Broncos Improve to 8-6 after Win over BYU The No. 26-ranked Boise State men's tennis team took to the outdoor courts at the Appleton Tennis Center for their first competition this season thanks to the warm weather Saturday morning. The Broncos hosted No. 46-ranked Brigham Young University, w
BOISE, Idaho The No. 26-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team took to the outdoor courts at the Appleton Tennis Center for their first competition this season thanks to the warm weather Saturday morning. The Broncos hosted No. 46-ranked BrighamYoungUniversity, winning 4-3, to improve to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in matches against ITA Mountain Region opponents.
The Broncos improved to 5-4 at home and 1-0 at the AppletonTennisCenter, kicking off the win with a sweep of the doubles matches. BoiseState’s Stanley Sarapanich and Clancy Shields teamed to earn the first win of the day, defeating Cassidy Mears and Daniel Hwang, 8-3 in the No. 2 match. In the No. 1 doubles match, No. 54-ranked Kean Feeder and James Meredith were the next to pick up a win, defeating Evan Urbina and A.J. Young, 8-5. The Broncos’ Blane Shields and Matt Solomon were able to complete the sweep, downing Travis Fillmore and Thomas Shubert, 8-4.
In singles play, the Broncos were able to jump to a 3-0 lead in the team standings. No. 26-ranked Clancy Shields snagged the first singles win, 6-1, 6-2, over Urbina in the No. 1 spot while No. 70-ranked Meredith earned a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Roman Warias in the No. 3 match.
BYU’s Georgy Batrakov put the Cougars on the board, earning a 6-2, 6-4 win over Boise State Sarapanich in the No. 5 singles match.
In the next match, BoiseState’s No. 61-ranked Feeder clinched the team win for the Broncos with his 6-4, 6-4 win over Shubert in the No. 2 match.
The Cougars were able to close the gap in the team score with Mears defeating Cristian Hodel, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 4 spot and Hwang defeating Blane Shields, 7-5, 7-5, in the No. 6 match to bring the final score to 4-3.
The Broncos will continue play this evening with a dual match against regional opponent, MontanaState. Although the original match was slated for 4 p.m., head coach Greg Patton elected to bump the start time back to 5 p.m. and hopes to continue play outdoors at the AppletonTennisCenter. If the weather turns bad or too cold prior to 5 p.m. the match will be moved to the indoor Boas Tennis Center and the final decision will be made approximately one hour prior to the start time.