Boise State Hits the Road for Cougar Classic
Broncos head north to the Washington State Cougar Classic in Pullman.
Bobbi Oshiro went undefeated last week at Jack Taylor Classic.
Sept. 25, 2014
THIS WEEK FOR THE BRONCOS
- The Broncos travel to Pullman, Wash., for the second tournament of the fall semester when they participate in the Cougar Classic this weekend, Sept. 26-28.
- All eight Broncos will be competing at the tournament led by Bobbi Oshiro and Sammie Watson who went undefeated in singles and doubles last week at the Jack Taylor Classic.
- The competition starts at 10 a.m. (Mountain) each day at the Washington State Outdoor Tennis Courts.
COACH ROGHAAR’S THOUGHTS ON COUGAR CLASSIC
- “We’re looking forward to hitting the road this weekend for our first trip of the season to the Cougar Classic after a successful weekend here at home to open the fall season. We gained a lot of valuable experience and learned a lot from those matches and the team is ready to apply the concepts and knowledge we picked up moving forward. It will be great for us to play some tough matches and competition outside of the comfort of our own home at this event. Learning to win on the road is key for rankings and something we always want to do well, so we’ll look to take a lot from this tournament in terms of how to make sure we’re taking care of that.”
COUGAR CLASSIC FORMAT
- The 2014 Cougar Classic will consist of two singles and two doubles draws. Both the Crimson and Gray singles flights will consist of 32 payers, with each player guaranteed three matches. There will also be a Crimson and Gray doubles flight, with 16 teams in each flight. WSU has won the top singles flight each of the last three years and six of the past seven.
- The Broncos hosted the Jack Taylor Classic at the Appleton and Boas tennis centers on campus. Boise State hosted Montana, Washington State and Weber State during the three day competition. The Blue and Orange went a tournament-best 19-5 in singles, while going 7-5 in doubles. Sammie Watson and Bobbi Oshiro went undefeated in singles and doubles, while Megan LaLone and Arianna Paules Aldrey went undefeated in singles.
ABOUT THE BRONCOS
- What’s Back: Boise State returns six letterwinners from 2013-14 in Kaitlyn Brown (Sr. - Boise, Idaho), Megan LaLone (Jr. - Stanwood, Wash.), Bobbi Oshiro (Jr. - Waipahu, Hawaii), Milena Toseva (So. - Stuttgart, Germany), Teal Vosburgh (Jr. - Katy, Texas) and Sammie Watson (Sr. - Denver, Colo.).
- What’s New: The Broncos welcomed Arianna Paules Aldrey (Fr. - A Coruna, Spain) and Naomi de Hart (Fr. - Wanneperveen, The Netherlands) to the squad this August. Both were highly successful youth players in their respective countries and in Europe.
- Megan LaLone returns with the most singles victories last season going 22-11 overall, followed by Teal Vosburgh at 19-12.
- The Broncos have gone 13-10 each of the last two years and are looking to start their rise in the region in 2014-15.
- Boise State has always enjoyed solid fan support from Bronco Nation finishing last season ranked third nationally in attendance.
- Coach Beck Roghaar enters his fifth season at the helm of the Boise State program, as well as his fifth as a collegiate head coach.
- In his first four seasons he went 51-40 in duals.