Quarterfinals on Deck for Several Broncos

Sept. 27, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Boise State women's tennis team went 15-5 in its matches at the Washington State Cougar Classic Friday, with four individuals and three doubles teams advancing to quarterfinal matches.

"It was a very solid day for us, and we are gearing up for more good matches tomorrow," head coach Beck Roghaar said. "On days like today, where you have rain delays and cool and windy conditions, it was great to see our team show such great resolve and toughness in competing the way we did.

"We're making such good progress in each area that we've been focusing on, both individually and as a team, and seeing the progress is fueling our fire even more. It's been a lot of fun so far, and we're looking for more tomorrow."

In the Crimson Singles Bracket, senior Sandy Vo and sophomore Teal Vosburgh each advanced to the quarterfinals in similar fashion, advancing to the second round when their opening-round opponents withdrew.

Vo defeated Almudena Sanz (7-5, 6-3) to advance to her quarterfinal match, and Vosburgh knocked off Montana State's Ellie Crum, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4.

Quarterfinal matches for both Vo and Vosburgh will begin at 10 a.m. (MT). Were each to win back-to-back matches Saturday, they would meet in the Crimson Singles Bracket Championship, Sunday.

A pair of Broncos also advanced to the quarterfinals of the Gray Singles Bracket. Senior Anissa Bryant-Smith and junior Sammie Watson each won a pair of matches, and will face quarterfinal opponents tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Bryant-Smith defeated Wena Tsan of Montana State (6-2, 6-2) and Franziska Koehler of Gonzaga (6-4, 6-1), and Watson notched wins over Katy Krauel of Portland (6-4, 6-2) and Cathrine Arnholdt Pedersen of Washington State (6-2, 6-0).

A championship match between Bryant-Smith and Watson could also be on the horizon were each to win quarterfinal and semifinal matches Saturday.

In doubles, sophomores Bobbi Oshiro and Megan LaLone advanced to the quarterfinals of the Crimson Bracket via withdrawal, and will play Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

In the Gray Doubles Bracket, freshman Sara Brown and Vosburgh registered a 6-3 defeat over a duo from Utah State, and Bryant-Smith and Watson paired for a 6-0 victory over a tandem from Lewis-Clark State. Each doubles team will play tomorrow at 4:30 p.m., and could ultimately meet in the championship match, Sunday.

LaLone and senior Morgan Basil each went 1-1 in singles, playing in the Crimson Bracket. Playing in the Gray Singles Bracket, Kaitlyn Brown, Sara Brown and Oshiro each went 1-1.


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