Broncos Bounce Back with 5-2 Win Over William and Mary The No. 29-ranked Boise State men's tennis team bounced back from their loss to No. 1-ranked Virginia on Saturday to pick up a weekend split by defeating No. 67-ranked William and Mary on Sunday morning. The Broncos (6-4) earned a 5-2 victory over th
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.The No. 29-ranked BoiseState men’s tennis team bounced back from their loss to No. 1-ranked Virginia on Saturday to pick up a weekend split by defeating No. 67-ranked William and Mary on Sunday morning. The Broncos (6-4) earned a 5-2 victory over the Tribe (10-8) at the McCormack-NagelsenTennisCenter.
Coach Greg Patton calls winning the doubles point “a must” if the team plans to win the overall match and the Broncos did just that fighting off the Tribe to clinch the doubles point.
Broncos Blane Shields and Matt Solomon picked up the first doubles win in the No. 3 spot, defeating Varun Pandit and Ben Wirth, 8-2. The Tribe evened the playing field with an 8-5 win in the No. 2 doubles match by Dominic Pagon and Ilja Orre over Clancy Shields and Stanley Sarapanich. BoiseState’s Kean Feeder and James Meredith were able to boost the Broncos’ confidence going into single by picking up a 9-8 (6) win over Keziel Juneau and Sebastian Vidal in the No. 1 doubles match to clinch the doubles point for the Broncos.
In singles play, the Broncos were able to go up 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-3 win by No. 57-ranked Feeder over Marwan Ramadan in the No. 2 singles slot. William and Mary answered back with a 6-4, 6-2 win by Vidal over BoiseState’s Cristian Hodel in the No. 4 singles match to bring the team score to a close 2-1 lead for the Broncos. BoiseState’s Meredith picked up a 7-6, 6-4 win over Pagon in the No. 3 spot while No. 62-ranked Clancy Shields held on for a 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 win over Juneau in the No. 1 match to help the Broncos to a 4-1 team lead and clinch the team title. The Tribe’s Orre was able to defeat Sarapanich, 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 in the No. 5 singles match to bring William and Mary to two team points. BoiseState’s Solomon wouldn’t let the Tribe earn any more points, holding off Wirth for a 6-7, 6-1, 7-6 win in the No. 6 spot.
The Broncos earned their fifth win over a nationally ranked team on Sunday. BoiseState will now prepare for a slew of home matches over the next three weeks. Their first weekend will consist of duals between the University of Idaho as well as the University of Utah. The Broncos will take on the Vandals in doubles play only on Fri., Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. They will continue with singles play on Sat., Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. and will follow with an afternoon match against the Utes at 1 p.m. All matches will be played at the BoasTennisCenter and admission is free to the public.