Women's Tennis to Face UNLV and San Diego State in MW ActionThe Broncos face a big weekend in conference play against two nationally ranked conference opponents at San Diego, Calif.
April 3, 2013
Video preview for the UNLV and San Diego State matches featuring head coach Beck Roghaar and junior Sandy Vo followed by this week's notes.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
The Schedule: Boise State (10-5, 1-0 MW) hits the road for Mountain West Conference action as the Broncos head to San Diego, Calif., to take on the UNLV Rebels (10-5, 0-0 MW) on Saturday at 1 p.m. (Mountain) followed by a match against their host the San Diego State Aztecs (11-4, 0-0 MW) at 11 a.m. (Mountain) on Sunday, both matches will be played at the Aztec Tennis Center.
The MW Standings: Boise State enters the week tied with Fresno State for second place in the league standings at 1-0. Neither UNLV nor San Diego State have played a match in conference heading into this week’s matches. The Wyoming Cowgirls lead the MW at 2-0.
The ITA Team Rankings: In the latest ITA National Rankings UNLV is comes in at No. 71 while San Diego State is No. 55, Boise State is not ranked.
Friday (April 5): UNLV at San Diego State, 1 p.m. (MT) Saturday (April 6): Boise State vs. UNLV, 1 p.m. (MT) Sunday (April 7): Boise State at San Diego State, 11 a.m. (MT)
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QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
The Record: The Broncos are 10-5 overall and are coming off a home sweep of Portland State (W 7-0) and Lewis-Clark State (W 7-0) last weekend at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center.
The Broncos at Home: The Broncos have been dominating at home this season with an eight-match win streak to remain undefeated this season. The Broncos have dropped only one team point at home in 2013 and have out scored the opposition 55-1. 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 on the Road: The last time Boise State was on the road was three weeks ago when the Broncos went 1-2 at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala., March 15-17 and now have an overall mark of 2-5 away from Boise this season. At the Classic the Broncos lost 4-0 to then No. 40 Ohio State, lost 4-2 to Marshall, then defeated Michigan State 4-3.
Boise State in Singles Matches: During the spring team (dual) season Boise State has predominantly used the same six individuals for singles. The Broncos are a combined 60-25 in singles matches this spring, all 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 8-7 during duals and 17-10 on the year, while Vo is 8-4 in duals and 13-6 overall. Joining those two are Teal Vosburgh (9-4, 15-10), Morgan Basil who has team-bests marks of 12-2 this spring and 19-6 on the year, Megan LaLone (10-3, 18-7) and Sammie Watson (8-5, 15-10).
Boise State in Doubles Matches: Boise State has used nine different doubles teams to date during the dual season with two sets having played in almost every match. The Pietzuch sisters have played at No. 1 in every match with Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo on court two playing in all but two. The No. 3 doubles position has seen five different teams this spring. The Broncos have lost only four doubles points this season and are a combined 32-12 in doubles matches this spring.
Top Broncos in Doubles: The doubles teams are led by Manuela and Marlena Pietzuch playing on court one where the twins are 9-5 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 10-5 in 2013 and 35-25 overall, his career mark is the same.
QUICK LOOK AT UNLV
The Record: The Rebels enter the week at 10-5 overall, 0-0 in MW play and 0-2 on the road, they have played 13 of their 15 matches to date in Las Vegas. Most recently (March 22-23) the Rebels split a pair of home matches losing 4-3 to Marshall before regrouping to defeat Southern Methodist 5-2.
Affiliation / ITA Region: UNLV is a member of the Mountain West Conference and are in the ITA Mountain Region with the Broncos.
ITA Rankings: The Rebels are ranked No. 71 nationally by ITA as a team, in singles they have Aleksandra Josifoska ranked No. 32 nationally and No. 1 in the Mountain Region. Lucia Batta follows at No. 90 nationally and No. 3 regionally, Nives Pavlovic is No. 8 in the region. UNLV does not have any doubles teams ranked nationally but two are regionally in Batta and Pavlovic at No. 3 followed by Josifoska and Iren Kotseva at No. 6.
Leading the Rebels in Singles: In singles their top player is No. 32 Aleksandra Josifoska who is 9-3 in duals on court one and 23-7 on the year. Lucia Batta, ranked No. 90, plays one court two where she is undefeated in duals at 14-0 and is 24-5 overall.
Leading the Rebels in Doubles: Lucia Batta and Nives Pavlovic are the No. 1 doubles team for UNLV, they are 8-3 this spring. Janine Erasmus and Aleksandra Josifoska are 9-2 on court two for the Rebels.
The Coach: Kevin Cory is in his 14th season at UNLV where he has a 230-104 overall record.
QUICK LOOK AT SAN DIEGO STATE
The Record: The Aztecs enter the week at 11-4 overall, 0-0 in MW play and 8-3 at home, they have won four straight. Most recently (March 28 and April 1) the Aztecs won at home defeating Sacramento State 4-3, then went on the road to knock off then No. 51 San Diego 4-3.
Affiliation / ITA Region: SDSU is a member of the Mountain West Conference and are in the ITA Southwest Region.
ITA Rankings: The Aztecs are ranked No. 55 nationally by ITA as a team, they do not have anyone ranked nationally in singles or doubles.
Leading the Aztecs in Singles: In singles their top player is Julia Wais who has been playing at the No. 1 singles position followed by Alicia Aguilar on court two.
Leading the Aztecs in Doubles: Antonana Iriarte and Michela Casanova have played at No. 1 doubles in recent matches, while Julia Wais and Kristin Buth have been playing on court two.
The Coach: Peter Mattera is in his 20th season at San Diego State where he has a 286-193 overall record.