Broncos Set to Host Denver on Thursday

The No. 19-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team hosts their second of two straight ITA Mountain Region dual matches this coming week hosting unranked Denver on April 9 at 12 noon. The Broncos jumped to their highest ranking of the season after sitting at No. 23 for the past two weeks.



The Broncos hosted No. 36-ranked New Mexico on Sunday, battling to a 4-3 win over the Lobos. The Broncos earned the doubles point as well as the first singles point, but UNM came back to win three straight singles matches to go up 3-2. Boise State’s Clancy Shields picked up a win at the No. 2 spot to tie up the team race while freshman Blane Shields clinch the match for the Broncos with a three-set win in the No. 6 match.

The Broncos enter the week as the No. 19-ranked team in the country, moving up four spots from last week’s poll. They hold a 15-7 record on the season while holding a 10-5 record at home and a 5-1 regional record.

The Broncos are led by senior Clancy Shields who holds the No. 26-ranked singles spot in the country this week. Senior Kean Feeder sits at No. 70 while freshman James Meredith holds the 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 Pioneers dropped out of the national team rankings this week from their previous rank of No. 74. They hold a 9-9 record on the season, going 1-2 this past weekend. They are coming off a 4-2 loss to South Alabama on April 3 as well as a 4-3 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette on April 4. They picked up a 4-0 win over Troy University on April 3 for their sole win of the weekend.


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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