Bronco Men's Tennis Plays Tough in 5-2 Loss to No. 6 USC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. The No. 27 ranked Boise State men’s tennis team played a tough dual match against No. 6 University of Southern California, but dropped 5-2 on Saturday afternoon. The Broncos (5-4) dropped their third match in three days but gave the undefeated Trojans (6-0) a good day of matches, picking up two wins in singles play.

In doubles play, the Broncos played all three matches competitively making the Trojans earn their three doubles wins. In the No. 1 doubles match, No. 2 Robert Farah and Kaes Van’t Hof defeated Broncos Paul Koenke and Luke Shields, 8-6. At the No. 2 doubles match, Jack Levis and Gary Sacks topped Steve Robertson and Clancy Shields with a score of 9-8 while Andrew Pitrowski and Jaak Poldma won with the same score over Blake Boswell and Eric Roberson in the No. 3 doubles spot.

In singles play the Broncos were able to pick up two wins. In the No. 3 singles match, No. 69 ranked Brent Werbeck upset No. 43 Gary Sacks, 6-3, 7-6. Koenke earned the second win for the Broncos at the No. 6 spot defeating Daniel Gliner, 7-6, 6-3. In the No. 1 singles match, No. 9 Farah easily defeated No. 47 Luke Shields, 6-2, 6-1. USC’s Van’t Hof won in similar fashion (6-3, 6-2) over No. 19 Clancy Shields in the No. 2 singles match. The Trojans’ Poldma quickly defeated Piotr Dilaj, 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 4 spot while Jason McNaughton earned the Trojans fifth point by defeating No. 65 Roberson, 6-4, 6-1.

The Broncos finished 0-3 on the weekend and now hold a 2-3 record against ITA ranked teams. The tough competition this weekend will help prep BSU for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships that will be held in Seattle, Wash. February 15-18.

Final Results:
February 9, 2008
Los Angeles, Calif.

  1. (#2)Robert Farah/Kaes Van’t Hof (USC) def. Paul Koenke/Luke Shields (BSU), 8-6
  2. Jack Levis/Gary Sacks (USC) def. Steve Robertson/Clancy Shields (BSU), 9-8
  3. Andrew Pitrowski/Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Blake Boswell/Eric Roberson (BSU), 9-8


  1. (#9)Robert Farah (USC) def. (#47)Luke Shields (BSU), 6-2, 6-1
  2. Kaes Van’t Hof (USC) def. (#19)Clancy Shields (BSU), 6-3, 6-2
  3. (#69)Brent Werbeck (BSU) def. (#43)Gary Sacks (USC), 6-3, 7-6
  4. Jaak Poldma (USC) def. Piotr Dilaj (BSU), 6-2, 6-1
  5. Jason McNaughton (USC) def. (#65)Eric Roberson (BSU), 6-4, 6-1
  6. Paul Koenke (BSU) def. Daniel Gliner (USC), 7-6, 6-3

Final Score: USC 5, BSU 2
Boise State Record: 5-4
USC Record: 6-0

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