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Men's Tennis Hosts No. 12 Stanford, No. 27 Vanderbilt and No. 29 Auburn in ITA National Team Indoor First and Second Rounds

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WHAT’S HAPPENING:
The 37th-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team is hosting three nationally ranked teams in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor First and Second rounds. Boise State will welcome No. 12 Stanford, No. 27 Vanderbilt and No. 29 Auburn to the Boise Racquet and Swim Club for their matches on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

 

The Broncos are one of 60 teams competing in the event over 15 different host sites.Each site hosts a four-team tournament and the 15 schools that win both of their matches at these events will be invited to play in the Feb. 13-16 ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the Univ. of Wisconsin.

 

SCHEDULE:
At the Boise Racquet and Swim Club

Saturday - 11:00 am Auburn vs. Vanderbilt

Saturday - 4:00 pm Stanford vs. Boise State

Sunday - 10:00 am - Consolation match (Loser Match 1 vs. Loser Match 2)

Sunday - 1:00 pm - Championship match (Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2)

Admission is free to the public.

 

FOLLOW THE ACTION:
Results for each match will be posted at:
http://www.broncosports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=48593&SPID=4069&DB_OEM_ID=9900&ATCLID=3655219

 

BOISE STATE:
The No. 37-ranked Boise State Broncos enter the weekend with a 3-1 record, coming off their first loss of the season, 6-1, to No. 4 UCLA. In the past week, however, the Broncos knocked-off No. 14 Pepperdine, 6-1.

 

Three Broncos currently sit in the nation’s top-100 in singles rankings. Senior Clancy Shields leads the way, holding the No. 22 spot. Shields boasts a 4-0 singles record at the No. 1 spot this season. Senior Stanley Sarapanich is the next ranked Bronco, holding the No. 85 spot in the nation’s singles rankings. Senior Kean Feeder rounds out the ranked Broncos, sitting at No. 90 in the nation. Feeder holds a 3-1 record at the No. 2 singles spot for Boise State while also holding a 3-1 doubles record with partner James Meredith this spring.

 

No Boise State doubles teams are currently in the national rankings which were released Jan. 6, 2009.

 

AUBURN:
The Auburn Tigers enter the weekend ranked No. 29 in the nation and currently have no dual matches under their belts. The Tigers played in the Auburn Spring Classic, Jan. 23-25, for their only competition of the spring season. The Tigers have one singles team and two doubles teams in the national standings. Alexey Tsyrenov sits at No. 48 in the singles rankings and is joined by Tim Puetz to hold the No. 10 doubles spot in the nation. Lukas Marsoun and Alexander Stamchev sit close behind with a No. 19 rank.

 

STANFORD:
The No. 12-ranked Stanford Cardinal enter the weekend with one match under their belts. The Cardinal faced Sacramento State on Tuesday, earning a 7-0 win at home over the Hornets. Stanford has three nationally ranked singles players to look for this weekend, including: No. 16 Bradley Klahn, No. 33 Alex Clayton and No. 62 Richard Wire.  

 

VANDERBILT:
Entering the weekend ranked No. 27 in the nation, Vanderbilt has only one ranked doubles team. Adam Baker and Alex Zotov sit at No. 32 in the nation to lead the Commodores. Vanderbilt’s match against Auburn will be their first of the 2009 spring season.