Boise State Closes Regular Season By Hosting Fresno State, Nevada and New MexicoThis Sunday is Senior Day for the Broncos
April 18, 2013
Video preview for the week final week of the regular season (April 20-21) featuring head coach Beck Roghaarfollowed by this week's notes.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Boise State (13-7, 4-2 MW) closes out the regular season this weekend when the Broncos host Mountain West rivals Fresno State (12-7, 4-2 MW), Nevada (9-6, 3-3 MW) and New Mexico (7-12, 1-5 MW) Saturday through Sunday.
The Broncos and New Mexico have already played this year, a 6-1 Boise State win on March 9, so they will not play again this weekend. Instead they will both play Fresno State and Nevada.
Boise State will open with No. 55 Fresno State at 2 p.m. (Mountain) on Saturday and close with Nevada at 2 p.m. on Sunday for Senior Day.
Weather permitting all matches will be held at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center on campus, otherwise they will move to Boise State's Boas Indoor Tennis Center at 1507 S. Oakland Avenue.
PARKING: Do to other activities on campus this weekend parking for all the women's tennis matches will be in the Liberal Arts Parking Lot.
Weekend Schedule (all times are Mountain) Saturday, April 20 - New Mexico vs. Nevada, 10 a.m. Fresno State at Boise State, 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 - Fresno State vs. New Mexico, 10 a.m. Nevada vs. Boise State, 2 p.m.
SUNDAY'S MATCH IS SENIOR DAY
Boise State will honor its three seniors this Sunday before the match against Nevada at 2 p.m. The senior class includes the Pietzuch twins, Manuela and Marlena, as well as Boise native Fiona Mok.
MOUNTAIN WEST STANDINGS
Boise State enters the week tied with Fresno State for third place at 4-2. Meanwhile, Nevada finds itself tied for fifth with Wyoming at 3-3, New Mexico is eighth at 1-5.
ITA NATIONAL RANKINGS
In the latest ITA national rankings the Fresno State Bulldogs are the only team ranked, 55th, of the four playing in Boise this weekend.
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QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
The Record: The Broncos are 13-7 overall and 4-2 in MW play. Boise State is coming off a sweep of three conference matches last weekend on the road in Colorado Springs, Colo., where it recorded victories over Colorado State (W 6-1), Wyoming (W 4-3) and Air Force (W 7-0).
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: Boise State is 5-7 away from Boise State this year going 2-4 on the opponents home court and 3-3 at neutral sites. The Broncos are 3-2 on the road in MW play.
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.
Boise State Singles: During the spring team (dual) season Boise State has predominantly used seven individuals for singles. The Broncos are 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 10-10 during duals and 19-13 on the year, while Vo is 11-6 in duals and 16-8 overall. Joining those two are Teal Vosburgh (9-6, 15-12), Morgan Basil who has team-best marks of 15-4 this spring and 22-8 on the year, Megan LaLone (13-5, 21-9), Sammie Watson (12-6, 19-11) and Manuela Pietzuch (6-0, 12-4). The Broncos are a combined 78-37 (.678) in singles matches this spring, all seven of the regulars have records at .500 or above this spring.
Boise State Doubles: Boise State has used nine different doubles teams to date during the dual season with two having played in nearly every match. The Pietzuch sisters have played at No. 1 in every match going 11-8 this spring and 3-3 in conference. Morgan Basil and Sandy Vo have played all but two matches on court two recording a team-best 14-4 record in duals, 3-3 in conference, 12-9 on the year and are 33-14 over the last two seasons. The No. 3 doubles position has seen five different teams this spring. Megan LaLone and Bobbi Oshiro have played together in the last four matches going 4-0, with one win on court two. The Broncos are a combined 39-20 (.661) in doubles matches this spring.
The Coach:Beck Roghaar is in his third season at Boise State where he is 13-7 in 2013 and 38-27 overall, his career mark is the same.
QUICK LOOK AT FRESNO STATE
The Record: The Bulldogs enter the week at 12-7 overall, 4-2 in MW play and 4-6 on the road. Most recently (April 13-14) they lost a pair of close matches in Las Vegas to San Diego State (L 4-3) and UNLV (L 4-3).
Affiliation / ITA Region: Fresno State is a member of the Mountain West Conference and are in the ITA Southwest Region.
ITA Rankings: The Bulldogs are ranked 55th nationally as a team by ITA, but they do not have anyone ranked nationally in singles or doubles.
Leading Fresno State in Singles: Aishwarya Agrawel and Rana Sherif Ahmed have split time on courts one and two. Agrawel is 1-7 at No. 1 singles, 5-5 on court two and 8-15 on the year. Meanwhile, Ahmed is 4-7 on court one, 2-3 at the two and 7-12 overall. The Bulldogs' main No. 3 player has been Melissa McQueen who is 2-2 on court two, 9-5 at No. 3 and 22-12 overall.
Leading the Bulldogs in Doubles: Fresno State has used four different pairs on court one with Agrawel and Bianca Modoc seeing the most time going 3-6, followed by Ahmed and McQueen who are 4-3 at the one and 7-1 on court two.
The Coach: Ryan Stotland is in his first season at Fresno State.
QUICK LOOK AT NEVADA
The Record: The Wolf Pack enters the week at 9-6 overall, 3-3 in MW play and 9-4 on the road. Most recently (April 13-14) Nevada dropped two on the road at Las Vegas where it lost a pair of matches to UNLV (L 6-1) and San Diego State (L 4-3).
Affiliation / ITA Region: Nevada is a member of the Mountain West Conference and are in the ITA Mountain Region with the Broncos.
ITA Rankings: The Wolf Pack are not ranked by ITA as a team, nor do they have anyone ranked nationally in singles or doubles. However, regionally Michelle Okhremchuck is ranked 14th in singles followed by Emma Verberne at No. 15. In doubles the duo of Verberne and Okhremchuck are ranked fourth.
Leading the Wolf Pack in Singles: Their top player this spring has been Okhremchuck who plays on court one where she is 11-4 in duals and 20-7 overall. Verberne plays at No. 2 recording a 13-2 spring record and is 17-5 on the year. Sophie Stevens has seen the most time on court three where she is 5-5 in duals and 11-12 overall.
Leading Nevada in Doubles: Verberne and Okhremchuck are the top doubles team for the Wolf Pack playing on court one where they are 13-2 this spring to go with a 26-4 overall mark on the year. The primary No. 2 doubles team has been Juliette Legendre and Sophie Stevens where they are 9-2 in duals.
The Coach: Guillaume Tonelli is in his second season at Nevada.