Boise State Opens Season at Home
Jan. 15, 2015

Bronco Weekly: Bronco head coach Beck Roghaar and junior Bobbi Oshiro talk about how the Broncos did in the fall season, and let us know to what they are most excited about in the upcoming spring season.

   
    
WEEK FACTS
  • Match-up:  Eastern Washington (0-0, 0-0 Big Sky) at Boise State (0-0, 0-0 MW)
  • Location:  Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
  • Date and Time:  Jan. 16 (Friday) at 5 p.m. (Mountain)       
  • Match-up:  Eastern Washington (0-0, 0-0 Big Sky) vs. Lewis-Clark State (0-0, 0-0 Frontier)
  • Location:  Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
  • Date and Time:  Jan. 17 (Saturday) at 10 a.m. (Mountain)
  • Match-up:  Lewis-Clark State (0-0, 0-0 Frontier) at Boise State (0-0, 0-0 MW)
  • Location:  Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
  • Date and Time:  Jan. 18 (Sunday) at 10 a.m. (Mountain)
    
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
  • Boise State (0-0) opens the 2015 team dual season at home when the Broncos welcome the Eastern Washington Eagles (0-0) and Lewis-Clark State Warriors to town.
  • The season begins when the Broncos and EWU face each other in the season opener at 5 p.m. (Mountain) Friday (Jan. 16). This match is a “Black Out” as the team will be debuting black uniforms, fans are asked to wear black as well. 
  • Boise State will close the opening weekend’s action versus Lewis-Clark State from Lewiston, Idaho, at 10 a.m. (Mountain) on Sunday.
  • All matches will be held at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center at 1503 S. Oakland Ave. in Boise.  
  • Admission to Boise State tennis matches is free of charge.
     
ITA REGIONAL RANKINGS
  • Boise State has three players regionally ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). 
  • Singles: Junior Teal Vosburgh went 12-3 in the fall season and begins the 2015 dual season ranked 16th in the ITA Mountain Region, she is the only Bronco ranked for singles. 
  • Doubles: The doubles team of senior Sammie Watson and junior Bobbi Oshiro enter the year ranked eighth in the region after going 8-2 during the fall semester. 
     
QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
  • The Record: This is the first weekend of the 2015 team dual season.
  • Last Year: The Broncos went 13-10 overall during 2014 and 4-3 versus Mountain West opponents.
  • The Broncos at Home: Boise State went 10-4 at home last season competing at both the Boas Indoor Tennis Center and the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center.
  • Attendance:  Boise State finished the 2014 campaign ranked third nationally in total attendance, while the men came in at fourth. 
  • The Broncos on the Road: The Broncos went 3-6 on the road in 2014.
  • The Coach: Beck Roghaar is in his fifth season as head coach at Boise State where he is 51-40 overall in team duals, his career mark is the same.
     
NEW FACES
  • Nancy Menjivar (pronounced: man-he-var): The Broncos welcomed a new face to the team during the mid-semester break in Nancy Menjivar from San Salvador, El Salvador. Menjivar has been competing in International Tennis Federation (ITF) competitions throughout her youth career, playing at the highest level for juniors in the world. She has won nine Central American tournaments in singles and doubles, as well as recorded eight second-place finishes. This past September she was the runner up at an ITF tournament in Honduras and reached the semifinals of another a week later. She has represented El Salvador twice as part of the junior national team that competed in the U14 and U16 Junior Federation Cup (Fed Cup), helping the team to a third place finish last year. 
  • Kristian Widen (pronounced: VEE-den): The Broncos have a new assistant coach in Boise State alumnus Kristian Widen who takes over for Suzie Matzenauer who moved to director of operations. Widen graduated from Boise State in 1996 after competing for four years (1993-96) on the men’s team under Greg Patton. As a Bronco he helped the blue and orange to three Big Sky Conference championships. 
         
SELECT HIGHLIGHTS
Boise State Singles:
  • Teal Vosburgh enters the year ranked 16th regionally in singles. Vosburgh went 12-3 during the fall semester’s tournament season and recorded a singles mark of 19-12 last year. She played primarily at No.2 singles in 2014 duals going 10-9 overall and 6-5 on court two. 
  • Sammie Watson is entering the spring team season coming off a stellar fall campaign when she went a team-best 11-1 in tournament competition. The senior went 13-8 during the 2013-14 campaign and 8-4 in duals.
  • Bobbi Oshiro also had a great fall season going 10-2 in singles. The Hawaiian native finished 2013-14 with a 10-5 singles mark. 
  • Megan LaLone won the most singles matches during the fall recording a 13-4 mark overall. She won the consolation singles title at the Washington State Cougar Classic Sept. 26-28.
  • Milena Toseva went 7-5 during the fall semester after an 8-6 campaign last spring.
  • Kaitlyn Brown tallied a 4-7 singles mark this past fall.
  • Freshman Ari Paules Aldrey debuted last fall going 10-4 in singles, while classmate Naomi de Hart went 8-3.
Boise State Doubles:
  • Sammie Watson and Bobbi Oshiro enter the 2015 spring dual season ranked eighth in the ITA’s Mountain Region after going 8-2 as a team last fall. 
  • Megan LaLone and Teal Vosburgh went 4-4 as a tandem in the fall, they went 4-4 as well last spring during duals playing primarily at the No. 2 position. 
  • The pair of senior Kaitlyn Brown and freshman Naomi de Hart recorded a team second-best mark of 4-3 in fall tournaments.
     
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The Last Meeting
Eastern Washington
Boise State
March 8, 2013
Boise, Idaho (Boas Tennis Center)
The Last Meeting
Lewis-Clark State0
Boise State7
March 16, 2014
Boise (Appleton OTC)
Boise State Defeats Lewis-Clark State, 7-0
Boise State's women's tennis team defeated Lewis-Clark State 7-0 Sunday afternoon in Boise.


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