Underdogs no more — Recent victory over Sacramento State puts women’s tennis team proves advantageous 07.23.2015

Although the Idaho women’s tennis team has had some experience in big matches during senior Sophie Vickers’ four-year career, its most recent victory over Sacramento State in the finals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament was perhaps the most impressive.

New season, same result 05.27.2015

Big Sky Champions come up short in Pac 12 territory The first week of May was likely comprised of studying for finals and packing up for the summer for most Vandals. However, for the Idaho tennis teams, it was comprised of a flight to Southern California and matches with two of the top teams in

Repeating success 05.07.2015

Idaho wins another conference title, this time in Big Sky As it was on its way out the exit door from the WAC, the Idaho men’s tennis team picked up the 2013-2014 WAC Championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Enter 2014-2015, and the Vandals found themselves in the Big Sky Conference with

Senior star rallies to nationals 05.07.2015

Hard work is paying off for senior Cristobal Ramos Salazar Full-time civil engineering student and full-time tennis player, senior Cristobal Ramos Salazar might conclude his final season as a Vandal this weekend at the NCAA Tournament against USC.

Big Sky champions head to LA 04.30.2015

Idaho will play No. 7 seed USC for second straight NCAA Tournament The Idaho men’s tennis team heads back to the NCAA Tournament May 8, and for the second straight year will play in Los Angles against No. 7 USC. The Trojans beat Idaho en route to a national championship last year. It’s a new

Bigger giant for Vandals to slay 04.30.2015

Idaho to open NCAA Tournament in familiar territory The Idaho women’s tennis team anxiously watched the unveiling of the NCAA Tournament bracket Tuesday afternoon. With each passing matchup, the team appeared more anxious. Twenty-four teams’ names came across the screen before the Vandals finally saw who they drew in the first round — the defending

Women’s tennis defeats 13-time conference champions, advances to second consecutive NCAA Tournament 04.27.2015

It took three sets in the final match of the day, but freshman Lucia Badillos defeated Olivia Boija and the Idaho women’s tennis team beat 13-time consecutive champion Sacramento State 4-3 Sunday on the Hornets home court to take the Big Sky Championship. Despite coming off a season in which they ran through the Western

Vandals head to Sac-Town 04.23.2015

The 2013-2014 season ended with a conference championship for the Idaho men’s tennis team — a WAC championship that is. A year later, the Vandals head into the conference championships with high hopes of winning two in a row. This year though, it’s in the tougher Big Sky Conference.

Idaho falls to Broncos, Aggies 04.20.2015

Men’s tennis falls to Boise State, Utah State to close out regular season While the rest of the Big Sky closed out the regular season with conference matches, the Idaho men’s tennis team played its final two games against two nonconference teams and ended up losing both. Boise State (12-15, 4-3 Mountain West) was the

Vandals split weekend 04.20.2015

Idaho now sets sights on second straight conference title Going into the weekend, the Idaho women’s tennis team was one win away from clinching the No. 2 seed and second first-round bye in the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Sacramento, California, this weekend. Thanks to a convincing 6-1 victory on Saturday over Portland State, the

Odon Barta leads Vandals 04.16.2015

Hailing from Budapest, Hungary, Odon Barta leads men’s tennis team It was a long journey to Moscow — a journey that took him from his hometown of Budapest, Hungary, to the U.S. for collegiate tennis with a stop in Texas. Coming to Idaho wasn’t the expected landing place for junior Odon Barta, but both he

Idaho prepares for finale 04.16.2015

Vandals get readyfor final regularseason matches On Feb. 13, the Idaho women’s tennis team made its Big Sky debut against the 13-time defending conference champion Sacramento State Hornets and the Hornets narrowly edged the Vandals 4-3.

