record of 31-11. The Broncos also advanced two doubles teams to Sunday’s title round with Sandy Vo and Basil reaching the championship in the Blue Flight and Anissa Bryant-Swift and Sammie Watson making it in the Orange Flight. Sunday’s championship action begins at 9 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center at Boise State.

Morgan Basil won both matches Saturday to advance into Sunday’s Blue Flight championship match against Idaho’s Galina Bykova at 11 a.m. on the Appleton Tennis Center courts. Basil downed Almudena Sanz from Idaho in the quarterfinals 6-0, 6-4, then advanced to the title match with a hard fought three-set (7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3) victory over Montana’s Sasha Carter in the semifinals.

Bobbi Oshiro advanced into the Orange Flight title match sweeping both her matches on Saturday. The sophomore opened with a straight-set win (6-1, 6-4) over Abilene Christian’s Erin Walker. She followed that up with a semifinal victory over Boise State freshman Sara Brown 6-1, 6-4. Oshiro will take on Washington State’s Maria Biryukova at 11 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Other Broncos in the Blue Flight were Teal Vosburgh who reached the semifinals before bowing out. The sophomore defeated Idaho’s Victoria Lozano 6-2, 6-4, before falling to the Vandals’ Galina Bykova 6-0, 6-2. Sandy Vo lost her quarterfinal to Montana’s Sasha Carter in three-sets 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.

Megan LaLone won a pair of Blue Flight consolation matches over Utah State’s McKenzie Davis by injury default, then defeated Montana’s Laurence Pelchat in straight-sets 6-1, 6-4. Sammie Watson split a pair of consolation contests downing Idaho’s Bety Flores 3-6, 7-5, 10-6. The junior then fell to Washington State’s Elizaveta Luzina 6-0, 6-2.

At Julia Davis Park in the Orange Flight Anissa Bryant-Swift lost her quarterfinal contest to Maria Biryukova 6-3, 6-1 in her lone match of the day. Sara Brown won her quarterfinal encounter with Rita Bermudez of Idaho in three-sets 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-5. She advanced to the semifinals where she lost to Boise State’s Bobbi Oshiro.

In Blue Flight doubles Vo and Basil opened fast winning their quarterfinal match 8-1 over Sasha Carter and Maddy Murray from Montana. They then had to rally from behind to defeat Washington State’s Lize Leenknecht and Elizaveta Luzina 8-6 to advance to Sunday’s final.

Megan LaLone and Bobbi Oshiro also won their quarterfinal match defeating Utah State’s Kristi Elmer and Ashley Tanner 8-3. They then lost in the semifinals to Montana’s Precious Gbadamosi and Ashley Mackey 8-2.

In the Orange Flight the Broncos saw Sammie Watson and Anissa Bryant-Swift advance into the championship match with victories over Weber State’s Michelle Warwick and Nittaya Phonharath 8-3 in the quarterfinals, followed by a 8-3 semifinal win against Abilene Christian’s Kaysie Hermsdorf and Erin Walker.

Boise State’s Vosburgh and Sara Brown lost in their quarterfinal contest 8-6 to Idaho’s Belen Barcenilla and Sophie Vickers.

Boise State’s Saturday Results

Blue Flight Singles
QF - Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. Vicky Lozano (Idaho), 6-2, 6-4
SF - Galina Bykova (Idaho) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU), 6-0, 6-2

QF - Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Almudena Sanz (Idaho), 6-0, 6-4
SF - Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Sasha Carter (Montana), 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3

QF - Saha Carter (Montana) def. Sandy Vo (BSU), 6-3, 1-6, 6-2

Consolation - Megan LaLone (BSU) def. McKenzie Davis (USU), 5-7, 5-5, Ret. Inj.
Consolation - Megan LaLone (BSU) def. Laurence Pelchat (Montana), 6-1, 6-4

Consolation - Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Bety Flores (Idaho), 3-6, 7-5, 10-6
Consolation - Elizaveta Luzina (Washington State) def. Sammie Watson (BSU), 6-0, 6-2

Orange Flight Singles
QF - Maria Biryukova (Washington State) def. Anissa Bryant-Swift (BSU), 6-3, 6-1

QF - Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Erin Walker (Abilene Christian), 6-1, 6-4
SF - Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Sara Brown (BSU), 6-1, 6-4
QF - Sara Brown (BSU) def. Rita Bermudez (Idaho), 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5

Blue Flight Doubles
QF - Sandy Vo/Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Sasha Carter/Maddy Murray (Montana), 8-4
SF - Sandy Vo/Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Lize Leenknecht/Elizaveta Luzina (Washington State), 8-6

QF - Megan LaLone/Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Kristi Elmer/Ashley Tanner (Weber State), 8-3
SF - Precious Gbadamosi/Ashley Mackey (Montana) def. Megan LaLone/Bobbi Oshiro (BSU), 8-2

Orange Flight Doubles
QF - Belen Barcenilla/Sophie Vickers (Idaho)  def. Teal Vosburgh/Sara Brown (BSU), 8-6

QF - Anissa Bryant-Swift/Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Michelle Warwick/Nittaya Phonharath (Weber State), 8-3
SF - Anissa Bryant-Swift/Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Kaysie Hermsdorf/Erin Walker (Abilene Chirstian), 8-3

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