Bronco Men's Tennis Heads to Great Northwest Shootout in Seattle

The No. 30-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team hits the road this weekend for their second road trip of the 2009 season. The Broncos (3-3) will head up to Seattle, Wash., to participate in the University of Washington’s “Great Northwest Shootout” at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Also participating will be No. 39-ranked Washington (4-2) and No. 71-ranked Oklahoma (2-0).


SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific):
Friday, Feb. 6 4 pm Washington vs. Oklahoma
Saturday, Feb. 7 2 pm Boise State vs. Oklahoma
Sunday, Feb. 8 12 pm Boise State vs. Washington



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The Broncos are coming off a 0-2 weekend after hosting No. 11 Stanford, No. 29 Vanderbilt and No. 31 Auburn in the ITA National Team Qualifying tournament. The Broncos first fell to Stanford, 6-1, on Saturday and followed with a tough, 4-3, loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday. They are on a three-match losing streak after dropping a tough, 6-1, match to No. 4 UCLA two weeks ago.

The Broncos enter the weekend as the highest-ranked team of the three competing in the Great Northwest Shootout. They boast No. 22-ranked Clancy Shields, No. 85-ranked Stanley Sarapanich and No. 90-ranked Kean Feeder as half of their powerful line-up. Feeder leads the team in singles records with a 5-1 record while also posting a 4-2 doubles record with partner James Meredith who holds a 4-2 singles record. Shields also holds a 4-2 singles record and a 3-3 doubles record with Sarapanich.


The Oklahoma Sooners enter the weekend with a perfect 2-0 record on the season. The No. 71-ranked team has earned two perfect 7-0 wins, the first over Texas-Pan American and the second being Oral Roberts. Oklahoma has three nationally ranked singles players: No. 44 Andrei Daescu, No. 76 Sergey Avdeyev and No. 121 Ionut Beleleu.


The Washington Huskies enter the weekend with a 4-2 record and are coming off a 1-1 record at their ITA National Team Qualifying regional in Athens, Ga. There they earned a 6-1 win over Indiana in the first round and followed with a tough 4-2 loss to No. 3-ranked Georgia. The Huskies have also picked up 7-0 wins over Eastern Washington, University of Portland and No. 68-ranked San Francisco this season. Their only other loss this season was to No. 1-ranked Ohio State, 6-1. No Huskies currently sit in the nation’s top ITA singles or doubles rankings heading into the Great Northwest Shootout.




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