March 27, 2013
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
The Schedule: Boise State (8-5, 1-0 MW) returns home for two matches this week against Portland State (10-9, 2-5 BSC) from the Big Sky Conference on Thursday and in-state opponent Lewis-Clark State (3-5) on Saturday. Both matches are scheduled for Boise State's Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather the matches will be moved to the Boas Indoor Tennis Center at 1507 South Oakland Avenue.
Thursday (March 28): Portland State vs. Boise State at 4 p.m.
Friday (March 29): Lewis-Clark State vs. Portland State at 10 a.m.
Saturday (March 30): Lewis-Clark State vs. Boise State at 10 a.m.
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QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
- The Record: The Broncos are 8-5 overall and are coming off a 1-2 mark at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic March 15-17 in Montgomery, Ala. Boise State knocked off Michigan State 4-3 on the final day of the classic with Morgan Basil providing the match clinching point for the team victory. That team victory was preceded by losses to No. 40 Ohio State (4-0) in the opening round, then to Marshall (4-2) on day two.
- The Broncos at Home: The Broncos have been dominating at home this season with a six-match win streak to remain undefeated this season. Boise State went a combined 6-6 last year at both the Boas Indoor Tennis Center (6-3) and Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center (0-3). The Broncos have dropped only one point at home in 2013 and have out scored the opposition 41-1.
- The Broncos on the Road: Boise State was on the road the last time it competed nearly two weeks ago. The Broncos went 1-2 at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic March 15-17 and now have an overall mark of 2-5 away from Boise this season.
- Boise State in Singles Matches: During the spring team (dual) season Boise State has predominantly used the same six individuals for singles. The one exception is Manuela Pietzuch slipped in at No. 6 singles against Eastern Washington. The Broncos are a combined 48-25 in singles matches this spring, five of the six regulars have winning records.
- Top Broncos in Singles: Boise State is led by Marlena Pietzuch and Sandy Vo who have shared time playing at both the No. 1 and No. 2 positions this spring. Pietzuch is 6-7 during duals and 15-10 on the year, while Vo is 8-4 in duals and 13-6 overall. Joining those two are Teal Vosburgh (8-4, 14-10), Morgan Basil who has team-bests marks of 10-2 this spring and 17-6 on the year, Megan LaLone (8-3, 16-7) and Sammie Watson (7-5, 14-10).
- Boise State in Doubles Matches: Boise State has used six different doubles teams to date during the dual season with two sets having played in every match, the Pietzuch sisters playing at No. 1 with Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo on court two. The No. 3 doubles position has seen four different teams this spring. The Broncos have lost only four doubles points this season and are a combined 26-12 in doubles matches this spring.
- Top Broncos in Doubles: The doubles teams are led by Manuela and Marlena Pietzuch playing on court one where they are 7-5 this spring. At No. 2 doubles Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo have compiled a team-best 12-1 mark this spring and a combined 31-11 record over the last two seasons. The duos seeing the most time on court three has been Megan LaLone and Teal Vosburgh who are 3-3, while LaLone and Sammie Watson are 2-3 to date.
- Broncos in the ITA Rankings: Boise State is not ranked nationally as a team nor does it have anyone ranked in singles or doubles. Junior Sandy Vo is ranked sixth in the Mountain Region following a 6-2 singles record this past fall. Marlena Pietzuch entered the season ranked 16th in the region after compiling a team-best 9-3 mark in singles last semester.
- The Coach: Beck Roghaar is in his third season at Boise State where he is 8-5 in 2013 and 33-25 overall, his career mark is the same.
QUICK LOOK AT PORTLAND STATE
- The Record: The Vikings enter the week at 10-9 overall, 2-5 in Big Sky play and 3-6 on the road. Most recently they defeated Mesa Community College and Arizona Christian on March 26, preceded by a lost at Southern Utah (5-2), defeated Valparaiso (7-0) then lost at Northern Arizona (7-0).
- Affiliation / ITA Region: Portland State is a member of the Big Sky Conference and are in the ITA Northwest Region.
- ITA Rankings: The Vikings are not ranked nationally by ITA as a team, nor do they have anyone ranked in singles or doubles nationally.
- Leading the Vikings: In singles their No. 1 player is primarily Mandy Mallen who is 5-6 at the position and 7-11 overall on the year. Marina Todd has played the most at No. 2 singles where she is 3-10. In doubles, they have two teams that have split time at the top position in Daria Burobina and Kelsey Frey at 4-3, as well as Todd and Nayanatara Vadali who are 3-4.
- The Coach: Jay Sterling is in his third season at Portland State where he has a 20-36 overall record.
QUICK LOOK AT LEWIS-CLARK STATE
- The Record: The Warriors enter the week at 3-5 overall. Most recently they lost at Gonzaga (7-0) and at Washington State (7-0).
- Affiliation / ITA Region: Lewis-Clark State is a member of the Frontier Conference and NAIA.
- ITA Rankings: The Warriors are currently the 10th-ranked NAIA school in the country.
- The Coach: Kai Fong is in his 25th season at LCSC where he has a 278-247 overall record.