Boise State Hosts No. 36 Texas A&M in Dual Match


The No. 27-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team plays host to only one team this weekend, welcoming No. 36-ranked Texas A&M University to the Boas Tennis Center on Fri., Mar. 6 in a 1 p.m. match. This is the second of three straight weeks the Broncos host dual matches.


WEEKEND SCHEDULE (All times Mountain):

Friday, March 6 vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m. (Boas Tennis Center)



The Broncos are coming off a 1-1 weekend against ITA Mountain Region foes, Idaho and Utah. The Broncos defeated Western Athletic Conference opponent, Idaho, 5-2 on Saturday morning and followed with a 4-3 loss to Utah on Saturday afternoon.



Boise State enters the weekend with a 7-5 record and remains in the No. 27 spot in the ITA national rankings. The Broncos also hold a 1-1 ITA regional record as well as a 1-0 WAC record. Boise State will look to improve on its 4-4 home record in their match on Friday.


In this week’s ITA singles and doubles rankings (release Mar. 3), the Broncos welcome a third teammate into the singles rankings. Senior Clancy Shields jumps 36 spots to the No. 26 rank this week while senior Kean Feeder drops four spots to No. 61 this week. New to the singles rankings, freshman James Meredith earns his first career ranking, sitting at No. 70. In doubles rankings, Feeder and Meredith enter the rankings for the first time, holding the No. 54 rank in the nation.


Shields, who plays primarily in the No. 1 singles spot for Boise State, holds a 16-6 overall singles record as well as an 8-3 dual singles record. Feeder plays primarily in the No. 2 slot for the Broncos and holds a 14-3 singles record overall as well as a 10-2 dual singles record. Meredith, who joined the team in January, plays in the No. 3 spot and holds an 8-4 record in duals (and overall) this season. Feeder and Meredith hold a 7-5 doubles record together; playing in the No. 1 doubles spot.



The No. 36-ranked Texas A&M Aggies enter the weekend with a 3-4 record, including their most recent loss to Louisville, 6-1, on Mar. 1. The Aggies struggle on the road, holding a 2-4 road record and have suffered four losses in their last five matches this season. Texas A&M dropped 23 spots in the ITA national rankings this week to No. 36.


The Aggies also have three nationally ranked singles players as well as one nationally ranked doubles team. Sophomore Will Spencer leads the team’s rankings, sitting at No. 22 in singles. Senior Conor Pollock is just behind, ranking No. 24 in the nation. Sophomore Austin Krajicek rounds out the Aggies’ ranked singles players, sitting at No. 107. In doubles, Pollock and Krajicek join as the No. 6 ranked team in the nation.


Playing in the No. 1 spot for Texas A&M, Pollock holds a 3-4 record in duals and a 14-8 singles record over the entire season. Spencer and Krajicek have shared the No. 2 and No. 3 singles slots with Spencer recording a 3-4 dual record and a 14-6 overall record while Krajicek has earned a 4-3 dual record and a 10-6 record overall. In doubles, Pollock and Krajicek have recorded a 14-5 record overall and a 6-1 record in duals at the No. 1 spot.



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