No. 30-ranked Broncos Defeat Host Washington, 4-3, in Great Northwest Shootout

SEATTLE The No. 30-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team completed a perfect weekend at the Great Northwest Shootout hosted by the University of Washington, defeating the host team in their second of two matches on the weekend. The Broncos (5-3) earned their second 4-3 win of the weekend on Sunday, defeating the No. 39-ranked Huskies (5-3) at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Their first win of the weekend came in a 4-3 decision over Oklahoma on Saturday.


The Broncos clinched the doubles point by winning at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. Kean Feeder and James Meredith were the first to pick up a win for the Broncos, defeating Martin Kildahl and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, 8-5, in the top doubles match. Stanley Sarapanich and Clancy Shields finished shortly after in the No. 2 match, clinching the doubles point after an 8-5 defeat over Derek Drabble and Patrik Fischer.


Washington was able to pick up one win in the doubles competition with Tobi Obenaus and Brad Bator defeating Freddy Walsh and Blane Shields, 8-5, in the No. 3 match.


The Huskies were able to tie up the team score at 1-1, with David Chu defeating Blane Shields, 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 6 singles match. Nedunchezhiyan put the Huskies up by one point over Boise State after upsetting No. 22-ranked Clancy Shields, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles match. Boise State’s No. 90-ranked Feeder tied up the team score at 2-2 when he defeated Fischer, 7-6, 6-2 in the No. 2 match.


Washington was able to go up to a 3-2 lead over the Broncos when Kildahl snuck past Meredith in the No. 3 match, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.


With the Huskies holding the team title advantage, the Broncos were able to dig deep and pick up crucial three-set wins at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots to clinch the team title.


No. 85-ranked Sarapanich was the first to finish, tying the team score at 3-3. The senior defeated Obenaus, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in the No. 5 match. Boise State freshman Cristian Hodel was able to stay aggressive and earn a 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 win at the No. 4 spot over Drabble to clinch the team title.


The Broncos continue their season on Sat., Feb. 21 when they head to the University of Virginia, followed by a Feb. 22 match at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Their next home match will be on Feb. 27 against the University of Idaho.


Tennis Match Results

Boise State University vs Washington

Feb 08, 2009 at Seattle, Wash.


#30 Boise State University 4, #39 Washington 3


 Singles competition

1. J. Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. #22 Clancy Shields (BSU) 6-3, 6-4

2. #90 Kean Feeder (BSU) def. Patrik Fischer (UW) 7-6, 6-2

3. Martin Kildahl (UW) def. James Meredith (BSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

4. Cristian Hodel (BSU) def. Derek Drabble (UW) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6

5. #85 Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) def. Tobi Obenaus (UW) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

6. David Chu (UW) def. Blane Shields (BSU) 6-2, 6-0


 Doubles competition

1. Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) def. Martin Kildahl/J. Nedunchezhiyan (UW) 8-5

2. Stanley Sarapanich/Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Derek Drabble/Patrik Fischer (UW) 8-5

3. Tobi Obenaus/Brad Bator (UW) def. Freddy Walsh/Blane Shields (BSU) 8-5


Match Notes:

Boise State University 5-3; National ranking #30

Washington 5-3; National ranking #39

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


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