No. 35 Boise State Men's Tennis Head to Blue Gray Tennis Classic

The No. 35 Boise State men’s team will head to Montgomery, Alabama to participate in the Blue Gray Tennis Classic from March 13-16. The 16-team tournament is being held at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center in Montgomery. The Broncos will first face No. 46 Oklahoma on Thursday, March 13 at 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Boise State will then face either No. 21 Alabama or No. 65 Penn State in the main draw or back draw of the tournament on Friday, March 14.

The Broncos improved five spots to the No. 35 spot this week in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s national team rankings. Now with an 9-9 record (7-8 against ranked opponents) the Broncos will take on numerous ranked teams this weekend.

In singles rankings, Boise State’s Clancy Shields holds the No. 55 spot in the nation in singles play while older brother Luke Shields holds the No. 59 position. The brother duo also holds a spot in the doubles rankings, sitting at No. 41 from the March 4 rankings.

The Broncos are come off their second weekend in a row of home matches, going 1-1 on the weekend. The Broncos defeated No. 52 San Diego State 5-1 on Saturday before falling 4-3 to No. 43 Pepperdine on Sunday.

The Blue Gray Tennis Classic is in its 59th year of competition, dating back to 1949. In the 16-team tournament, 14 of the teams hold national rankings, proving to be a competitive tournament. The classic tournament entries include: No. 8 Tulsa, No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth, No. 21. Alabama, No. 24 Oklahoma State, No. 25 Texas Tech, No. 28 Auburn, No. 30 Notre Dame, No. 35 Boise State, No. 46 Oklahoma, No. 48 Fresno State, No. 49 North Carolina State, No. 60 William and Mary, No. 64 Wisconsin, No. 65 Penn State, and unranked Brown University and Furman.

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