No. 41 Broncos Down No. 67 Minnesota To Continue Perfect Home Season

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BOISE, Idaho Continuing a perfect home streak, the No. 41 Boise State men’s tennis team topped No. 67 Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, improving to 5-0 at home as well a 7-8 on the season. The Broncos topped the Gophers (1-9) in a 6-1 dual match to earn their first win since February 17.

The Broncos started out strong sweeping the doubles matches and earning the doubles point. BSU’s Blake Boswell and Steve Robertson made quick work of Minnesota’s Derek Peterson and Chi-Lang Pham, winning 8-0 at the No. 3 spot. No. 55 ranked brother duo, Luke and Clancy Shields earned an 8-2 win over Adam Altepeka and Raoul Schwark in the No. 1 doubles match. Fighting off the Gophers, Paul Koenke and Eric Roberson defeated Dino Bilankou and Sebastian Gallego, 8-7, in the No. 2 doubles match.

In singles play, No. 60 ranked Clancy Shields was the first to finish, topping Bilankou, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 2 match. Koenke finished just behind, defeating UM’s Pham, 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 5 match while BSU’s Robertson topped Pierre Dumas, 6-4, 7-5 in the No. 4 match to seal the BSU team victory. Putting the team score at 5-0 in favor of Boise State, No. 64 Luke Shields upset No. 46 Schwark, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles match. Minnesota was able to earn one win on the day with Gallego stealing a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Brent Werbeck in the No. 3 singles match. Giving BSU their sixth and final team point, Roberson worked hard for a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Peterson in the No. 6 spot.

The Broncos will continue their home stand on Monday, March 3 when they play host to No. 38 University of William and Mary at 1 p.m. at the Appleton Tennis Complex (weather permitting. Minnesota will continue play on Sunday in an 11 a.m. match against William and Mary. Due to the weather, Sunday’s match will likely be played at the BSU Boas Tennis Center.

#41 Boise State 6, #67 Minnesota 1

Saturday, March 1, 1 p.m.

Boas Tennis Center Boise, Idaho

Singles

  1. #64 Luke Shields (BSU) def. #46 Raoul Schwark (UM), 6-4, 6-3
  2. #60 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Dino Bilankou (UM), 6-3, 6-1
  3. Sebastian Gallego (UM) def. Brent Werbeck (BSU), 7-5, 7-5
  4. Steve Robertson (BSU) def. Pierre Dumas (UM), 6-4, 7-5
  5. Paul Koenke (BSU) def. Chi Pham (UM), 6-1, 6-1
  6. Eric Roberson (BSU) def. Derek Peterson (UM), 6-2, 6-4

Order of finish: 2, 5, 4, 1, 3, 6

Doubles

  1. #55 L. Shields/C. Shields (BSU) def. Adam Altepeka/Schwark (UM), 8-2
  2. Koenke/Roberson (BSU) def. Bilankou/Gallego (UM), 8-7
  3. Blake Boswell/Robertson (BSU) def. Peterson/Pham (UM), 8-0

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

Boise State Record: 7-8

Minnesota Record: 1-9