Broncos Hold Off Oklahoma for 4-3 Win in First Day of Great Northwest Shootout

SEATTLE In a marathon of a tennis match, the No. 30-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team took on the No. 71-ranked University of Oklahoma in their first match of the Great Northwest Shootout hosted by the University of Washington on Saturday. The Broncos (4-3) were able to hold off the Sooners (2-2) and earn a 4-3 win at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.


Oklahoma was able to earn the first win of the day by picking up the No. 1 doubles match with Sergey Avdeyev and Ionut Beleleu defeating Kean Feeder and James Meredith, 8-4. However, the Broncos earned the crucial doubles point by winning at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. Clancy Shields and Stanley Sarapanich were able to even up the doubles matches with an 8-6 win over Andrei Daescu and Blake Boswell in the No. 2 spot, leaving the No. 3 doubles match as the decider for the doubles point. Broncos Blane Shields and Freddy Walsh came through for their team, clinching the doubles point with a 9-7 victory over David Pultr and George Chanturia in the No. 3 doubles match.


In singles play, No. 22-ranked Clancy Shields was able to put the Broncos up 2-0 in the team standings after making quick work of No. 44-ranked Daescu, 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match.


OU’s Pultr narrowed the team standings to a 2-1 Bronco lead after defeating Boise State’s Cristian Hodel, 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 4 match.


The Broncos answered back with Meredith earning a 6-4, 6-3 win in the No. 3 spot over No. 121-ranked Beleleu, bringing the team score to 3-1. In the No. 2 match, No. 90-ranked Feeder was able to clinch the match for the Broncos with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win over No. 76-ranked Avdeyev.


Oklahoma narrowed the team score to a 4-2 after former Bronco Blake Boswell earned a 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 win over Blane Shields in the No. 6 spot. Chanturia brought the final team score to 4-3 in favor of the Broncos after defeating No. 85-ranked Sarapanich, 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 in the No. 5 singles match.


The Broncos continue play at the Great Northwest Shootout on Sunday in a 12 noon match against host and No. 39-ranked Washington.


Tennis Match Results

Oklahoma vs Boise State University

Feb 07, 2009 at Seattle, Wash.


#30 Boise State University 4, #71 Oklahoma 3


 Singles competition

1. #22 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. #44 Andrei Daescu (OU) 6-0, 6-1

2. #90 Kean Feeder (BSU) def. #76 Sergey Avdeyev (OU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

3. James Meredith (BSU) def. #121 Ionut Beleleu (OU) 6-4, 6-3

4. David Pultr (OU) def. Cristian Hodel (BSU) 6-2, 6-3

5. George Chanturia (OU) def. #85 Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

6. Blake Boswell (OU) def. Blane Shields (BSU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4


 Doubles competition

1. Sergey Avdeyev/Ionut Beleleu (OU) def. Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) 8-4

2. Clancy Shields/Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) def. Andrei Daescu/Blake Boswell (OU) 8-6

3. Blane Shields/Freddy Walsh (BSU) def. David Pultr/George Chanturia (OU) 9-7


Match Notes:

Oklahoma 2-2; National ranking #71

Boise State University 4-3; National ranking #30

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

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