Broncos Earn Third Consecutive Victory With 6-1, Defeat of Penn

BOISE, Idaho The Boise State University men’s tennis team earned a 6-1, victory over Penn, Saturday, at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex at Boise, Idaho. The Broncos captured the doubles point and five of six singles points to improve its record to 11-4, on the season.


The Broncos opened by sweeping the doubles point for the first time in seven matches.


Luke Shields and Piotr Dilaj, playing No. 1 for the fourth consecutive match, knocked off Jason Pinsky and Eric Riley, 8-4. Blake Boswell and Eric Roberson then contributed with an 8-4, victory of their own over Brandon O’Gara and Justin Fox. Steve Robertson and Clancy Shields, playing No. 2, secured the doubles point for Boise State with their 8-4, victory over Jonathon Boym and Joseph Lok.


After garnering the doubles point, the Broncos proceeded to take No. 2 through No. 6 singles to secure the victory for Boise State.


Clancy Shields avenged a loss to Boym at the ITA National Team Indoors, by vanquishing him 6-7, 7-5 and 10-5 in competition Saturday.


At No. 4 singles, Boswell defeated Eric Riley 6-2 and 6-4, to earn the third point of the match for Boise State.


Roberson earned his second consecutive victory of the Bronco Round Robin by dropping Simon Bekker in straight sets 7-5 and 6-1.


Robertson defeated Adam Schwartz 6-2 and 6-4 to collect his seventh dual match victory on the season and improve his team-best winning percentage (87.5).


At No. 3, Dilaj knocked off Fox 6-3 and 7-5, to collect the final match point for Boise State on Saturday.


The lone defeat for Boise State occurred at No. 1, where Luke Shields dropped his match to Jason Pinsky, 7-5 and 6-3.


This is Boise State’s second defeat of Penn in two weeks as the team knocked off the Quakers 4-1, at the ITA National Team Indoors at Chicago, Feb. 18.




Boise State 6, Penn 1


Doubles (2, 1, 3)

Dilaj/L. Shields d. Pinsky/Riley, 8-4

Robertson/C. Shields d. Boym/Lok, 8-4

Boswell/Roberson d. O’Gara/Fox, 8-4


Singles (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6)        

1. Jason Pinsky d. Luke Shields, 7-5, 6-3

2. Clancy Shields d. Jonathon Boym, 6-7, 7-5, 10-5

3. Piotr Dilaj d. Justin Fox, 6-3, 7-5

4. Blake Boswell d. Eric Riley, 6-2, 6-4

5. Eric Roberson d. Simon Bekker, 7-5, 6-1

6. Steve Robertson d. Adam Schwartz, 6-2, 6-4

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