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Women’s tennis looks to start the season strong

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The women’s tennis team is back on the courts and their season is underway.

“We are really excited; we have worked really hard this fall,” senior Sandy Vo said. “We are just plugging away and we are super excited where this team can take us; we are just ready to go.”

The Broncos are expecting big things this season.

“We are looking forward to this season being a breakout season for us,” head coach Beck Roghaar said. “We are looking to take a big jump forward and start our ascension into the national rankings to get the program where we think it can be.”

Boise State has begun the season on a high note, going 4-1 through their first five matches.

“I see this team winning the conference championship,” Roghaar said. “The sky is the limit for this team with their personality, work ethic and the way they are all on the same page with what we want this year.”

The Broncos pride themselves on their work ethic and believe it will pay off during the spring season.

“We worked extremely hard this fall and the girls have been dedicated on what path we want to go down,” Vo said. “We are just really committed on where we want to go.”

Boise State has been emphasizing a few new things this season, one of which is making sure they don’t get outworked.

“This year we have really emphasized competing,” Vo said. “We are out there fighting our hearts out and we are fighting for ourselves and each other.”

Everyone on the team has bought into winning and they know they will be a force to be reckoned with.

“The sky is the limit for this team,” said sophomore Teal Vosburgh. “My expectations are so high because I know we can achieve everything we put our minds too.”

The Broncos are one of the favorites in the Mountain West and this is due to their experience. Boise State returns eight players from last year’s team.

“It’s wonderful to have the core group of players from last year’s team come back,” Roghaar said. “It definitely adds an element of leadership and familiarity.”

Boise State will look to continue their winning ways when they host Utah on Saturday.

“We want to be a blue collar tough team who competes like no other team in the country,” Roghaar said. “The process that we are focusing on is making this team the toughest, most mentally prepared team in the country and the girls are on their way to doing that.”

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Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watches sports, movies, plays video games, and owns people in ping pong.