UI tennis players compete in open tournament
Several Idaho tennis players travelled to Sun Valley over the weekend to compete in the Sun Valley Lyle Pearson Labor Day Championships. Vandal athletes took wins in women’s singles, women’s doubles, and men’s doubles in the USTA open tournament, a non-collegiate event.Idaho junior Vicky Lozano beat Sammie Watson of Boise State 6-1, 6-1, in the women’s final while sophomore Sophie Vickers and junior Bety Flores beat Idaho State 8-4 to claim the doubles final. Freshman Matt Oddonetto won the men’s doubles title 8-2 with Garrett Patton of Boise State.
Men’s 2012 basketball schedule released
Idaho men’s basketball faces Wright State, Montana, Green Bay, UC Davis and Walla Walla University at home while challenging New Mexico, WSU, UTEP and Boise State away before getting into WAC play. “It’s the best schedule we’ve had since I’ve been here, bar none,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “We’ve got some great preseason games, and it really starts with our exhibition games. We have some great early-season home games, and then we go to Washington State, New Mexico and UTEP – those are three very, very good teams to play on the road.”
Women’s 2012 basketball schedule finalized
The 2012 Vandal women’s basketball schedule includes non-conference games against several notable opponents. Idaho has an early game Nov. 11 at Colorado in Boulder before a home stretch against Portland, Montana and Eastern Washington. The Vandals also travel to Washington and Gonzaga before starting the WAC schedule against Seattle Dec. 29 in the Cowan Spectrum. “It’s a great schedule. It’s balanced with good road games but also good home games for our fans to come and see,” Idaho coach Jon Newlee said. “We’ve got a great sampling from each league in our region to see where we are as we go into the WAC.”
WAC football week 1
Four WAC schools won their 2012 season openers over the weekend. New Mexico State opened its season with a convincing 49-19 win over Sacramento State in Las Cruces, N.M. Thursday. The Aggies led 28-10 by halftime before pulling away with three touchdowns in the final quarter. After the first week, New Mexico State quarterback Andrew Manley ranks No. 1 in the nation in passing efficiency with a 248.8 rating. The WAC’s other Aggie team, Utah State, beat Southern Utah 34-3 in its season opener. Tough defense limited the Thunderbirds to a field goal in the second quarter. Two new members to the WAC, Texas State and Texas-San Antonio also came out with wins over the weekend while Idaho and San Jose State lost. La. Tech did not play.