BOISE, Idaho The No. 26 ranked Boise State men’s tennis team completed a sweep of its weekend duals and improved the Broncos’ overall record to 9-6 with a decisive 6-1 win over Montana State, Saturday evening, at the Appleton Tennis Center. The Broncos took control of the dual by winning the doubles point, before cruising with five singles wins to close the deal.


Kean Feeder and James Meredith earned the first doubles victory of the dual with an 8-1 win over MSU’s Jakub Dybala and Pawel Turzanski. In the No. 2 match, Boise State’s Stanley Sarapanich and Clancy Shields took care of Corey Smith and Alberto Fuentes, 8-1, securing the doubles point for the Broncos. MSU did win the No. 3 doubles match when Fletcher Keys and Myles Perkins defeated Boise State’s Nick Gourley and Erik Sheldon, 8-5.


In singles, No. 70 ranked Meredith captured the first win of the day for the Broncos by defeating Dybala, 6-4, 2-2 (injury default). His win was closely followed by Shield’s (No. 26 ranked) win at No. 1 against Smith, 6-3, 6-0, giving Boise State a 3-0 lead in the dual. Freddy Walsh secured the Bronco victory at No. 6, knocking off Esteban Ferrero, 6-1, 6-0.


Boise State also earned wins at No. 3 and No. 5. In the No. 3 match, Cristian Hodel defeated Turzanski, 6-1, 6-4. Erik Sheldon gave Boise State its final win of the day beating Fuentes, 6-1, 6-0.


Boise State’s only loss in the dual came in the No. 4 singles match, where Keyes defeated Sarapanich, 2-6, 6-4, 10-3.


Boise State will now turn its attention to the Blue Gray Intercollegiate tournament, which will be held in Montgomery, Ala. March 19-22.   



Tennis Match Results

Montana State University vs Boise State University

March 14, 2009 at Boise, Idaho


#26 Boise State University 6, Montana State University 1


 Singles competition

1. #26 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Corey Smith (MSU) 6-3, 6-0

2. #70 James Meredith (BSU) def. Jakub Dybala (MSU) 6-4, 2-2, Injury Default

3. Cristian Hodel (BSU) def. Pawel Turzanski (MSU) 6-1, 6-4

4. Fletcher Keyes (MSU) def. Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-3

5. Erik Sheldon (BSU) def. Alberto Fuentes (MSU) 6-4, 6-3

6. Freddy Walsh (BSU) def. Esteban Ferrero (MSU) 6-1, 6-0


 Doubles competition

1. Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) def. Jakub Dybala/Pawel Turzanski (MSU) 8-1

2. Stanley Sarapanich/Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Corey Smith/Alberto Fuentes (MSU) 8-1

3. Fletcher Keyes/Myles Perkins (MSU) def. Nick Gourley/Erik Sheldon (BSU) 8-5


Match Notes:

Montana State University 7-5

Boise State University 9-6; National ranking #26

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,1,6,3,4,5)

T-2:30  A-85 

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