BOISE, Idaho - The No. 37 ranked Boise State men's tennis team will face another big road test this weekend (Feb. 25-27) when the Broncos travel to Montgomery, Ala. to play in the prestigious eight team Blue Gray National Tennis Classic.
This year's Blue Gray Classic field is made up of eight nationally ranked teams; No. 17 Texas Tech, No. 21 Pepperdine, No. 22 Auburn, No. 26 Notre Dame, No. 32 Alabama, No. 37 Boise State, No. 46 Arizona and No. 69 Penn State.
Boise State (3-6 overall, 0-0 Western Athletic Conference) will open tournament action on Friday (Feb. 25) with a showdown against Auburn at 5:30 p.m. (CST). Depending on the outcome the Broncos will then face the winner or loser of Texas Tech and Arizona on Saturday.
Fans can visit http://www.bluegraytennis.com/ for more information on the tournament and results throughout the weekend.
Last time out...
Boise State is coming off a bye week following a three dual road trip to California. The Broncos closed out the road trip on Feb. 15 with a 5-2 win at No. 54 San Diego State to snap a four dual losing streak. Boise State scored an early advantage over the Aztecs winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to clinch the doubles point.
Damian Hume, Filipp Pogostkin, Andrew Bettles and Nathan Sereke each won their singles matches to secure the team win and push the final score to 5-2.
The Broncos enter this weekend ranked No. 37 nationally, dropping one spot from the Feb. 14 ITA team rankings. After starting the season ranked No. 42 the Broncos reached as high as No. 35. They have managed to only fall as low as No. 43 so far this year, and have spent four straight weeks in the top 40.
Hume is currently the only Boise State player ranked individually. He dropped from No. 62 to No. 109 in the most recent national singles rankings.