Video Preview: Boise State Hosts No. 55 Utah

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Feb. 14, 2014



GAME FACTS


WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  • Boise State (4-1, 0-0 MW) concludes its four-match homestand this weekend when the Broncos host their lone contest of the week against ITA 55th-ranked Utah Utes (3-1), the Utes are also a ITA regional opponent for the Broncos. 
  • The match is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in Boise State’s Boas Indoor Tennis Center. 
  • The match versus the Utes is a ORANGE OUT for Bronco fans. 
  • As usual there is no admission fee to attend Boise State tennis matches (men’s or women’s).
  • Boise State is coming into the Utah encounter coming off a heartbreaking home loss last Saturday to BYU by a 4-3 score. The Broncos are now 4-1 overall this season.
  • Utah entered the week at 2-1 and ranked 55th nationally. They opened the week by defeating 50th-ranked Denver 5-2 in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday to move to 3-1 on the year.
  • Utah is led by senior Sarah Pham ranked 111th nationally for singles in the most recent ITA rankings (2/11/2014). In the regional rankings for singles they are led by junior Tereza Bekerova at No. 4, Pham at No. 5 and Callie Craig at No. 11. In doubles the team of Bekerova and Paige Miles is ranked first in the region.


WHAT’S ON COACH ROGHAAR’S MIND

  • “We are looking for redemption as last weekend we lost a heartbreaker to BYU in as close of a collegiate tennis match as I’ve ever been a part of. Right from the start it was a battle.” 
  • “I truly believe our team learned a lot from this match that we are going to need to use as we move forward through our matches throughout the season.”
  • “We earned a battle scar on Saturday, and the desire to improve and win against the toughest teams in the country has been motivating us throughout this week.” 
  • “We can’t wait to get out there on Saturday (against Utah), and we hope you will be there to join us in all of your ORANGE.”
     

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ITA REGIONAL RANKINGS

  • Singles: Sophomore Teal Vosburgh is ranked 15th in the ITA Mountain Region, while senior Sandy Vo is tied for 18th. 
  • Doubles: The doubles team of seniors Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil entered the spring team season ranked tied for 10th. 


QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE

  • The Record: The Broncos are coming into the weekend at 4-1. The Broncos saw their four-match win streak ended against BYU last Saturday. 
  • The Broncos at Home: Boise State is now 2-1 at home this season indoors. The Broncos call both the Boas Indoor Tennis Center and the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center home. 
  • The Broncos on the Road: Boise State is 2-0 away from Boise State this year with wins at Colorado (4-3) and Northern Colorado (7-0).
  • Boise State Singles: 

No. 1 - Sandy Vo is undefeated (5-0) playing at the No. 1 position and 10-3 overall in singles play this year.
No. 2 - Teal Vosburgh is 4-1 at No. 2 (13-4 overall).
No. 3 - Milena Tovseva is 4-1 since joining the team in January.
No. 4 - Anissa Bryant-Swift is 4-1 on court four and 11-4 on the year.
No. 5 - Morgan Basil is 3-1 on court five and 9-4 overall.
No. 6 - Megan LaLone is 2-1 playing primarily on court six, but is 1-0 on court five during duals. She is 8-7 overall this year. Bobbi Oshiro and Sammie Watson are each 1-0 at the No. 6 position during duals, Oshiro is 7-5 overall while Watson is 6-4 on the year in singles matches.

  • Boise State Doubles:

No. 1 - Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil are 3-0 at the ones during duals, 8-1 this year as a team. The senior duo is 44-16 all-time as a doubles team during their Boise State careers dating back to their sophomore season. Anissa Bryant-Swift and Vo are 1-0 at the one during duals.
No. 2 - Basil and Megan LaLone are 1-1 on court two this winter on court two, while Bryant-Swift and Milena Toseva are also 1-1 at the twos.
No. 3 - LaLone and Teal Vosburgh are 2-1 playing on court three, while Bobbi Oshiro and Toseva are 0-1.
The Coach: Beck Roghaar is in his fourth season at Boise State where he is 4-1 in 2014 and 40-31 overall, his career mark is the same.

NEXT UP FOR BOISE STATE

  • The Broncos hit the road next week to face a pair of nationally ranked opponents in the 56th-ranked Santa Clara Broncos out of the West Coast Conference on Saturday (Feb. 22) at a neutral court in Fresno, Calif. (Fresno State), followed by the Mountain West Conference opener at 55th-ranked Fresno State on Sunday, Feb. 23.