Vandals beat down by Eagles 04.16.2015

Idaho loses to Eastern Washington to closeBig Sky play, travels to Boise State, Utah Statefor regular season finale this weekend It wasn’t a good loss by any means. Idaho stood tied with Montana State for second in the Big Sky, but the Vandal men’s tennis team’s loss to Eastern Washington Wednesday dropped Idaho to third

Idaho clinches tournament berth 04.14.2015

Idaho goes 2-0 on seniorday, secures spot in BigSky Tournament The weekend couldn’thave gone much better thanit did for the Idaho men’stennis team. The Vandals beat bothNorth Dakota and Montana,celebrated Senior Day andclinched a spot in the BigSky Tournament. “It was great to get twowins on Senior Day and lockin our conference tournamentspot,” Idaho coach

Vandals tame Grizzlies, Bobcats 04.14.2015

Idaho women’s tennissends three seniors outwith home victories Even in the WAC, the Vandals were familiarwith the Montana Grizzlies. The two teams have faced off in each ofthe last four springs. Each of the matches had been a hard-fought affair, but the Vandalswere always on the losing end, including a 4-3heartbreaker last season.

Matches in Moscow 04.09.2015

For first and only time this season, women’s tennis to play in Moscow For many athletes, competing at home is a common occurrence. For the Idaho women’s tennis team this is not the case. Friday and Sunday at the Memorial Gym tennis courts, the Vandals (10-7 overall, 7-1 Big Sky) will host Montana (6-9, 5-1)

Seniors to celebrate at home 04.09.2015

Men’s tennis hosts Montana and North Dakota in only home matches of season Only five matches remain on the Idaho men’s tennis regular season schedule, but this Saturday will be Vandals’ home opener against two Big Sky foes in Montana (7-7, 6-2 Big Sky) and North Dakota (5-10, 1-8 Big Sky). It will also be

A long way from home 04.02.2015

Bykova is quietly tearing up Big Sky in women’s tennis Dedication is everything when it comes to collegiate athletics, but how many people are willing to dedicate themselves to playing a sport 4,837 miles away from home? Idaho’s No. 1 women’s tennis player Galina Bykova is.

High elevation, better play for Vandals 03.30.2015

Idaho goes into bye week on high note Before last weekend, the Idaho women’s tennis team lost three straight matches, two of which were against nationally ranked teams. Despite those losses, the players said they felt they were going to help in the long run. They may have been right as the Vandals returned to

Splitting Matches 03.30.2015

Idaho loses to Weber State, rebounds with win over Idaho State Big Sky play continued for Idaho over the weekend with two road matches against Weber State and Idaho State Saturday and Sunday respectively. The Vandals weren’t able to pick up a win against the Wildcats of Weber State in Ogden, Utah, falling 5-2, but

Back to Big Sky play 03.26.2015

Men’s tennis prepares for road games against Weber State, Idaho State After going 3-3 over spring break, Idaho men’s tennis is back in action this weekend for two Big Sky road matches against Weber State and Idaho State. Idaho coach Jeff Beaman was not available for comment on the upcoming matches due to a personal

Underdogs no more 03.26.2015

Women’s tennis team back to Big Sky play after tough nonconference stretch Overall, five of the eight wins for the Idaho women’s tennis team on the season have come in conference play, including Weber State’s first home loss March 8. The Vandals will try to improve on that record at Southern Utah Friday and Northern

Idaho finishes break with loss 03.23.2015

After tough nonconference stretch,Idaho returns to Big Sky play The Idaho women’s tennis team didn’t have what many would consider a relaxing spring break. After a winless road trip in California capped off with a 5-2 loss to No. 42 ranked Fresno State March 15, they turned around and were swept by No. 35 Arizona.

Idaho drops one, wins one 03.23.2015

Idaho defeats SouthernUtah for another BSCwin, loses nonconferencematchup to UNLV For its fifth and sixth matches over spring break, Idaho hit the road again to take on Southern Utah in a conference match and a nonconference matchup with UNLV. Already sitting at 3-1 in Big Sky play, the Vandals destroyed Southern Utah 7-0 Thursday. The

Idaho shocked’ by Wichita State, falls to NAU 03.17.2015

Idaho falls to Wichita State and Northern Arizona over break After winning their first two games during spring break, Idaho dropped its next two against No. 46 Wichita State and Northern Arizona.