No. 37 Broncos Knock Off No. 14 Pepperdine, 6-1, in Malibu

MALIBU, Calif. The 37th-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team pulled a big upset win on the road at 14th-ranked Pepperdine on Sunday afternoon, downing the Waves, 6-1, on their own Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center courts.


The Broncos (3-0) began their victory by capturing the doubles-point in wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Seniors Clancy Shields and Stanley Sarapanich made easy work of Mahmoud Kamel and Alex Llompart, winning the No. 2 doubles match, 8-1. Junior Blane Shields and freshman Matt Solomon snagged the second doubles win at No. 3 in an 8-6 win over Stuart Keplar and Alex Moreno.


Pepperdine’s No. 45-ranked Bassam Beidas and Omar Altmann defeated Boise State’s Kean Feeder and James Meredith in the No. 1 spot, 8-5.


Boise State went up 2-0 as a team when Meredith captured the first singles win of the day at No. 3 singles, winning No. 58 Mohmoud Kamel, 6-2, 6-2.


Pepperdine’s Alex Llompart had the lone win on Saturday for the Waves, winning at No. 4 in a 6-3, 6-3 decision over Cristian Hodel.


The Broncos surged back with Blane Shields picking up a 7-5, 6-1 win over Danny Moss in the No. 6 spot and with Sarapanich clinching the team title at the No. 5 spot in a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 win over Hugh Clarke.


With the team title clinched, the Broncos looked to win out the remaining games and No. 22 Clancy Shields was the first to follow suit with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 victory over No. 122 Bassam Beidas. Clinching the 6-1 Bronco victory, No. 90-ranked Feeder fought off No. 51 Omar Altmann in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) match.


Boise State will round out their Southern California trip at No. 4-ranked UCLA on Tuesday in a 2 p.m. (Mountain Time) match at the L.A. Tennis Center. The Broncos host the ITA National Indoor Qualifying tournament on Jan. 31-Feb.1, at the Boise Racquet and Tennis Club. Their first match will take place on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m.


Tennis Match Results: Boise State University vs Pepperdine
(Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center)


#37 Boise State University 6, #14 Pepperdine 1


Singles competition
1. #22 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. #122 Bassam Beidas (PEP) 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
2. #90 Kean Feeder (BSU) def. #51 Omar Altmann (PEP) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6)
3. Alex Llompart (PEP) def. Christian Hodel (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
4. James Meredith (BSU) def. #58 Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) 6-2, 6-2
5. Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) def. Hugh Clarke (PEP) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
6. Blane Shields (BSU) def. Danny Moss (PEP) 7-5, 6-1


Doubles competition
1. #45 Bassam Beidas/Omar Altmann (PEP) def. Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) 8-5
2. Clancy Shields/Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) def. Mahmoud Kamel/Alex Llompart (PEP) 8-1
3. Blane Shields/Matt Solomon (BSU) def. Stuart Keplar/Alex Moreno (PEP) 8-6


Match Notes:
Doubles Finish (2,1,3)
Singles Finish (4,3,6,5,1,2,)

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