The first day of the Jack Taylor Classic was a series of wins by the women’s tennis team. The women went a combined 18-2 in singles and 7-3 in doubles matches.
The Broncos advanced nine Broncos to the singles quarterfinals in their respective flights.
Senior Marlena Pietzuch, Junior Sandy Vo, Junior Morgan Basil, Freshman Teal Vosburgh, Sophomore Sammie Watson, Freshman Megan LaLone, Maunela Pietzuch, Freshman Bobbi Oshiro, and Senior Fiona Mok were all undefeated heading into the second day of competition.
In the singles “Blue Flight” five all five Broncos went undefeated on Friday and have advanced to the quarterfinals, concluding competition 9-0.
The doubles competition was yet another success with Vo and Pietzuch winning the Blue Flight, while Basil and Watson also came away with two wins to reach the semifinals.
The ladies advanced two Broncos in singles and two doubles teams to Sunday’s championship matches.
Pietzuch and LaLone will be the two Broncos competing in the three singles title matches. In addition, Vo and Pietzuch as well as Oshiro and LaLone reached the championships in their doubles flights
Pietzuch advanced to the championship match of the singles Blue Flight with two straight-set victories. She will face Utah State’s Mackenzie Davis at 9:30 a.m. in the title match Sunday morning at the Appleton Tennis Center.
LaLone adavances to the third day of competition with a pair of wins Saturday over Kendall Heitzner from Colorado State (6-1, 6-0) in the quarterfinals followed by a tough three-set (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) win in the semis over Montana State’s Paulina Lopez. LaLone will face against Laurence Pelchat from Montana for the flight championship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the Appleton Tennis Center.
In doubles Vo and Pietzuch defeated the team of Precious Gbadamosi and Ashley Mackey from Montana 8-5 to advance to Sunday’s Blue Flight championship match against Utah State’s duo of Mackenzie Davis and Jaci West. Sundays match will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.
In doubles Oshiro and LaLone defeated Utah State’s Julie Tukuafu and Amber Stuhlmann, 8-5. Oshiro and LaLone will face Montana’s Maddy Murray and Mackenzie Rozell in a match that will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.
In doubles Vosburgh and Pietzuch advanced to the Orange Flight’s consolation championship match when they defeated Montana State’s Wena Tsan and Liana Bates 8-6 in the quarterfinals, followed by a 8-4 win in the semis over Jennifer Weissmann and Mollie Cooper from Colorado State. Vosburgh and Pietzuch will face Seattle’s Gabriella Weissmann and Sarah Lucas at 11:30 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.
After the first two days of play the Broncos have a combined record of 25-10 in singles and 12-5 in doubles. The final rounds of matches for the tournament will start at 8:30 a.m. at both the Appleton Tennis Center at Boise State and at Timberline High School.