No. 35 Boise State Men's Tennis Hosts UC Santa Barbara, Weber State in Final Regular Season Matches

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COMING UP:
The No. 35-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team will host their final two regular-season matches on Sunday, April 20. The Broncos will first host the University of California Santa Barbara in an 11 a.m. match. Their second and final home match of the season is slated for 6 p.m. against Weber State. Both matches against the Gauchos and the Wildcats will be played at the Boise State University Appleton Tennis Center.

ABOUT THE BRONCOS:
The Broncos remained at the No. 35 spot in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s national rankings this week after refraining from competition this past weekend. The ITA’s singles and doubles rankings are released bi-weekly and were updated this week, placing Clancy Shields as the No. 61-ranked singles player and Luke Shields as the No. 101-ranked singles player. The Shields pair jumped up three spots in the doubles rankings to No. 18.

BRONCOS’ LAST TIME OUT:
The Broncos are coming off a week away from competition, but hold a nine-match winning streak. They extended their streak to nine on April 5 when they defeated the University of Idaho, 6-1, and No. 61-ranked University of San Diego, 6-1. Boise State improved to 14-1 in their away matches and 13-9 against ranked opponents.

ABOUT THE UC SANTA BARBARA GAUCHOS:
The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos enter the weekend with an 11-7 record, including a 4-1 record against Big West Conference foes. The Gauchos have ranked as high as No. 56 this season in the ITA rankings, but hold a No. 65 ranking this week. In their most recent match, played April 10, the Gauchos fell 6-1 to No. 14 Pepperdine. Their most recent win came on April 6 against the University of Pacific, 6-1.

ABOUT THE WEBER STATE WILDCATS:
Mountain Region opponent Weber State enters the weekend with a 12-8 record overall, including a 6-1 record in the Big Sky Conference. They enter with a four-match winning streak, including their most recent win of 7-0 over Northern Colorado on April 12. The Wildcats also faced Montana on April 11, winning 5-2.

HONORING SENIORS:
Five Bronco seniors will be honored on Sunday prior to their final regular season matches at Boise State. Piotr Dilaj, Jamaal Hepburn, Eric Roberson, Luke Shields, and Brent Werbeck will all be recognized on senior day.