Boise State Hits the Road for Utah State and BYU

Boise State women's tennis weekend video preview featuring head coach Beck Roghaar and Sandy Vo followed by weekly notes.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  • Boise State (4-0) hits the road for the first time this winter to play at ITA Mountain Region opponents Utah State (1-1) and BYU (3-0) this weekend in the Beehive State.
  • The Broncos open the weekend at future Mountain West rival Utah State this Friday at noon (Mountain) when they take on the Aggies at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club in Logan, Utah.
  • Boise State's trip wraps up at Provo, Utah, on Saturday when the Broncos take on the BYU Cougars on the BYU indoor tennis courts, start time is 11 a.m.
          Weekend Schedule
          Friday (Feb. 15): Boise State at Utah State, 12 p.m.
          Saturday (Feb. 16): Boise State at BYU, 11 a.m.

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QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
  • The Record:  Boise State enters the week coming off a big weekend where the Broncos won the Idaho State Championship with a home sweep of Idaho State and Idaho by identical 7-0 scores to improve to 4-0 on the season.
  • The Broncos at Home:  The Broncos will play a total of 10 home matches this season, they are 4-0 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.
  • Boise State as a Team:  The Broncos have been dominating during the first couple weeks of their team season winning all four matches by 7-0 scores. The dominance has been so impressive that Boise State has yet to lose a single set during 24 singles matches to date winning all in straight sets. The Broncos are almost as dominant in doubles as well going a combined 11-1 in all competitions to date.
  • 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.  However, during the first two weeks of competition the Broncos have seen the same lineup in all their matches with a few position changes mixed in:
  • Broncos In the ITA Rankings:  Junior Sandy Vo began the 2013 campaign ranked 98th nationally, but despite going 4-0 has dropped out of the most recent (Feb. 12) rankings. She is ranked sixth in the Mountain Region following a 6-2 singles record this past fall. Marlena Pietzuch entered 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 4-0 in 2013 and 24-25 overall, his career mark is the same.

QUICK LOOK AT UTAH STATE
  • The Record:  The Aggies enter the week at 1-1 overall with a 7-0 home victory over Idaho State followed by a 6-1 defeat at BYU.
  • Affiliation / ITA Region:  Utah State is a member of the Western Athletic Conference and are a ITA Mountain Region opponent for the Broncos. The Aggies will move into the Mountain West next year
  • ITA Rankings:  The Aggies are not ranked as a team nor do they have anyone ranked in singles or doubles nationally. ITA Mountain Region rankings have McKenzie Davis 19th in singles, while Davis and Jaci West are the fifth ranked doubles team.
  • Leading the Aggies:  Utah State is led by McKenzie Davis who plays No. 1 singles and is 2-0 this winter. Jaci West plays No. 2 singles and is 1-1 so far, as are the other four singles players.
  • The Coach:  Lukas Bouton and Byran Marchant are currently the co-interim head coaches for the Aggies.

QUICK LOOK AT BRIGHAM YOUNG
  • The Record:  The Cougars are 3-0 entering the weekend with home wins over Weber State (7-0), Utah State (6-1) and most recently Nevada (5-2) last Friday.
  • Affiliation / ITA Region:  BYU is a member of the West Coast Conference and are a ITA Mountain Region opponent for Boise State.
  • ITA Rankings:  BYU is not ranked as a team nor does it have anyone ranked in singles or doubles. ITA Mountain Region rankings have Desiree Tran slotted in at No. 19 in singles.
  • Leading the Cougars:  The Cougars are led by Desiree Tran who is 3-0 playing at No. 2 and 3 singles, followed by Aubrey Paul, Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and Nicolette Tran who are all 3-0.
  • The Coach:  Lauren Jones-Spencer is in her third year as head coach at BYU where her record is currently 20-27.

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