Boise State women’s tennis team (4-0, 0-0 in MWC) on Sunday at Boas Tennis Center proved without a shadow of a doubt that they are the best tennis program in the state of Idaho, beating their bitter rivals the Idaho Vandals 7-0 and winning the Battle of Idaho.
The women did have a marginally tougher time with this match then they did against Idaho State on Friday, but they showed why this roster from top to bottom is full of great talent.
The doubles team of juniors Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil started it off for the Broncos by recording the first victory of the day, defeating Idaho’s Constance Alexander and Belen Barcenilla 8-1. This duo remains undefeated on the season in doubles action.
However, the Vandals made it interesting early when Idaho’s Bety Flores and Alejandra Lozano defeated Boise State’s team of sophomore Sammie Watson and freshman Megan LaLone. It was a hard fought 8-5 loss for the Broncos.
Despite the loss, the Broncos would rebound when seniors Marlena and Manuela Pietzuch defeated the team of Victoria Lozano and Almudena Sanz 8-5. Like Vo and Basil, the Pietzuch sisters are undefeated on the season in doubles
The singles completion is where the ladies really thrived as the Broncos won all six of their contests in straight sets.
Starting it off for the Broncos was Basil who breezed past Alexander 6-0, 6-2. Next was Watson who had little trouble dispatching of Lozano 6-3, 6-0.
Freshman Teal Vosburgh continued the Broncos’ streak by dismantling Belen Barcenilla 6-1, 6-1.
Vo rode her momentum over this past week as the Mountain West’s Player of the Week by defeating Almudena Sanz 6-1,6-3. Marlena Pietzuch won 6-4, 6-2 over Victoria Lozano.
The Broncos will hit the road next with games against Utah State and BYU in Logan and Provo, Utah.