Broncos Fall 4-3 to Vanderbilt in Day Two of ITA Regional

BOISE, Idaho The No. 26-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team was unable to stop No. 29-ranked Vanderbilt in the second day of the ITA National Team Indoor first and second rounds, falling to 0-2 on the weekend. The Broncos (3-3) couldn’t hold off the Commodores (1-1), 4-3 win, dropping the doubles point and three singles matches on Sunday afternoon at the Boise Racquet and Swim Club.


In doubles play, Clancy Shields and Stanley Sarapanich made a quick win out of Bryant Salcedo and Nick Cromydas, winning at the No. 2 spot, 8-3. In the No. 1 match, Adam Baker and Alex Zotov picked up an 8-6 win over Kean Feeder and James Meredith to tie up the team race at one point apiece. With the Broncos up 7-4 in the No. 3 doubles match, it looked as if Boise State was going to clinch the doubles point. However, the Commodores were able to earn a come back, forcing the match to an 8-8 tie and forcing a match deciding tie break. Charlie Jones and Alex DiValerio were able to pull off the 9-8 (9-7) nailbiter of a match over Blane Shields and Matt Solomon to help Vanderbilt clinch the doubles point.


In singles play, No. 90-ranked Feeder quickly tied up the team score to 1-1 when he downed Cromydas, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 2 match. Zotov put the Dores ahead again with a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 85-ranked Sarapanich in the No. 5 spot. Vanderbilt was then able to go up 3-1 when Salcedo upended No. 22-ranked Clancy Shields, 6-4, 6-1, in the No. 1 singles match. Boise State’s James Meredith brought the Broncos back into the game with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Vijay Paul at the No. 3 spot. Vanderbilt was able to clinch the match point in the No. 6 singles match when Jones defeated Blane Shields 6-4, 6-4. Boise State’s Cristian Hodel finished out the match for the Broncos on a high note, winning a back-and-forth battle over Baker in the No. 4 spot. Hodel earned a 6-3, 6-7, 10-4 win to bring the final match score to a 4-3 win for Vanderbilt.


The Broncos will prepare to head to Seattle where they will take on Oklahoma and Washington in dual matches. Boise State will first take on the Sooners at 2 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 7 and will follow with a Sun., Feb. 8 match against the Huskies at 12 noon.


Tennis Match Results

Vanderbilt University vs Boise State University

Feb 01, 2009 at Boise, Idaho


#29 Vanderbilt University 4, #26 Boise State University 3


 Singles competition

1. Bryant Salcedo (VAND) def. #22 Clancy Shields (BSU) 6-4, 6-1

2. #90 Kean Feeder (BSU) def. Nick Cromydas (VAND) 6-1, 6-2

3. James Meredith (BSU) def. Vijay Paul (VAND) 6-3, 6-2

4. Cristian Hodel (BSU) def. Adam Baker (VAND) 6-3, 6-7, 10-4

5. Alex Zotov (VAND) def. #85 Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) 6-2, 6-2

6. Charlie Jones (VAND) def. Blane Shields (BSU) 6-4, 6-4


 Doubles competition

1. Adam Baker/Alex Zotov (VAND) def. Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) 8-6

2. Clancy Shields/Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) def. Bryant Salcedo/Nick Cromydas (VAND) 8-3

3. Charlie Jones/Alex DiValerio (VAND) def. Blane Shields/Matt Solomon (BSU) 9-8 (9-7)


Match Notes:

Vanderbilt University 1-1; National ranking #29

Boise State University 3-3; National ranking #26

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,5,1,3,6,4)

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