Boise State Hosts "The Battle of Idaho"
Boise State (2-0) will host a instate tournament called "The Battle of Idaho" this weekend featuring rivals Idaho State (0-3, 0-1 BSC) and Idaho (0-4), state bragging rights are on the line.
Video Preview for "The Battle of Idaho," followed by Boise State women's tennis notes.
PDf version of weekly notes
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
- Boise State (2-0) will host a instate tournament called "The Battle of Idaho" this weekend featuring rivals Idaho State (0-3, 0-1 BSC) and Idaho (0-4), state bragging rights are on the line.
- The three teams will play a round-robin with one match on each day Friday through Sunday at Boise State's Boas Indoor Tennis Center at 1507 S. Oakland Ave.
Friday (Feb. 8): Idaho State vs. Boise State at 5 p.m.
Saturday (Feb. 9): Idaho vs. Idaho State at 11 a.m.
Sunday (Feb. 10): Idaho vs. Boise State at 10 a.m. FOLLOW THE BRONCOS
QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
- On the web at: BroncoSports.com
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QUICK LOOK AT IDAHO STATE
- The Record: Boise State enters the week coming off a home sweep last week to open the season 2-0.
- The Broncos at Home: The Broncos will play a total of 10 home matches this season, they are 2-0 to date in 2013. Boise State went a combined 6-6 last year at both the Boas Indoor Tennis Center (6-3) and Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center (0-3).
- The Broncos on the Road: Boise State has yet to play on the road this year, but went 2-7 away from Boise in 2012.
- Leading Boise State: Boise State has a decent blend of experienced players and talented youth with six members of the 2012 squad returning to go with five newcomers. Look to the seniors Marlena (11-3 singles, 6-3 doubles) and Manuela Pietzuch (6-4 singles, 7-4 doubles), as well as Fiona Mok (4-3 singles, 2-1 doubles) to provide leadership, backed up by juniors Sandy Vo (7-2 singles, 6-2 doubles), Morgan Basil (9-4 singles, 9-3 doubles) and transfer Anissa Bryant-Swift (1-5 singles, 2-4 doubles).
- In the ITA Rankings: Junior Sandy Vo begins the 2013 campaign ranked 98th nationally and sixth in the Mountain Region following a 6-2 singles record this past fall. Marlena Pietzuch enters the season ranked 16th in the region after compiling a team-best 9-3 mark in singles last fall.
- The Coach: Beck Roghaar is in his third season at Boise State where he is 2-0 in 2013 and 22-25 overall, his career mark is the same.
QUICK LOOK AT IDAHO
- The Record: The Bengals are 0-3 entering the weekend with a 6-1 conference road loss at Weber State there last time out on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Ogden, Utah.
- Affiliation / ITA Region: Idaho State is a member of the Big Sky Conference and are a ITA Mountain Region opponent for the Broncos.
- ITA Rankings: The Bengals are not ranked as a team nor do they have anyone ranked in singles or doubles.
- Leading the Bengals: Idaho State is a young squad with one junior, one sophomore and five freshmen on its roster. In singles, Kasey Bacon has played at both the No. 1 and 2 singles position this spring going 0-2, Marian Tangarife is 1-1 overall while Laura Theus is 1-0.
- The Coach: Bobby Goeltz is in his 23rd year at Idaho State.
SANDY VO NAMED MW PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- The Record: The Vandals are 0-4 entering the weekend following a trio of defeats last weekend in Oregon, losing 7-0 at Oregon, 6-1 at Portland and 5-2 at Portland State.
- Affiliation / ITA Region: Idaho is a new member of the Western Athletic Conference and are a ITA Mountain Region opponent for Boise State.
- ITA Rankings: Idaho's Almudena Sanz is ranked 13th in singles in the ITA Mountain Region, while the Vandals' doubles team of Sanz and Victoria Lozano are eighth.
- Leading the Vandals: Idaho has an experienced roster with two seniors and four juniors to lead three underclassmen. Victoria Lozano has played at No. 1 singles in all four matches to date going 0-4, while Almudena Sanz has played the No. 2 position going 0-4.
- The Coach: Myriam Sopel is in her first year at Idaho.
- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State junior Sandy Vo has been selected as the Mountain West Women's Tennis Player of the Week for competition from Feb. 1-4, 2013. It is the first MW weekly honor for Vo and Boise State this season. Vo, from Melbourne, Australia, led Boise State to a opening weekend sweep of Weber State (7-0) and Seattle (7-0) at home in the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. The junior won both of her singles matches for the Broncos defeating Weber State's Kristi Elmer at No. 2 singles in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4. Then on Sunday against Seattle's No. 1 singles player, Lindsey Newman, Vo again won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. Playing No. 2 doubles with Morgan Basil for both matches the duo turned back Weber State's Ashley Tanner and Michelle Warwick, 8-5, and also blanked Seattle's Newman and Sarah Lucas, 8-0.