Boise State Dominant on Opening Day of Jack Taylor Classic

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's tennis dominated the first day of the Jack Taylor Classic in Boise, Idaho, going a combined 18-2 in singles and 7-3 in doubles matches. Boise State advanced nine Broncos to the singles quarterfinals of their respective flights and one has already reached the semifinals. In addition, three of the five doubles teams have moved into the semifinal round as well. Marlena Pietzuch, Sandy Vo, Morgan Basil, Teal Vosburgh, Sammie Watson, Megan LaLone, Manuela Pietzuch, Bobbi Oshiro and Fiona Mok all remian undefeated in singles action heading into Saturday. The Jack Taylor Classic will continue Saturday and Sunday with competition being held at the Boise State Appleton Tennis Center, Julia Davis Park and Timberline High School.

In the singles "Blue Flight" five all five Broncos remain undefeated and have advanced to the quarterfinals as Boise State went 9-0 in the bracket on Friday. Marlena Pietzuch received a bye into the round of 16 where she defeated Eastern Washington's Kelsey Knight in straight sets. Sandy Vo, Morgan Basil, Teal Vosburgh and Sammie Watson all swept their first two matches and are all 2-0. With Five Broncos making the quarterfinals that sets up a all Boise State match in the round where Vosburgh and Vo will play for the right to move into the semifinals.

Boise State was nearly as dominant in the singles "Orange Flight" where they went 6-1. Megan LaLone, Manuela Pietzuch and Bobbi Oshiro all went undefeated to reach the quarterfinals tomorrrow, while Anissa Bryant-Swift split her two matches.

Fiona Mok swept her two matches in the "White Flight" to advance to the semifinals tomorrow. Kaitlyn Brown lost her first match then rebounded for a win in the second during the consolation quarterfinals.

The doubles competition saw Sandy Vo and Marlena Pietzuch win their lone match in the Blue Flight, while Morgan Basil and Sammie Watson came away with a pair of wins to reach the semifinals. Bobbi Oshiro and Megan Lalone are the only pair left in the Orange Flight that is undefeated going 2-0 to move into the semis.



Boise State's Friday Results and Tomorrow's Match Times

Singles - Blue Flight
Marlena Pietzuch
Round of 16 - Pietzuch (BSU) def. Kelsey Knight (Eastern Washington), 6-0, 6-2
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Precious Gbadamosi (Montana State) 10:00 am at Appleton Tennis Center

Sandy Vo
Round of 32 - Vo (BSU) def. Marian Tangarife (Idaho State), def
Round of 16 - Vo (BSU) def. Ashley Mackey (Montana), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Teal Vosburgh (Boise State) 11:30 am at Appleton Tennis Center

Morgan Basil
Round of 32 - Basil (BSU) def. Iva Parapunova (Montana State), 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16 - Basil (BSU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Natalie Heffron (Colorado State) 11:30 am at Appleton Tennis Center

Teal Vosburgh
Round of 32 - Vosburgh (BSU) def. Kasey Bacon (Idaho State), 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16 - Vosburgh (BSU) def. Kaley Schultz (Colorado State), 0-6, 7-5, 6-2
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Sandy Vo (Boise State) 11:30 am at Appleton Tennis Center

Sammie Watson
Round of 32 - Watson (BSU) def. Kristi Elmer (Weber St.), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Round of 16 - Watson (BSU) def. Sasha Carter (Montana), 6-3, 1-6, 7-5
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Mackenzie Davis (Utah State) 11:30 am at Appleton Tennis Center

Singles - Orange Flight
Anissa Bryant-Swift
Round of 32 - Bryant-Swift (BSU) def. Annika Karlsen (Weber State), 7-6(3), 6-1
Round of 16 - Kendall Heitzner (Colorado State) def. Bryant-Swift (BSU), 7-5, 6-3
- Saturday's first match, Consolation Quarterfinals vs. Corinne Wurden (Seattle) 8:30 am at Timberline High School

Megan LaLone
Round of 16 - LaLone (BSU) def. Corinne Wurden (Weber State), 6-3, 6-0
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Kendall Heitzner (Colorado State) 11:30 am at Timberline High School

