Broncos Remain Perfect

SANTA CLARA, Calif. The Boise State University men’s tennis team improved its season record to 4-0 with a 5-2 victory over Santa Clara University, Sunday.


Luke Shields pushed his record to a perfect 4-0 mark in dual match play when he defeated Jan Macek, 3-6, 6-3 and 6-1. This is the second consecutive match Shields has dropped the opening set before coming back to win the match.


Playing in the number three position for the first time this season, Blake Boswell earned the victory over Jay Wong in straight sets 6-4 and 6-2 to collect the match point for the Broncos.


Steve Robertson, now 2-0 in dual matches, beat Bobby Rasmussen 7-6 and 6-2 at the number five position to capture yet another point for Boise State.


Stanley Sarapanich collected his first victory as a Bronco when he ousted Tommy Hicks 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4 in the number six spot.


Boise State also won the doubles point to collect five match points on the afternoon. Shields and Sarapanich defeated Blane Shields and Kevin McQuaid 9-8. Meanwhile Boswell and Roberson defeated Rasmussen and Macek in the number two doubles position also by the score of 9-8.


Playing in the number two position for the first time in his Boise State career, Eric Roberson fell to Brian Brogan 4-6, 6-4 and 7-5. Brent Werbeck also lost in singles play as he was defeated by Robert Gallman 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4.


The doubles team of Werbeck and Robertson could not overcome Brogan and Gallman as they fell to the team from Santa Clara 8-6.


Next Boise State will face the University of San Diego on Feb. 3 and San Diego State Feb. 4 with both matches being held in San Diego, Calif.




Boise State wins 5-2 over Santa Clara

Doubles Results (Order of finish)
No. 1 Luke Shields/Stanley Sarapanich def. Blane Shields/Kevin McQuaid 9-8 (8-6) (2)
No. 2 Blake Boswell/Eric Roberson def. Bobby Rasmussen/Jan Macek 9-8 (7-3) (3)
No. 3 Brian Brogan/Robert Gallman def. Brent Werbeck/Steve Robertson 8-6 (1)

Singles Results (Order of finish)
No. 1 (No. 15) Luke Shields def. Jan Macek 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 (4)
No. 2 Brian Brogan def. Eric Roberson 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 (6)
No. 3 Blake Boswell def. Jay Wong 6-4, 6-2 (1)
No. 4 Robert Gallman def. Brent Warbeck 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 (5)
No. 5 Steve Robertson def. Bobby Rasmussen  7-6 (7-5), 6-2 (2)
No. 6 Stanley Sarapanich def. Tommy Hicks 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 (3)

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