Boise State Men's Tennis Face Idaho and San Diego Saturday
The No. 36-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team will host two home matches this weekend at the Appleton Tennis Center. Both matches will be played on Saturday, April 5 with the first against Idaho beginning at 10 a.m. and the second against San Diego, slated for 5 p.m. The two visiting teams will face each other Sunday morning at 10 a.m.


The Broncos moved up three spots to hold the No. 36 position in the ITA rankings this week. Singles player Clancy Shields remains at the No. 60 spot while older brother Luke Shields dropped two spots to No. 81 this week. As a doubles team, the Shields brothers dropped eight spots in the rankings this week to No. 21. The Broncos hold a 1-1 record against Western Athletic Conference teams as well as a 12-1 record at home.

Boise State is coming off their seventh straight win this past weekend when they defeated the University of Denver 5-2 on Sunday. Earlier in the week, the Broncos traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, March 25 to face the University of Utah, a team they upended 7-0. Helping the Broncos to a winning week, the team defeated Brown University, 6-1, on Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Center.

The University of Idaho Vandals enter this week’s competition unranked. They hold a 12-10 record on the season and are coming off of a 5-2 loss to Montana State on March 22. Just one day prior, the Vandals captured a 6-1 victory over the Montana Grizzlies in Missoula. The Vandals hold a 2-1 record against Western Athletic Conference foes.

The University of San Diego enters the weekend with a 9-9 record and a No. 61 ITA ranking as a team. They hold a 2-0 record against West Coast Conference teams. Their most recent match ended in a 6-1 win over Loyola Marymount on March 26. Singles player Thomas Liversage holds the No. 56 spot while Dean Jackson holds the No. 59 spot in the ITA singles rankings. Liversage joins Chris Coetzee in doubles play for the No. 44 spot.

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