BOISE, Idaho - With the momentum of moving up to No. 38 in the national rankings, the Boise State men's tennis team will look to keep things rolling when it hosts Arizona, Friday March 16 at 2 p.m. The match will be played at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting.
National Rankings - The Broncos moved to No. 38 in the Campbell's/ITA National Team Rankings, Tuesday, jumping seven spots from last week's poll. The Broncos have been ranked all season, starting the spring at No. 49 and reaching as high as No. 35.
Damian Hume and James Meredith are each ranked individually. James Meredith has played the majority of the season as the No. 1, and is currently 48th in the singles rankings, up 12 places from a week ago. Hume checks in at No. 55, moving up four places.
What Happened Last Time - Boise State is coming off three wins last week which started with a 4-3 victory over Radford. The match was tied at the 3-3 after a Highlander comeback but senior Damian Hume put them away with a three-set win on court two.
Over the weekend, the Broncos swept regional foe, Montana 7-0 before defeating No. 56 Cal Poly 5-2. The Broncos lost the doubles point and the first singles match before stringing together five-straight to close out the match, moving to 6-4 against ranked teams this season.
"Huge" Wins - Damian "Huge" Hume is a perfect 7-0 this spring, playing primarily at the No. 2 position.
Looking at Arizona - The Wildcats are 4-9 this season with an 0-4 road record. The team is led by Andre Vidaller who has filled the No. 1 spot lately, but holds an 0-6 record there. Arizona is coming off a 7-0 loss to New Mexico which marks their eight loss in the team's last nine matches.
Best in the West - Sophomore Andy Bettles was named Mountain West Co-Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the span of Jan. 31-Feb. 7. Bettles helped the Broncos defeat Washington by teaming with Scott Sears to defeat the tandem of Jeff Hawke and Max Manthou (8-5) at the No. 2 position in doubles before clinching the match for Boise State in singles action, defeating Washington's Emmett Egger, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, at the second singles spot to give Boise State its fourth point of the duel.