Video Preview: Broncos Host Washington State and Battle of Idaho

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Feb. 26, 2014

WEEK FACTS

  • Boise State (4-4) Vs. No. 51 Washington State (11-2)
  • Boise, Idaho (Weather permitting at Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center)
  • Feb. 27, 2014 (Thursday) at 10 a.m. (Mountain)
  • Boise State (4-4) Vs. Idaho (7-1)
  • Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
  • Feb. 28, 2014 (Friday) at 5 p.m. (Mountain)
  • Boise State (4-4) Vs. Idaho State (1-3)
  • Boise, Idaho (Weather permitting at Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center)
  • Mar. 2, 2014 (Sunday) at 10 a.m. (Mountain)



WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  • Boise State (4-4, 0-1 MW) begins the week hosting No. 51 Washington State on Thursday morning. The Broncos then will host the “Battle of Idaho” and square off against instate-rivals Idaho on Friday and Idaho State on Sunday. The Vandals and Bengals will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. to complete the round robin between the three state schools.


ABOUT THE OPPONENTS

  • Washington State: The Pacific 12 Conference’s Cougars come into Thursday nationally ranked at No. 51 with an overall record of 11-2. WSU is led by Elizaveta Luzina, ranked 116th-nationally, who leads Washington State with a 11-2 singles record playing exclusively at No. 1 in duals, her overall singles record is 22-4 on the year. The Cougars’ top doubles team is Luzina and Lize Leenknecht who play on court one where they are 10-2 in 2014 duals and 20-3 on the year. 
  • Idaho: The Vandals and Broncos kick off the third edition of the “Battle for Idaho” on Friday evening. Idaho is a ITA Mountain Region opponent for Boise State and enters the week on a seven-match win streak. The Vandals are now 7-1 overall. No individual statistics were available at press time.
  • Idaho State: The Bengals enter the weekend with a 1-3 overall record with their lone victory coming over Seattle U 4-3 on Jan. 31 in Pocatello. Kasey Bacon leads the Bengals with a 3-2 singles record on court two, Marian Tangarife plays at No. 1 singles where she is 0-5 in duals this spring. Tangarife and Laura Theus play at No. 1 doubles where they have gone 2-2 in duals. The Bengals are also in the ITA’s mountain region with the Broncos.


FOLLOW THE BRONCOS

  • On the World Wide Web at: BroncoSports.com
  • On Twitter at: BroncoSportsWTN
  • On FaceBook at: Boise State University Women’s Tennis


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 week at 4-4. After starting out with a four-match win streak, the Broncos now find themselves on a four-match losing streak after dropping two matches last weekend to Santa Clara (L 4-1) and Fresno State (L 6-1).
  • Win Streak: The Broncos’ winning streak on the road was broken this past weekend when they lost to Fresno State (L 6-1) in the Mountain West Conference opener. The day before Boise State dropped a neutral match to Santa Clara (L 4-1).
  • Ranked Opponents: Two of Boise State’s four losses have come at the hands of ranked opponents in No. 55 Utah and No. 63 Santa Clara.
  • The Broncos at Home: Boise State is 2-2 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 now 2-1 on the road this year after losing at Fresno State on Feb. 23.
  • Boise State Singles:

No. 1 - Sandy Vo is 5-2 playing on court one (10-5 overall).
No. 2 - Anissa Bryant-Swift is 1-1 on court two, 1-0 on court three, and 4-1 on court four                (13-5 overall).
No. 3 - Teal Vosburgh is 4-2 while playing No. 2 and 0-1 playing No. 3 (13-6 overall).
No. 4 - Milena Toseva is 4-4 since joining the team in January.
No. 5 - Morgan Basil is 3-4 and 9-7 overall playing exclusively on court five.
No. 6 - Megan LaLone is 10-8 overall and 4-2 on court six and 1-0 on court five in duals.                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 3-3 playing No. 1 during duals, 8-4 this year as a              team. The senior duo is 44-19 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 on court one during duals.
No. 2 - Megan LaLone and Teal Vosburgh are 0-3 playing on court two. LaLone and Basil              are 1-1 at the two and Milena Toseva and Anissa Bryant-Swift are also 1-1.
No. 3 - Bryant-Swift and Milena Toseva are 3-0 while playing the three. LaLone and                      Vosburgh have put together a 2-1 record on court three, while Oshiro and Toseva                are 0-1.

  • The Coach: Beck Roghaar is in his fourth season at Boise State where he is 4-4 in 2014 and 40-34 overall, his career mark is the same.