Celebrating the end of five seniors’ careers, the
Dilaj ended with a 2-0 finish in doubles play and a 1-0 record in singles play on Sunday. Roberson had an average doubles day, going 1-1, but answered back with two fantastic singles wins. Shields had a perfect 2-0 finish in both singles and doubles while Werbeck went 2-0 in singles and 0-1 in doubles.
The Broncos made their win over the UCSB Gauchos look easy winning all three doubles matches as well as all six singles matches. In doubles play the No. 18-ranked duo of Luke and Clancy Shields easily defeated Bijan Hejazi and Philip Therp 8-4 in the No. 1 position. The next to finish was Dilaj and Steve Robertson in the No. 3 spot, downing Anders Dalskov and Jack Hui of UCSB, 9-8 (3). Paul Koenke and Roberson fought off Josh Finkelstein and Alex Konigsfeldt, winning 9-8 (4) in the No. 2 doubles match.
In singles play against UCSB, No. 61-ranked Clancy Shields was the first to finish, defeating Hejazi, 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 2 spot. No. 101-ranked Luke Shields defeated Therp, 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 1 match while Koenke picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win over Max Taylor in the No. 5 spot. Robertson downed Konigsfeldt, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 4 singles match while Werbeck fought off a tough Jack Hui in the No. 3 match winning 6-4, 6-7, 10-5. In the No. 6 match, Roberson had an excellent match against Finkelstein, winning 6-4, 6-3.
In their evening match against
Playing their final home matches at home, Shields, Werbeck, Dilaj and Roberson all picked up singles wins.
Werbeck was the first to finish, earning a 6-2 ,6-3 win over Kiehne in the No. 2 spot. Roberson followed suit, downing Travis Covington, 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 6 spot. Koenke was the third finisher for the Broncos, downing Chris Williams, 6-0, 6-3 in the No. 5 match while Dilaj picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win over Plum in the No. 4 match. Robertson was the only Bronco to drop a singles match, falling 6-3, 6-4 to Mancarella in the No. 3 spot. Finishing as the last Bronco on the court, Luke Shields capped his home career with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Hipp in the No. 1 spot.
The Broncos improve to 21-10 on the season and extend their winning streak to 11 matches. They close their 2008 home season with a 16-1 record, including a 14-9 record over nationally ranked teams both at home and on the road.