Fresno State Downs Boise State 5-2
Feb. 27, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State battled hard against Fresno State late Friday night but fell to the Bulldogs 5-2 in the Mountain West Conference opener for both schools. Boise State lost the doubles point 2-1 with Teal Vosburgh and Milena Toseva earning the lone victory. Bobbi Oshiro and Sammie Watson each added singles victories for the Broncos but in the end it was not enough as Boise State fell to 4-5 overall and 0-1 in league.
The Bulldogs claimed the early momentum with doubles wins on courts one and two. The Bulldogs' Rana Sherif Ahmed and Maiar Sherif Ahmed downed Oshiro and Watson 6-0 on court one. That was followed by a Fresno State victory on court two by Aishwaya Agrawal and Sophie Watts who got past Boise State's Arianna Paules Aldrey and Megan LaLone 6-4.
The third match was completed on court three where Boise State earned a 6-4 win by Vosburgh and Toseva over Fresno State's Anneka Watts and Tanya Murtagh. Vosburgh and Toseva are now 7-2 overall and 5-1 in duals this semester.
Singles opened with Rana Sherif Ahmed of Fresno State defeating Toseva in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Oshiro brought the Broncos back within one at 2-1 when she put away Agrawal 7-6 (5), 6-1. The junior from Hawaii is now 15-4 overall and 5-2 in duals.
Fresno State regained its two-point lead with a win at No. 1 singles where Maiar Sherif Ahmed tallied a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Vosburgh. The match clincher came on court five where Paules Aldrey fell to the Bulldogs' Anneka Watts 7-6 (3), 6-1 to make the team score 4-1.
The Broncos' Watson earned a second team point for Boise State when she recorded a straight-set victory 6-3, 6-3 over Anne Susdorf. Watson improved to 15-2 in singles on the year and 4-1 in duals.
The final match was a battle decided by a 10-point third set tie breaker. Megan LaLone rallied from one set down to win the second, which forced the tiebreak. Sophie Watts, ranked 31st nationally, regrouped to hold off LaLone taking the match 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6).
Fresno State (7-3) at Boise State (4-5)
Feb 27, 2015 at Boise, Idaho
(Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
Fresno State 5, Boise State 2
1. Rana Sherif Ahmed/Maiar Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Bobbi Oshiro/Sammie Watson (BSU) 6-0
2. Aishwaya Agrawal/Sophie Watts (FS) def. Ari Paules Aldrey/Megan LaLone (BSU) 6-4
3. Teal Vosburgh/Milena Toseva (BSU) def. Anneka Watts/Tanya Murtagh (FS) 6-4
Order of finish: 1,2,3
1. Maiar Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #31 Sophie Watts (FS) def. Megan LaLone (BSU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)
3. Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Milena Toseva (BSU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Aishwaya Agrawal (FS) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
5. Anneka Watts (FS) def. Ari Paules Aldrey (BSU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
6. Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Anne Susdorf (FS) 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 3,4,1,5,6,2
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