The class of five is among the nation's best.
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University welcomed to campus the 35th nationally ranked women's tennis recruiting class according to TennisRecruiting.net on Monday. The group of five includes two transfers in Anissa Bryant-Swift (Bellevue, Wash.) and Sammie Watson (Denver, Colo.), along with three freshmen Megan Lalone (Stanwood, Wash.), Bobbi Oshiro (Waipahu, Hawaii) and Teal Vosburgh (Katy, Texas). This year's class bolsters the Broncos talented group of six returners and adds the depth needed to compete in the Mountain West this year.
"I'm really looking forward to working with the players that have joined our program this year," said coach Beck Roghaar. "They are all very talented athletes and wonderful people that are going to contribute a great deal to our success. We are excited about the future of Bronco Women's Tennis, and this group definitely adds to that excitement."
Boise State is one of seven western universities to receive votes and the highest among the Mountain West and Big West schools. The schools ranked from the west include: No. 5 Stanford, No. 6 Arizona State, No. 8 (tied) UCLA, No. 19 Southern California, No. 23 California, No. 35 Boise State and No. 41 Colorado State.
For complete list of TennisRecruiting.net rankings go to: http://tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1352&sessionid=2787EAAA4AF44E87
Bryant-Swift brings to Boise State two years of collegiate experience while playing for Bellevue College (junior college) in Bellevue, Wash. She went undefeated in league (NWCCAA) play during her two years at Bellevue and was undefeated in doubles as a freshman. Her doubles teams won two-consecutive conference titles in 2011 and 2012. After finishing as the runner-up in the No. 1 singles tournament competition in 2011, Bryant-Swift cruised to the title last spring. She is a native of Bellevue, Wash., where she attended Sammamish High School. Bryant-Swift's prep honors include back-to-back Washington 3A State doubles championships in 2009 and 2010.
Watson comes to Boise State after spending the 2011-12 campaign at the University of Utah where she went 11-11 in singles and 5-9 in doubles. Last fall she won the singles-B title at the Utah Invitational and reached the round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships. Watson is a native of Denver, Colo. (Kent Denver School), where she won back-to-back Colorado 4-A State singles titles as a freshman and sophomore. Watson's prep honors include: Player of the Year (Colorado), Player of the Year at Kent Denver, Las Vegas' Easter Circuit Champion, Sweetheart Circuit Champion, a top-five ranking in the USTA Intermountain Section for junior tennis and placed second at the 2011 Intermountain Summer Sectionals.
Vosburgh has enjoyed success at every level as she climbed the junior ranks in Texas. She earned top-five rankings in each the 14, 16 and 18 age groups. As a 15-year-old in 2009, Vosburgh won the Girls 16 Division Championship at the Texas Summer Grand Slam. She has played at the Girls 18 division ever since, ascending into the top-five of the state rankings in the highest junior division. The lofty rankings in the highly-competitive state of Texas propelled Vosburgh to a top-50 ranking in the United States.
Lalone comes to Boise State with great credentials being ranked third in the USTA's Pacific Northwest Region and has been as high as 89th nationally for the 2012 class. She is a three-time 4A Washington state medalist taking second in 2010 and 2011, while placing fourth in 2009. Lalone was also named the Skagit Valley Tennis Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
Oshiro comes to Boise State from Waipahu, Hawaii (Iolani School), where she was a two-time all-state and a four-time All-Interscholastic League (Honolulu) honoree, as well as the 2011 Player of the Year. As a junior tennis player Oshiro competed in the Federation Cup in 2010 and 2011, the girls 16s and 18s Hard Court National Championships and the Junior Tennis National Tournament in Arizona. She is ranked in the top-200 players in the nation for her graduating class.
The first chance to see the Broncos in action at home is during the Jack Taylor Classic Sept. 28-30 at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center at Boise State.