Bronco James Meredith Picks Up First Career WAC Tennis Player of the Week Honor 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.
Denver -BoiseState'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 BoiseState'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 BoiseState career began in January. This marks the third time in six weeks a BoiseState men's student-athlete has won the weekly honor.
Other male nominees included: FresnoState's Remi Boutillier, Idaho's Artem Kuznetsov, Utah State's Bryan Marchant and New MexicoState's Jim Brouleau.