Broncos Open 9-3 at Jack Taylor Classic
Sept. 19, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State’s women’s tennis team opened the fall season with a solid first day at the Jack Taylor Classic at the Appleton Tennis Center in Boise. Boise State began the season going 6-2 in singles and 3-1 in doubles. Junior Teal Vosburgh highlighted the afternoon when she rallied from one set down in singles to defeat Montana’s Sasha Carter 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
“I felt we had a nice start to our Jack Taylor Classic today and saw some things that made us really excited about what’s in store this year,” said head coach Beck Roghaar. “It’s always great to see the team compete after so much time training with each other as it’s an opportunity to really see where each player’s strengths and weaknesses are, the improvements they’ve made, and what we need to continue to work on. We certainly aren’t a finished product yet in terms of where I think we can be this year, so we’re excited to keep working towards our goals and coming out to gain more experience and exposure to situations that are going to help us get there tomorrow and Sunday.”
The day began with three doubles matches against Weber State and one versus Washington State. The Broncos went 3-1 in this session which began at 10 a.m. Milena Toseva and freshman Arianna Paules Aldrey recorded a 6-2 victory over Weber State’s duo of Dominique Beauvais and Carly Lloyd.
Also recording opening day doubles victories were Naomi de Hart and Kaitlyn Brown who downed the Wildcats’ tandem of Lauren Schulte and Emily Tanner 6-3. The last doubles win came from Bobbi Oshiro and Sammie Watson by a 6-0 sweep over Washington State’s pair of Grace Lymer-Sullivan and Nastia Vasyukhina.
In singles the Broncos battled hard going 6-2 with the two loses coming in three sets. The first Bronco to finish on Friday was senior Sammie Watson who put away Montana’s Catherine Orfanos in straight sets 6-0, 6-2.
Milena Toseva won her match just moments after Watson had finished. Toseva defeated Montana’s Cam Kincaid 6-1, 6-4 as she and Watson led a dominating Bronco performance over the Montana Grizzlies sweeping six singles contests.
The next four matches went to Boise State as well with Megan LaLone tallying a third straight-set victory of the day for the Blue and Orange 6-3, 6-1 over the Grizzlies’ Anabel Carbo-Estruch. Vosburgh then rallied over Montana’s Carter for the fifth singles win for Boise State. The final victory came from newcomer Arianna Paules Aldrey from Spain who overcame a rally attempt by UM’s Hannah Sulz to win 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
The final two matches were played against members of the Washington State Cougars’ squad. Freshman Naomi de Hart debuted with a solid effort taking Nastia Vasyukhina to three sets before falling 6-7, 7-5, 6-0. Boise native Kaitlyn Brown came up short in a impressive three-set affair where she lost in a tiebreaker to WSU’s Grace Lymer-Sullivan 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (6).
The Jack Taylor Classic continues Saturday with the Broncos taking on Montana in doubles at 10 a.m. followed by singles at noon against Washington State, both are at the Appleton Tennis Center in Boise. Parking is available on the fifth floor of the Lincoln Parking Garage.
Remaining Schedule for Jack Taylor Classic
Saturday at 10 a.m. (doubles only)
Saturday at 12 p.m. (singles only)
Saturday at 4 p.m. (singles only)
Sunday at 8 a.m. (doubles only)
Sunday at 10 a.m. (singles only)
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