No. 36 Boise State Men's Tennis Notches Wins Over Idaho and San Diego to Go Nine Straight

BOISE, Idaho The No. 36-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team captured two excellent wins on Saturday, improving to 19-10 on the season, while also building to a nine match winning streak since March 15. The Broncos knocked off Western Athletic Conference opponent University of Idaho 6-1 Saturday morning while also topping No. 61-ranked University of San Diego, 6-1 Saturday evening at the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center.

“I feel like the team is fermenting at the right time, just like a fine wine,” exclaimed head coach Greg Patton. “We’ve won nine in a row and there is no doubt in my mind that this season has made the team a better team. Every journey we’ve had is getting us closer to the mountain top, which is the conference and national competitions.”

The Broncos were led in doubles play by No. 21-ranked Luke Shields and Clancy Shields who picked up two wins on the day. Their first match ended in an 8-2 win over Andrey Potapkin and Stanislav Glukhov of Idaho while their second doubles match earned them an 8-1 win over Dean Jackson and Nils Shive of USD.

The Broncos were able to sweep all three matches in doubles play against Idaho with Blake Boswell and Steve Robertson teaming to down Robert Chalkley and Andrew Dobbs, 8-5 in the No. 2 match. Nick Gourley and Paul Koenke snagged a No. 3 doubles win over Hugh McDonald and Paulo Miranda, 8-3 helping the Broncos clinch the doubles point.

Helping the Broncos to clinch the doubles point against San Diego, Boswell and Robertson again teamed to win, this time at the No. 3 spot, defeating Levon Brown and Charl Wolmarans, 8-2. In the No. 2 doubles match against San Diego, the Broncos’ Paul Koenke and Eric Roberson fell to Thomas Liversage and Jose Manuel Munoz, 8-2.

In singles play, No. 60-ranked Clancy Shields was able to finish with a 2-0 record on the day in the No. 2 position. He first fought off a tough Stanislav Glukhov of Idaho, winning 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 before quickly defeating Dean Jackson of USD, 6-3, 6-4. At the No. 3 spot for the Broncos, Brent Werbeck also earned a perfect 2-0 record, first defeating Timothy Huynh of Idaho 6-2, 6-1 followed by a 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-4 win over Charl Wolmarans of USD. Steve Robertson put a stop on Robert Chalkley of Idaho in the No. 4 singles match, winning 7-6, 6-3 while also defeating Nils Shive of USD, 6-1, 6-2. At the No. 5 spot for Boise State, Paul Koenke quickly downed Andrew Dobbs of Idaho 6-3, 6-4 before upending Tamer Antabi, 6-4, 6-1. Blake Boswell was the fifth Bronco to finish with a 2-0 singles record on the day, winning his No. 6 match against Idaho’s Paulo Miranda, 7-6, 6-2 and defeating San Diego’s Levon Brown, 6-4, 6-4.

Boise State’s Luke Shields was unable to earn singles wins on the day, dropping to Idaho’s Andrey Potapkin in a close 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(6) match in the morning. His afternoon match against San Diego’s No. 56-ranked Thomas Liversage ended in a 3-6, 7-6, 10-6 loss.

The Broncos will take a week off from competition in preparation for their final two home matches slated for April 20. The matches against UC Santa Barbara and Weber State are scheduled to be played at the Appleton Tennis Center at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.

Tennis Match Results
University of Idaho vs Boise State
4/5/08 at Boise, Idaho

#36 Boise State 6, University of Idaho 1

Singles competition
1. Andrey Potapkin (IDAHO) def. #81 Luke Shields (BSU) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-6)
2. #60 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Stanislav Glukhov (IDAHO) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
3. Brent Werbeck (BSU) def. Timothy Huynh (IDAHO) 6-2, 6-1
4. Steve Robertson (BSU) def. Robert Chalkley (IDAHO) 7-6, 6-3
5. Paul Koenke (BSU) def. Andrew Dobbs (IDAHO) 6-3, 6-4
6. Blake Boswell (BSU) def. Paulo Miranda (IDAHO) 7-6, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #21 Luke Shields/Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Andrey Potapkin/Stanislav Glukhov (IDAHO) 8-2
2. Blake Boswell/Steve Robertson (BSU) def. Robert Chalkley/Andrew Dobbs (IDAHO) 8-5
3. Nick Gourley/Paul Koenke (BSU) def. Hugh McDonald/Paulo Miranda (IDAHO) 8-3

Match Notes:
University of Idaho 12-11
Boise State 18-10; National ranking #36

#36 Boise State 6, #61 San Diego


  1. #56 Thomas Liversage (USD) def. #81 Luke Shields (BSU), 3-6, 7-6, 10-6
  2. #60 Clancy Shields (BSU) def. Dean Jackson (USD), 6-3, 6-4
  3. Brent Werbeck (BSU) def. Charl Wolmarans (USD), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-4
  4. Steve Robertson (BSU) def. Nils Schive (USD), 6-1, 6-2
  5. Paul Koenke (BSU) def. Tamer Antabi (USD), 6-4, 6-1
  6. Blake Boswell (BSU) def. Levon Brown (USD), 6-4, 6-4


  1. #21 Luke Shields/Clancy (BSU) def. Dean Jackson/Nils Schive (USD), 8-1
  2. Thomas Liversage/Jose Manuel Munoz (USD) def. Paul Koenke/Eric Roberson (BSU), 8-2
  3. Blake Boswell/Steve Robertson (BSU) def. Levon Brown/Charl Wolmarans (USD), 8-2

Match Time: 3:00

Order of Finish:

D 1, 3, 2

S 4, 5, 2, 6, 3, 1

Boise State Record: 19-10

San Diego Record: 9-10

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