Pietzuch and LaLone Advance to Jack Taylor Finals

BOISE, Idaho - It was another solid performance for Boise State's women's tennis team Saturday at the Jack Taylor Classic in Boise as it advanced two Broncos in singles and two doubles teams to Sunday's championship matches. Marlena Pietzuch (3-0) and Megan LaLone (3-0) will compete in two of the three singles title matches, while Sandy Vo and Marlena Pietzuch (2-0), as well as Bobbi Oshiro and Megan LaLone (3-0) reached the championship matches of their respective flights in doubles. Overall on the first two days of the tournament the Broncos have a combined record of 25-10 in singles and 12-5 in doubles. The final rounds of matches for the tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. at both the Appleton Tennis Center at Boise State and at Timberline High School.

Marlena Pietzuch advanced to the championship match of the singles Blue Flight with two straight-set victories over Precious Gbadamosi (6-3, 6-3) from Montana and Boise State's Morgan Basil (6-1, 6-4). Pietzuch will meet Utah State's Mackenzie Davis at 9:30 a.m. in the title match Sunday morning at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Megan LaLone has also reached a championship match advancing to the Orange Flight's final with a pair of wins Saturday over Kendall Heitzner from Colorado State (6-1, 6-0) in the quarterfinals followed by a tough three-set (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) win in the semis over Montana State's Paulina Lopez.  LaLone will face Laurence Pelchat from Montana for the flight championship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the Appleton Tennis Center.   

In doubles Sandy Vo and Marlena Pietzuch defeated the team of Precious Gbadamosi and Ashley Mackey from Montana 8-5 to advance to Sunday's Blue Flight championship match against Utah State's duo of Mackenzie Davis and Jaci West. Sunday's title contest will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.

In the Orange Flight of the doubles competition Boise State's Bobbi Oshiro and Megan LaLone reached Sunday's championship match with a 8-5 semifinal win over Utah State's Julie Tukuafu and Amber Stuhlmann. Oshiro and LaLone will battle Montana's Maddy Murray and Mackenzie Rozell in a match that will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.  

Boise State also saw its doubles team of Teal Vosburgh and Manuela Pietzuch advance to the Orange Flight's consolation championship match when they defeated Montana State's Wena Tsan and Liana Bates 8-6 in the quarterfinals, followed by a 8-4 win in the semis over Jennifer Weissmann and Mollie Cooper from Colorado State.  Vosburgh and Pietzuch will take on Seattle's Gabriella Weissmann and Sarah Lucas at 11:30 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Boise State Day Two Results

Singles Results
Marlena Pietzuch (Singles - Blue Flight)
Quarterfinals - Pietzuch (BSU) def. Precious Gbadamosi (Montana), 6-3, 6-3
Semifinals - Pietzuch (BSU) def. Morgan Basil (BSU), 6-1, 6-4

Morgan Basil (Singles - Blue Flight)
Quarterfinals - Basil (BSU) def. Natalie Heffron (Colorado State), 6-3, 6-4
Semifnals - Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Basil (BSU), 6-1, 6-4

Sandy Vo  (Singles - Blue Flight)
Quarterfinals - Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. Vo (BSU), 6-4, 6-3

Teal Vosburgh (Singles - Blue Flight)
Quarterfinals - Vosburgh (BSU) def. Vo (BSU), 6-4, 6-3
Semifinals - Mackenzie Davis (Utah State) def. Vosburgh (BSU), 6-3, 6-1

Sammie Watson (Singles - Blue Flight)
Quarterfinals - Mackenzie Davis (Utah State) def. Watson (BSU), 6-2, 6-2

Manuela Pietzuch (Singles - Orange Flight)
Quarterfinals - Pietzuch (BSU) def. Madelyn Weltzin (Idaho State), 6-4, 6-4
Semifinals - Laurence Pelchat (Montana) def. Pietzuch (BSU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

Megan LaLone (Singles - Orange Flight)
Quarterfinals - LaLone (BSU) def. Kendall Heitzner (Colorado State), 6-1, 6-0
Semifinals - LaLone (BSU) def. Paulina Lopez (Montana State), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Bobbi Oshiro (Singles - Orange Flight)
Quarterfinals - Paulina Lopez (Montana State) def. Oshiro (BSU), 6-4, 6-3

Fiona Mok (Singles - White Flight)
Semifinals - Jennifer Weissmann (Colorado State) def. Mok (BSU), 0-6, 6-2, 6-2

Kaitlyn Brown (Singles - White Flight)
Consolation Semifinals - Kristen James (Seattle) def. Brown (BSU), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-1)

Doubles Results
Sandy Vo / Marlena Pietzuch (Doubles - Blue Flight)
Semifinals - Vo / Pietzuch (BSU) def. Precious Gbadamosi / Ashley Mackey (Montana), 8-5

Morgan Basil / Sammie Watson (Doubles - Blue Flight)
Semifinals - Mackenzie Davis / Jaci West (Utah State) def. Basil / Watson (BSU), 8-6

Bobbi Oshiro / Megan LaLone (Doubles - Orange Flight)
Semifinals - Oshiro / LaLone (BSU) def. Julie Tukuafu / Amber Stuhlmann (Utah State), 8-5

Teal Vosburgh / Manuela Pietzuch (Doubles - Orange Flight)
Consolation Quarterfinals - Vosburgh / Pietzuch (BSU) def. Wena Tsan / Liana Bates (Montana State), 8-6
Consolation Semifinals - Vosburgh / Pietzuch (BSU) def. Jennifer Weissmann / Mollie Cooper (Colorado State), 8-4

Kaitlyn Brown / Anissa Bryant-Swift  (Doubles - White Flight)
Consolation - Thais Kurer / Nittaya Phonharath (Weber State) def. Brown / Bryant-Swift (BSU), 8-2

Fiona Mok (Boise State) / Abbey Stevens (Colorado State) (Doubles - White Flight)
Consolation - Mok (BSU) / Stevens (CSU) def. Alyssa Nagai / Brittany Ellingsen (Eastern Washington), 8-4

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