Broncos Earn Seventh Sweep at Home

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM Manuela Pietzuch.
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM
Manuela Pietzuch.
GOBRONCOSDOTCOM

March 30, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - Bobbi Oshiro clinched Boise State's seventh sweep in eight home matches this spring when the Broncos downed Lewis-Clark State 7-0 Saturday morning at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center at Boise State. Oshiro recorded the match winner when she won 6-1, 6-0 on court six. The victory improved the Broncos to 10-5 overall and 8-0 at home.
 
"We had a great weekend of tennis here against Portland State and Lewis Clark State, and we're excited as a team about all the progress we've made up to this point in the season," said head coach Beck Roghaar. "We're playing well and gaining a lot of experience and confidence along the way coming into the conference matches. We've been up against some of the toughest teams out there throughout the season, and we'll definitely face quite a few more in the matches to come. It's going to be an awesome part of this team's journey, and we can't wait to head to San Diego on Thursday to get going."

Boise State opened play by sweeping all three doubles matches to claim the team point. Megan LaLone and Bobbi Oshiro started things off for the Broncos recording the first win on court two by an 8-1 score.
 
The team point was clinched by Manuela and Marlena Pietzuch as the twins handed the Warriors' No. 1 team of Dorothy Chong and Livia Blasque a 8-3 defeat.
 
Wrapping-up the doubles portion of the competition were Fiona Mok and Kaitlyn Brown on court three. The Boise natives rallied from 3-1 down to claim a 8-4 victory.
 
Marlena Pietzuch got things rolling in singles as she cruised to a straight set 6-0, 6-0 victory over Dorothy Chong on court one to give the Broncos a quick 2-0 advantage. 
 
Manuela Pietzuch extended the Bronco advantage to 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Deanri Human on court five, Pietzuch is now 2-0 in her two singles matches this spring.
 
Bobbi Oshiro clinched the team victory when she handed LCSC's Florencia Martina a 6-1, 6-0 defeat to make the match team tally 4-0 Boise State. This was Oshiro's first competition in singles during the dual season.
 
The team score went to 5-0 Boise State shortly after Oshiro's win as Megan LaLone came off court three with a 6-2, 6-0 win versus Bryn Oliveira.
 
After winning the first set, Sammie Watson was forced to rally in the second frame to record the straight set win 6-1, 7-5 on court four.
 
Morgan Basil wrapped-up the Boise State sweep when she downed LCSC's Livia Blasque 6-4, 6-3. It was the first match of the dual season where Basil played No. 2 singles as she improved to 12-2 this spring and 19-6 overall, both team bests.
 
 
FINAL MATCH SUMMARY
Lewis-Clark State (3-7) at Boise State (10-5)
March 30, 2013 at Boise, Idaho (Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center)
 
Boise State def. Lewis-Clark State 7-0
 
Doubles Results
1. Manuela Pietzuch/Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Dorothy Chong/Livia Blasque (LCSC), 8-3
2. Megan LaLone/Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Bryn Oliveira/Rye Hewett (LCSC), 8-1
3. Fiona Mok/Kaitlyn Brown (BSU) def. Deanri Human/Florencia Martina (LCSC), 8-4
Order of finish: 2,1,3
 
Singles Results
1. Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Dorothy Chong (LCSC), 6-0, 6-0
2. Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Livia Blasque (LCSC), 6-4, 6-3
3. Megan LaLone (BSU) def. Bryn Oliveira (LCSC), 6-2, 6-0
4. Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Rye Hewett (LCSC), 6-1, 7-5
5. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) def. Deanri Human (LCSC), 6-0, 6-2
6. Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Florencia Martina (LCSC), 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 1,5,6,3,4,2