Men's Tennis to Host Handful of WAC Teams in Final Home Matches 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. The
WHAT’S HAPPENING: The No. 19-ranked BoiseState 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 UtahState on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a 5 p.m. match against Hawaii. They will also face No. 46-ranked FresnoState on Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Complex at 5 p.m.
Friday, April 17
10 a.m. BoiseState vs. UtahState (AppletonTennisCenter)
10 a.m. New MexicoState vs. Hawaii (JuliaDavisPark)
1:30 p.m. Nevada vs. FresnoState (AppletonTennisCenter)
5 p.m. BoiseState vs. Hawaii (AppletonTennisCenter)
Saturday, April 18
9 a.m. FresnoState vs. New MexicoState (AppletonTennisCenter)
1 p.m. Nevada vs. Hawaii (AppletonTennisCenter)
2 p.m. New MexicoState vs. UtahState (JuliaDavisPark)
5 p.m. BoiseState vs. FresnoState (AppletonTennisCenter)
Sunday, April 19
11 a.m. UtahState vs. Nevada (AppletonTennisCenter)
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 MexicoState on Saturday. They finished Saturday evening off with a 5-2 win over Nevada in Reno.
BOISESTATE: 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.
BoiseState 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.
UtahState 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 FresnoState, 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 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 FresnoState on April 3, 4-3, before bounding back to defeat Idaho and UtahState 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 BoiseState.
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.
FresnoState 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, UtahState (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.
FresnoState’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.