Skinner Named Verizon Wireless WAC Tennis Player of the Week

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            BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men's tennis player Harry Skinner earned top Western Athletic Conference honors, Tuesday (Feb. 9), as he was named the Verizon Wireless WAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week for Feb. 1-7.

            This marks the first such honor for Skinner, who is a recent transfer to Boise State from Arizona State University. Skinner, a senior from London, England, earned wins in both of his doubles and singles matches in his Bronco debut last Saturday (Feb. 6) against Utah State and Weber State.

            Skinner teamed up with James Meredith as the Broncos' No. 1 doubles team, where they earned critical wins over Utah State's Jakob Asplund and Bryan Marchant, 8-6, and Weber State's Sascha Kiehne and Simon Unger, 8-7 (10-8). Skinner also earned a big come-from-behind win over USU's Sven Poslusny, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 2 singles position, which helped propel Boise State to a 4-3 win over the Aggies.

            The Broncos have this week off as they prepare for a road trip to Palo Alto, Calif. to face Stanford on Feb. 19 (Friday) at 1:30 p.m.

Other male nominees included: Fresno State's David Ayoun remained undefeated through the spring, picking up a pair of wins at No. 5 singles ... Leo Rosenberg of Hawai'i went 3-0 at No. 4 singles and 1-2 at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles last week ... Idaho's Stanislav Glukhov went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles play as Idaho went 2-1 on the week ... Amit Maharaj of Utah State went 2-0 at No. 5 singles and 1-1 at No. 2 doubles last week.