Broncos Improve to 2-0 After Defeating No. 62 UC Santa Barbara, 6-1

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. The 37th-ranked Boise State men’s tennis continued their perfect start to the 2009 season on Saturday afternoon, picking up a 6-1 victory over 62nd-ranked University of California Santa Barbara. The Broncos, who improved to 2-0 on the season, swept the doubles matches and won five of six singles matches to defeat the 2008 Big West champions on their home court.


In the No. 2 doubles match, seniors Stanley Sarapanich and Clancy Shields were the first to earn a win for the Broncos, topping Alex Konigsfeldt and Josh Finkelstein, 8-1. The No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches looked to favor UCSB early on, but Kean Feeder and James Meredith came back from a 3-0 deficit to win eight straight games to top Scott Hohenstein and Philip Therp, 8-3, in the No. 1 spot. Blane Shields and Matt Solomon came back from a 4-1 deficit, to win 8-6 over Nick Caledonia and Taylor Chavez-Goggin in the No. 3 match.


With the sweep of the doubles matches, Boise State went up 1-0 in the team standings. Freshman Cristian Hodel helped to make that a 2-0 lead when he made quick work of Max Taylor in the No. 3 spot, winning 6-2, 6-2. Blane Shields finished shortly after with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Devin Nerenberg in the No. 6 spot, while Meredith earned a 6-0, 6-3 win over Chavez-Goggin in the No. 4 spot to clinch the Broncos’ team win with a 4-0 team score.


Battling to a 6-3, 3-6 (14-12) match, No. 86-ranked Sarapanich was unable to hold of Hohenstein in the No. 5 spot, giving the Gauchos their only win of the day.


The Broncos fought to earn their final two points with No. 22-ranked Clancy Shields defeating Therp, 5-7, 6-3 (10-7) in the No. 1 spot. In the No. 2 spot, No. 90-ranked Feeder battled to a 6-4, 4-6 (10-8) win over Konigsfeldt to give the Broncos a 6-1 team win.


The Broncos continue their Southern California tour when they travel to Malibu, Calif., to take on No. 14-ranked Pepperdine on Sunday at 2 p.m. (Mountain Time). The Broncos finish their trip on Tuesday when they face No. 4-ranked UCLA in Los Angeles.



#37 Boise State at #62 UC Santa Barbara

Boise State 6, UCSB 1

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Campus Recreation Courts
1. Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) defeated Scott Hohenstein/Philip Therp (UCSB) 8-3
2. Stanley Sarapanich/Clancy Shields (BSU) defeated Josh Finkelstein/Alex Konigsfeldt (UCSB) 8-1
3. Blane Shields/Matt Solomon (BSU) defeated Nick Caledonia/Taylor Chavez-Goggin (UCSB) 8-6

1. Clancy Shields (BSU) defeated Philip Therp (UCSB) 5-7, 6-3, 10-7
2. Kean Feeder (BSU) defeated Alex Konigsfeldt (UCSB) 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
3. Cristian Hodel (BSU) defeated Max Taylor (UCSB) 6-2, 6-2
4. James Meredith (BSU) defeated Taylor Chavez-Goggin (UCSB) 6-0, 6-3
5. Scott Hohenstein (UCSB) defeated Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) 6-3, 3-6, 14-12
6. Blane Shields (BSU) defeated Devin Nerenberg (UCSB) 6-3, 6-1


Boise State 2-0

UCSB 0-1

Doubles Finish: 2,1,3

Singles Finish: 3,6,4,5,1,2

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