Men's Tennis Hosts Region Foes Utah and Idaho at Boas Tennis Center

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WHAT’S HAPPENING:
The No. 27-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team will return home for the first time since Feb. 1 to host two ITA Mountain Region teams, the University of Idaho and University of Utah, on Feb. 27 and 28 at the Boas Tennis Center. The Broncos will first take on Idaho with the doubles match scheduled for Friday evening at 6:30 pm followed by the singles matches taking place on Saturday morning at 9 am. Their dual with Utah will be at 1 pm on Saturday. Admission to all matches is free to the public.

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (All times Mountain):
Friday, February 27 Idaho vs. Utah, 1 pm (Boas Tennis Center)

Friday, February 27 Boise State vs. Idaho (DOUBLES ONLY), 6:30 pm (Boas Tennis Center)

Saturday, February 28 Boise State vs. Idaho (SINGLES ONLY), 9 am (Boas Tennis Center)

Saturday, February 28 Boise State vs. Utah, 1 pm (Boas Tennis Center)
 
LAST TIME OUT:
The Broncos are coming off a 1-1 weekend they compiled in Virginia where they first lost 5-2 to the No. 1-ranked Virginia Cavaliers on Sat., Feb. 21 and followed up with a 5-2 win over the College of William and Mary on Sun., Feb. 22. In the loss to Virginia, senior Clancy Shields (#62) upset the nation’s No. 6 player in the No. 1 singles match while freshman James Meredith (unranked) upset the No. 12-ranked singles player in the nation in his No. 3 singles match.

 

Freshman James Meredith earned the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week honor for his 3-1 record over the weekend, including a 2-0 singles record and a 1-1 doubles record.   

BOISE STATE:
The Boise State Broncos enter the weekend with a 6-4 record. They have not yet faced an ITA Mountain Region team or a WAC opponent this season. The Broncos move up two spots in this week’s rankings to No. 27. Two players, Kean Feeder and Clancy Shields, hold national singles rankings sitting at No. 57 and No. 62, respectively.

 

A slew of Broncos sit in the ITA Mountain Region rankings released on Jan. 6 with Clancy Shields leading the way at No. 1. Feeder sits at No. 4 in the region while Cristian Hodel holds the No. 19 spot. Blane Shields ranks No. 22 in the region while Stanley Sarapanich ranks No. 26. Feeder and Shields join as the No. 3-ranked doubles team in the region.

 

IDAHO:
The unranked Idaho Vandals enter the weekend with a 7-3 record overall, including a 0-2 Mountain Region record and a 0-1 WAC record. In their most recent match, the Vandals defeated Western New Mexico University, 6-1, in Las Cruces, N.M.

 

The Vandals have no nationally ranked singles or doubles players, but do have a pair of singles players in the ITA Mountain Region rankings established on Jan. 6. Rob Chalkley holds the No. 21 spot in the rankings while Artem Kuznetzov sits at No. 28 in the region’s singles rankings.

 

UTAH:

The unranked Utes enter the weekend with a 5-4 record, with all five wins on the season coming over ITA Mountain Region opponents. The Utes hold a perfect 5-0 record against mountain region teams. In their most recent competition, the Utes fell to UC Irvine, 6-1, in Irvine, Calif.

 

The Utes have no nationally ranked singles or doubles players, but do have three ITA Mountain Region ranked singles players and three ranked doubles teams. Phillip Eilers holds the No. 7 spot in the region in singles while Wes Hancock sits at No. 9 and Wesley Burrows at No. 14. In doubles, Eilers is joined by John Taylor as the No. 6-ranked team. Burrows is joined by Toth as the No. 13-ranked team while Hancock is joined by Timmy Allin in the No. 15 spot.