Bronco James Meredith Picks Up First Career WAC Tennis Player of the Week Honor

Denver - Boise State's James Meredith has been named Western Athletic Conference Tennis Player of the Week, for Feb. 16-22, picking up his first career WAC award.


Meredith, a freshman from Christ Church, New Zealand, pulled out a monumental 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 upset over Michael Shabaz of No. 1 Virginia. Shabaz is currently ranked as the No. 12 player in the nation. The freshman also defeated Dominic Pagon of No. 67 William and Mary to aid in Boise State's 5-2 win.  Meredith was the only Bronco to finish the two-match road swing with a 3-1 record, with his only loss coming at the No. 1 doubles spot to Virginia's Singh/Barrick, the second-ranked doubles duo in the nation. He now owns a 7-3 singles record on the season to go along with a 6-4 doubles record since his Boise State career began in January. This marks the third time in six weeks a Boise State men's student-athlete has won the weekly honor.


Other male nominees included: Fresno State's Remi Boutillier, Idaho's Artem Kuznetsov, Utah State's Bryan Marchant and New Mexico State's Jim Brouleau.



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