Broncos Prep for Pair of ITA Mountain Region Duals

Broncos Prep for Pair of ITA Mountain Region Duals



The No. 23-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team hosts a pair of ITA Mountain Region dual matches this coming week beginning with No. 36-ranked New Mexico on April 5 and followed by No. 74-ranked Denver on April 9.


WEEK’S SCHEDULE (All times Mountain):
Sunday, April 5

1:00 p.m. Boise State vs. New Mexico


Thursday, April 9

1:00 p.m. Boise State vs. Denver



The Broncos hosted the Boise State Spring Break Invitational March 27 and 28 and finished as tournament champions with a 3-0 record over the weekend. They first defeated Idaho State University, 4-0, and Memphis, 4-1, on Friday, followed by a 5-2 battle with No. 44-ranked Nebraska on Saturday in the championship match. They improved to 14-7 on the season as well a 9-5 at home with the three wins.



The Broncos enter the week as the No. 23-ranked team in the country while also holding a 14-7 record on the season. While holding a 9-5 record at home, they also hold a 4-1 regional record as well as a 9-6 record against ranked teams.


The Broncos are led by senior Clancy Shields who moved up 12 spots to the No. 26-ranked singles player in the country this week. Senior Kean Feeder moved up eight spots to No. 70 while freshman James Meredith jumped nine spots to No. 71 this week.


Meredith and Feeder also share the No. 50-ranking in the ITA doubles rankings this week. It is their highest spot on the charts this season.


In the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Mountain Region rankings released on January 6, Shields ranked No. 1 in the region’s singles rankings. Feeder holds the No. 4 spot while Cristian Hodel sits at No. 19 in singles play. Blane Shields ranks No. 22 while Stanley Sarapanich holds the No. 26 regional singles ranking. In doubles, Feeder and Clancy Shields join as the No. 3-ranked team.



The Lobos enter the week as the No. 36-ranked team in the country while holding an impressive 15-2 record. The team is on a seven-match win streak with their most recent victory coming over No. 65-ranked UNLV, 5-2. Their most recent loss came back on March 6 when they fell to No. 52-ranked Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The highest ranked team the Lobos have defeated this season was No. 44-ranked Indiana, 4-3, in January.


New Mexico has no nationally ranked singles or doubles players; however they do have regionally ranked players. Johnny Parkes ranks No. 3 in singles while Graeme Kassautzki joins him at No. 6 as the only other Lobo ranked in singles play. Parkes is joined by Miles Bugby as the No. 2-ranked doubles team in the region. Kassautzki and Joe Wood hold the No. 10 spot in the doubles rankings.



The Pioneers rank No. 74 in this week’s ITA national team rankings. They also hold an 8-7 record on the season. Denver is coming off a 3-4 loss to Middle Tennessee and will play at the Sunbelt Shootout April 3-5 before facing the Broncos on April 9.


Denver has one nationally ranked singles player, David Simson, who sits at No. 112 this week. Simson is joined by Martin Zimmerman as the No. 78-ranked doubles team in the country. In regional rankings, Zimmerman is ranked No. 2 in singles while Simson holds the No. 12 spot. Yannick Weihs ranks No. 15 while Benny Althaus rounds out the singles rankings for Denver at No. 20. In the Mountain Region doubles rankings, Andrew Landwerlen joins Zimmerman as the No. 1-ranked team. Simson and Weihs are the only other Pioneers to hold a spot with the No. 14 doubles rank.  

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