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Women’s tennis team earns third victory of the season with yet another sweep

Cody Finney / The Arbiter

By Brandon Walton

The Boise State women’s tennis team (3-0, 0-0 in MW) started the Battle of Idaho with a bang with a 7-0 crushing of in-state rival Idaho State at the Boas Indoor
Tennis Center.

The Bengals never had a chance in this contest as the Broncos were firing on all cylinders in the early going and never relented.

The twin sister team of seniors Manuela and Marlena Pietzuch started it off in doubles for the Broncos with a dominating 8-1 victory over Tegtmeier and Boeckmann in the No. 1 spot.

Following their victory the team of juniors Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil were unstoppable in their 8-0 victory in the No. 2 match. The final doubles team of junior Anissa Bryant-Swift and freshman Megan LaLone earned a hard fought 8-4 victory over Tangarife and Theus in the No. 3 match. Their victory made the Broncos perfect in doubles on the night and on the spring
season so far.

Singles competition would prove to be no different, as the Broncos continued to roll in a big way. The top singles spot for the Broncos’ Marlena Pietzuch rolled past Kasey Bacon in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. Vo, the Broncos’ second spot in singles play, continued to ride her streak of momentum with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Madelyn Weltzin.

Vo is now undefeated in both singles and doubles play on the spring season and is riding high from being named Mountain West Player of the Week last week.

The Broncos’ women’s tennis team got straight set victories from the rest of their talented roster. Freshman Teal Vosburgh cruised past  Marian Tangarife with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at the No. 3 spot. Basil got off to a roll against Svenja Tegtemeier with a first set victory 6-2 and had a little bit of a tougher time in the second set but was able to take care of business winning the match 6-2, 7-5 at No. 4. Watson couldn’t be stopped with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Laura Theus at the No.5 spot. Finally LaLone closed out the shut out of the Bengals with a 6-3, 6-1 over Wiebke Boeckmann at the No. 6 spot.

This is the Broncos’ third consecutive shut out of the season, as they sit nicely at a 3-0 record to begin their spring season.

The women’s next home match is not until Friday, March 8 against Eastern Washington.