Broncos Host Doubleheader on Senior Day

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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team (22-6, 4-0 MW) will welcome College of Idaho and UNLV to the Appleton Tennis Center, Friday April 20 in what will be the final two regular season matches for the Broncos. The Blue and Orange will take on the Coyotes, in a morning at 10 a.m. before e battling the Rebels at 2 p.m.  Preceding the second match, the Broncos will recognize seniors Damian Hume, James Meredith and Erik Sheldon who will be playing in their final home match at Boise State. Following the UNLV match, the USTA will host a Kids Day Clinic.

National Rankings - The Boise State men's tennis team dropped a spot to No. 31 in the Campbell's/ITA National Team Rankings, Tuesday, after going 2-0 last week with wins against TCU and No. 61 New Mexico.

Damian Hume and James Meredith are each ranked individually. Hume checks in at No. 65 while Hume is close behind at No. 82.

Scouting College of Idaho - The Coyotes are 4-8 this season and coming off CC of Spokane and Treasure Valley CC. Joel Hernandez leads the team in winning percentage, playing primarily at the No. 5 position and owning a 4-6 record.

Scouting UNLV - The Lobos have an overall record of 7-14 this spring season and are currently fifth in the six-team Mountain West. New Mexico enters the weekend with a 2-10 record against ranked opponents and most recently a 7-0 loss to San Diego State. Tamas Batyi and Rene Ruegamer each lead the team with nine singles wins this spring season.

Climbing the Mountain - The men's side is 4-0 in Mountain West play after road wins against TCU and New Mexico last week, solidifying the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament next weekend. The Broncos ranking of 31st is currently the highest in the conference, ahead of No. 61 San Diego State and No. 67 New Mexico.

No Place Like Home - The Broncos have enjoyed the comfort of playing at home this season, and remain unbeaten at 17-0. Dating back to last season, Boise State holds a 24-match winning streak.

Best in the West - Boise State senior Damian Hume has been selected as the Mountain West Men's Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.

Hume, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, went a combined 3-1 last week as 31st-ranked Boise State posted victories over TCU (W, 5-2) and 61st-ranked New Mexico (W, 5-2), respectively. Hume picked up two singles wins during the Broncos' road trip to Fort Worth, Texas and Albuquerque, N.M. Positioned at the second singles position, the senior defeated JT Sundling of TCU on Friday in three sets (6-4, 2-6, 6-2), after teaming with Scott Sears to down the Horned Frogs' No. 2 doubles tandem of Nick Chappell and Will Stein, 9-8 (7-3), to start the Conference dual. In Sunday's match against the Lobos, Hume rebounded from a first-set loss to defeat New Mexico's Ben Dunbar, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.

Hume marks the fourth Bronco to earn the conference honor this season, joining Andy Bettles, James Meredith and Nathan Sereke.

Reaching a Milestone - Of the many milestones head coach Greg Patton has reached throughout his career, his most recent came on March 24 during Boise State Spring Classic Championship against UAB. The win was the 700th of Patton's 32-year tenure as an NCAA head coach.