Men's Tennis Sweeps Utah 7-0 In Final Regular Season Road Dual

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah The Boise State men’s tennis team picked up a 7-0 victory on Tuesday in a make-up match with the University of Utah. The No. 39-ranked Broncos improved to 15-10 on the season while the Utes fell to 7-8 at the Eccles Tennis Center.

The Broncos were able to win all nine matches played on the day, including two-set victories in all six singles matches.

In doubles play, No. 13-ranked Luke Shields and Clancy Shields downed Zach Ganger and Miron Mann 8-5 in the No. 1 doubles spot. At the No. 2 doubles position Paul Koenke and Eric Roberson topped Wes Hancock and Timmy Allin, 9-8. In the No. 3 match Blake Boswell and Steve Robertson fought off the Utes’ John Taylor and Othman Zerouali-Ouariti with the same score, 9-8.

In singles play, No. 79 Luke Shields fought off a third set with Ganger, winning 6-3, 7-5 in the No. 1 spot. At No. 2 doubles, No. 60 Clancy Shields defeated Zerouali-Ouariti, 7-5, 6-2 while Brent Werbeck downed Mann, 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 3 spot. Boise State’s Robertson held his opponent to the lowest score of the day, topping Hancock, 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 4 position. Koenke earned a win at No. 5 singles, downing Allin, 6-4, 6-4 while Roberson defeated Stephen Jacobs, 7-6, 6-2, in the No. 6 singles match.

The Broncos improve to 2-6 in away matches and to 6-0 in Mountain Region matches this season. They will continue action on Friday, March 28 when they host No. 73 Brown University at 1:30 p.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center. Boise State will also host No. 43-ranked University of Denver on Sunday, March 30 at 12 noon.

Boise State vs University of Utah

3/25/08 at Salt Lake City, Utah

#39 Boise State 7, University of Utah 0

Singles competition

1. #79 Luke Shields (BSU) def. Zach Ganger (UTAH) 6-3, 7-5

2. #60 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Othman Zerouali-Ouar (UTAH) 7-5, 6-2

3. Brent Werbeck (BSU) def. Miron Mann (UTAH) 6-4, 6-2

4. Steve Robertson (BSU) def. Wes Hancock (UTAH) 6-3, 6-2

5. Paul Koenke (BSU) def. Timmy Allin (UTAH) 6-4, 6-4

6. Eric Roberson (BSU) def. Stephen Jacobs (UTAH) 7-6, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. #13 Luke Shields/Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Zach Ganger/Miron Mann (UTAH) 8-5

2. Paul Koenke/Eric Roberson (BSU) def. Wes Hancock/Timmy Allin (UTAH) 9-8

3. Blake Boswell/Steve Robertson (BSU) def. John Taylor/Othman Zerouali-Ouar (UTAH) 9-8

Match Notes:

Boise State 15-10; National ranking #39

University of Utah 7-8

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