Women's Tennis is on the Road for Three MW Matches in ColoradoBroncos will face Colorado State, Wyoming and Air Force in key conference matches.
April 11, 2013
Video preview for the week of April 12-14 featuring head coach Beck Roghaar followed by this week's notes.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
The Schedule:Boise State (10-7, 1-2 MW) is on the road once again for their final away matches in conference play when the Broncos travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to face three league opponents: Colorado State (3-11, 0-4 MW), Wyoming (8-9, 2-2 MW) and Air Force (11-7, 1-3 MW). All of the matches will be played at the Air Force Academy Intercollegiate Tennis Courts.
Friday, April 12
Colorado State vs. Boise State, 10 a.m. (9 a.m. indoors if inclement weather)
Air Force vs. New Mexico, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Wyoming vs. Boise State, 10 a.m. (9 a.m. indoors if inclement weather)
Colorado State vs. New Mexico, 10 a.m. (2 p.m. indoors if inclement weather)
Sunday, April 14
Wyoming vs. New Mexico, 10 a.m. (8 a.m. indoors if inclement weather)
Air Force vs. Boise State, 12 p.m.
MOUNTAIN WEST STANDINGS
Boise State enters the week in sixth place in the league standings at 1-2. Meanwhile, Wyoming finds itself in fifth at 2-2, Air Force is seventh at 1-3 and Colorado State sits in ninth at 0-4.
ITA NATIONAL RANKINGS
In the latest ITA national rankings none of the teams are ranked nor do they have anyone listed in singles or doubles.
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QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
The Record:The Broncos are 10-7 overall and 1-2 in MW play. They are coming off a pair of road defeats last weekend in San Diego, Calif., where the blue and orange lost 5-2 to then No. 71 UNLV followed by a 6-1 loss to No. 55 San Diego State.
The Broncos at Home:The Broncos have been dominating at home this season with an eight-match win streak to remain undefeated this season. The Broncos have dropped only one team point at home in 2013 and have out scored the opposition 55-1. 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 is 2-7 away from Boise State this year going 1-4 on the opponents home court and 1-3 at neutral sites. The Broncos are 0-2 on the road in MW play.
Boise State in Singles Matches:During the spring team (dual) season Boise State has predominantly used the same six individuals for singles. The Broncos are a combined 63-34 (.649) in singles matches this spring, five of the regulars have winning records.
Top Broncos in Singles:Boise State is led by Marlena Pietzuch and Sandy Vo who have shared time playing at both the No. 1 and No. 2 positions this spring. Pietzuch is 8-9 during duals and 17-12 on the year, while Vo is 9-5 in duals and 14-7 overall. Joining those two are Teal Vosburgh (9-6, 15-12), Morgan Basil who has team-bests marks of 13-3 this spring and 10-7 on the year, Megan LaLone (10-5, 18-9) and Sammie Watson (9-6, 16-11).
Boise State in Doubles Matches:Boise State has used nine different doubles teams to date during the dual season with two having played in almost every match. The Pietzuch sisters have played at No. 1 in every match with Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo on court two playing in all but two. The No. 3 doubles position has seen five different teams this spring. The Broncos are a combined 33-17 (.660) in doubles matches this spring.
Top Broncos in Doubles:The doubles teams are led by Manuela and Marlena Pietzuch playing on court one where the twins are 10-6 this spring. At No. 2 doubles Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo have compiled a team-best 12-3 mark this spring and a combined 31-13 record over the last two seasons. The duos seeing the most time on court three has been Megan LaLone and Teal Vosburgh who are 3-5, while LaLone and Sammie Watson are 2-3 to date.
Broncos in the ITA Rankings:Boise State is not ranked nationally as a team nor does it have anyone ranked in singles or doubles. Junior Sandy Vo 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 semester.
The Coach:Beck Roghaar is in his third season at Boise State where he is 10-7 in 2013 and 35-27 overall, his career mark is the same.
QUICK LOOK AT COLORADO STATE
The Record:The Rams enter the week at 3-11 overall, 0-4 in MW play and 3-8 on the road. Most recently (April 6-7) the Rams lost a pair of matches in Fresno, Calif., losing 7-0 to Fresno State and 6-1 to Nevada.
Affiliation / ITA Region:Colorado State is a member of the Mountain West Conference and are in the ITA Mountain Region with the Broncos.
ITA Rankings:The Rams are not ranked nationally by ITA as a team nor do they have anyone ranked nationally or regionally in singles or doubles.
Leading the Rams in Singles:In singles Natalie Heffron has seen the most time at the No. 1 position going 4-7 and 0-3 on court two. Abby Stevens is 5-4 on court two and 0-3 on one.
Leading the Rams in Doubles:Kaley Schultz and Kendall Heitzner have play the most on court one going 0-8 while Adriana Wojakowska are 1-4 at No. 1 doubles.
The Coach:John Messick is in his 28th season at CSU.
QUICK LOOK AT WYOMING
The Record:The Cowgirls enter the week at 8-9 overall, 2-2 in MW play and 5-9 on the road. Most recently (April 4-5) the Cowgirls dropped two on the road at Fresno, Calif., where they lost a pair of close matches 4-3 to Fresno State and 4-3 to Nevada.
Affiliation / ITA Region:Wyoming is a member of the Mountain West Conference and are in the ITA Mountain Region with the Broncos.
ITA Rankings:The Cowgirls are not ranked by ITA as a team. In singles Veronica Popovici is ranked fifth in the Mountain Region, Simona Synkova is ninth and Alexandra Kovacs is 11th. In doubles the duo of Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova are second regionally, while Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhekyazkova are seventh.
Leading the Cowgirls in Singles:Their top player is Veronica Popovici who is 8-7 overall, 6-7 on court one. Simona Synkova plays on court two where she is 5-9 (0-2 on court one).
Leading Wyoming in Doubles:Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova play at No. 1 doubles where they are 9-6 this spring, Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova have played the most on court two where they are 7-7.
The Coach:Dean Clower is in his 5th season at Wyoming.
QUICK LOOK AT AIR FORCE
The Record:The Falcons enter the week at 11-7 overall, 1-3 in MW play and 10-0 at home. Most recently (April 5-6) they dropped two on the road at Fresno, Calif., where they lost 7-0 to Fresno State and 6-1 to Nevada.
Affiliation / ITA Region:Air Force is a member of the Mountain West Conference and are in the ITA Mountain Region with the Broncos.
ITA Rankings:The Falcons are not ranked nationally by ITA as a team, nor do they have anyone ranked nationally or regionally in singles or doubles.
Leading the Falcons in Singles:Christine Molina is the No. 1 singles player going 9-8 to date, followed by Tiffany Tran who has seen the most time on court two going 7-5.
Leading Air Force in Doubles:Melissa Cecil and Hannah Dake have played all but one match on court one for the Falcons going 10-7, while Christine Molina and Natasha Rizvi are 11-5 on court two.
The Coach:Kim Gidley is in her 14th season at Air Force.