Manuela Pietzuch
Round of 32 - Pietzuch (BSU) def. Lexi Siliol (Eastern Washington), 6-4, 6-1
Round of 16 - Pietzuch (BSU) def. Amber Stuhlmann (Utah State), 6-2, 6-2
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Madelyn Weltzin (Idaho State) 11:30 am at Timberline High School

Bobbi Oshiro
Round of 32 - Oshiro (BSU) def. Laura Theus (Idaho State), 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16 - Oshiro (BSU) def. Michelle Warwick (Weber State ), 6-1, 6-0
- Saturday's first match, Quarterfinals vs. Paulina Lopez (Montana State) 11:30 am at Timberline High School

Singles - White Flight
Fiona Mok
Round of 16 - Mok (BSU) def. Cally Bankhead (BYU), 6-0, 6-0
Quarterfinals - Mok (BSU) def. Brittany Ellingsen (Eastern Washington), 7-6(5), 7-5
- Saturday's first match, Semifinals vs. Jennifer Weissmann (Colorado State) 10:00 am at Timberline High School

Kaitlyn Brown
Round of 16 - Liana Bates (Montana State) def. Brown (BSU), 6-3, 6-3
Consolation Quarterfinals - Brown (BSU) def. Alyssa Nagai (Eastern Washington), 6-2, 6-3
- Saturday's first match, Consolation Semifinals vs. Kristen James (Seattle) 10:00 am at Timberline High School


Doubles - Blue Flight
Sandy Vo and Marlena Pietzuch
Quarterfinals - Vo/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Char Hjalmarsson/Parapunova (Montana State), 8-4
- Saturday's first match, Semifinals vs. Precious Gbadamosi / Ashley Mackey (Montana) 3:00 pm at Appleton Tennis Center

Morgan Basil and Sammie Watson
Round of 16 - Basil/Watson (BSU) def. Lindsey Newman/Anna Lambert (Seattle), 8-5
Quarterfinals -  Basil/Watson (BSU) def.  Laurence Pelchat/Sasha Carter (Montana), 8-4
- Saturday's first match, Semifinals vs. Jaci West / Mackenzie Davis (Utah State) 3:00 pm at Appleton Tennis Center

Doubles - Orange Flight
Teal Vosburgh and Manuela Pietzuch
Round of 16 - Maddy Murray/Mackenzie Rozell (Montana) def. Vosburgh/Pietzuch (BSU), 8-4
- Saturday's first match, Consolation Quarterfinals vs. Wena Tsan / Liana Bates (Montana State) 5:00 pm at Julia Davis Park

Kaitlyn Brown and Anissa Bryant-Swift
Round of 16 - Brown/Bryant-Swift (BSU) def. Wiebke Boeckmann/Svenja Tegtmeier (Idaho State), 8-3
Quarterfinals - Chrissy Uriarte/Chelsea Patton (Eastern Washington) def. Brown/Bryant-Swift (BSU), 9-8 (6)
- Saturday's first match, Consolation vs. Thais Kurer / Nittaya Phonharath (Weber State) 3:00 pm at Timberline High School

Bobbi Oshiro and Megan LaLone
Round of 16 - Osihro/LaLone (BSU) def. Ryann Warner/Rocio Norena (Eastern Washington), 8-1
Quarterfinals - Osihro/LaLone (BSU) def. Paulina Lopez/Ellie Crum (Montana State), 8-1
- Saturday's first match, Semifinals vs. Julie Tukuafu / Amber Stuhlmann (Utah State) 3:00 pm at Julia Davis Park

Doubles - White Flight
Fiona Mok (Boise State) and Abby Stevens (Colorado State)
Quarterfinals - Mok/Stevens (BSU/CSU) def. Corinne Wurden/Kristen James (Seattle), 8-3
Semifinals - Hillary Hays/Ashley Stuhlmann (Utah State) def. Mok/Stevens (BSU/cSU), 8-6
- Saturday's first match, Consolation vs. Alyssa Nagai / Brittany Ellingsen (Eastern Washington) 5:00 pm at Timberline High School


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