Broncos Sweep No. 41 Oklahoma in Day One of Blue Gray Classic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. The No. 22-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team made a clean sweep of No. 41-ranked Oklahoma in the opening round of the Blue Gray Classic on Thursday, winning 4-0. The Broncos improved to 10-6, including a 7-5 record against nationally ranked teams while the Sooners dropped to 7-5 on the season.


The Broncos earned their first of four crucial team points in doubles play, picking up wins in the No. 1 and No. 3 matches. No. 68-ranked James Meredith and Kean Feeder made quick work of OU’s Sergey Avdeyev and Ionut Beleleu in the No. 1 match, winning 8-2. Boise State’s Matt Solomon and Blane Shields picked up an 8-4 win over George Chanturia and Blake Bowell in the No. 3 doubles match to clinch the doubles point.


Oklahoma’s David Pultr and Andrei Daescu earned the only doubles win for the Sooners defeating Clancy Shields and Stanley Sarapanich, 8-6, in the No. 2 doubles match.


In singles play, the Broncos quickly made their way to a 4-0 team win, advancing the team to the quarterfinal round on Fri., Mar. 20. No. 78-ranked Feeder picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win over Pultr in the No. 2 match to put the Broncos up 2-0 in the team running. Freshman Cristian Hodel earned a 6-3, 6-2 win as well, defeating Avdeyev in the No. 4 singles match. No. 80-ranked Meredith sealed the win for Boise State, downing Beleleu, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 3 match.


The Broncos advance to the Day 2 quarterfinals where they will face No. 26-ranked Notre Dame. The match is slated for a 1:30 p.m. (Central Time) start at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center. Boise State will then face either No. 24-ranked Alabama or No. 29-ranked Wisconsin in either the semifinal round at 1:30 p.m. (CT) on Saturday or in the consolation semis at 8:30 a.m. (CT) on Saturday.


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Tennis Match Results

Oklahoma vs Boise State University

Mar 19, 2009 at Montgomery, AL


#22 Boise State University 4, #41 Oklahoma 0


 Singles competition

1. #94 Andrei Daescu (OU) vs. #38 Clancy Shields (BSU) no result

2. #78 Kean Feeder (BSU) def. David Pultr (OU) 6-3, 6-2

3. #80 James Meredith (BSU) def. Ionut Beleleu (OU) 6-3, 6-4

4. Cristian Hodel (BSU) def. Sergey Avdeyev (OU) 6-3, 6-2

5. George Chanturia (OU) vs. Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) no result

6. Blake Boswell (OU) vs. Blane Shields (BSU) no result


 Doubles competition

1. #68 James Meredith/Kean Feeder (BSU) def. Sergey Avdeyev/Ionut Beleleu (OU) 8-2

2. David Pultr/Andrei Daescu (OU) def. Clancy Shields/Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) 8-6

3. Matt Solomon/Blane Shields (BSU) def. George Chanturia/Blake Boswell (OU) 8-4


Match Notes:

Oklahoma 7-5; National ranking #41

Boise State University 10-6; National ranking #22

Match 1 singles did not finish

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