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Men's Tennis to Host Handful of WAC Teams in Final Home Matches

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WHAT’S HAPPENING:
The No. 19-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team hosts a slew of Western Athletic Conference teams for a round robin style tournament. The Broncos will go head-to-head with Utah State on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a 5 p.m. match against Hawaii. They will also face No. 46-ranked Fresno State on Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Complex at 5 p.m.

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday, April 17

10 a.m. Boise State vs. Utah State (Appleton Tennis Center)

10 a.m. New Mexico State vs. Hawaii (Julia Davis Park)

1:30 p.m. Nevada vs. Fresno State (Appleton Tennis Center)

5 p.m. Boise State vs. Hawaii (Appleton Tennis Center)

 

Saturday, April 18

9 a.m. Fresno State vs. New Mexico State (Appleton Tennis Center)

1 p.m. Nevada vs. Hawaii (Appleton Tennis Center)

2 p.m. New Mexico State vs. Utah State (Julia Davis Park)

5 p.m. Boise State vs. Fresno State (Appleton Tennis Center)

Sunday, April 19

11 a.m. Utah State vs. Nevada (Appleton Tennis Center)

 

LAST TIME OUT:

The Broncos competed in three matches over the past week, going 3-0 and improving to 18-7 on the season. They defeated University of Denver on Thursday, 6-1, followed by a 6-1 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. They finished Saturday evening off with a 5-2 win over Nevada in Reno.

 

BOISE STATE:
The Broncos remain the No. 19-ranked team in the Campbell’s/ITA National Rankings for the second straight week after improving to 18-7 on the season last weekend. The Broncos also improved to 3-0 in conference play and 7-1 in regional matches this past weekend.

 

Boise State is led by senior Clancy Shields who holds the No.  26 spot in the national singles rankings this week. He retained his ranking from the last released ranking on March 31. Senior Kean Feeder dropped four spots in the singles rankings, sitting now at No. 74. Freshman James Meredith holds the No. 82 spot after dropping 11 spots from last week’s rankings. In singles rankings Meredith and Feeder jumped 11 spots to the No. 39 spot in this week’s rankings.

  

UTAH STATE:

Utah State enters the weekend with an 8-9 record on the season and a 0-3 WAC record. They most recently face three WAC opponents, dropping all three matches on April 3 and 4. On April 3 the Aggies took on Idaho, losing 7-0. They fell to then No. 39-ranked Fresno State, 7-0, and No. 70-ranked Hawaii, 7-0, on April 4.

 

The Aggies are not ranked in the Campbell’s/ITA National team rankings, nor do they have any ranked singles or doubles players in this week’s rankings.

 

HAWAII:

Hawaii enters the week just outside of the top-75 rankings, after dropping out from the No. 70-spot last week. The Rainbow Warriors hold a 5-8 record on the season, including a 2-1 WAC record and have gone 2-1 in their most recent matches. Hawaii fell to Fresno State on April 3, 4-3, before bounding back to defeat Idaho and Utah State in 7-0 wins on April 4. The Rainbow Warriors face No. 7-ranked USC Tuesday night before heading to Boise for the WAC round robin tournament hosted by Boise State.

 

Although the team does not hold a national rank, Dennis Lajola holds the sole rank for his team, sitting at No. 89 in the national singles rankings.

 

FRESNO STATE:

Fresno State enters the weekend as the No. 46-ranked team and with a 13-7 record on the season, including a perfect 3-0 WAC record. They earned a 3-1 record in their most recent matches, defeating Hawaii 4-3 on April 3, Utah State (7-0) and Idaho (6-1) on April 4. Their most recent match, played on April 8, came as a 5-2 loss to then No. 8-ranked Stanford. The Bulldogs will face the University of Pacific on Tuesday evening before coming to Boise for the tournament.

 

Fresno State’s Rudolf Siwy sits at the No. 59 spot in singles rankings while being joined by Mirko Zapletal as the No. 37-ranked doubles team in the country.

 

OTHER VISITING TEAM’S RANKINGS:

Nevada (Team) - #66