BOISE, Idaho - The No. 23 Boise State University men’s tennis team defeated UC Irvine 6-1, Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Center to improve to 27-5 on the season and extend its winning streak to 11 matches.
The Broncos took two of three doubles matches and five single matches to capture the victory.
Steve Robertson and Stanley Sarapanich knocked off Trevor Dobson and Victor Lamm at No. 3 doubles 8-3, to collect their second doubles win of the day and fifth of the season.
Blake Boswell and Eric Roberson earned their team-leading 21st doubles victory as they ousted Zac Tsai and Andrei Radulescu at No. 2 doubles 8-3, to secure the doubles point for the Broncos and give them a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.
Luke Shields defeated Aaron Yovan in straight sets at No. 1 singles 6-4 and 6-1, to collect the first singles point for Boise State as L. Shields earned his 32nd victory of the season.
Robertson took care of Dobson at No. 4 singles, defeating the Anteater in straight sets 6-2 and 6-4, as Robertson upped his record to 18-3 in dual matches.
Sarapanich earned the second consecutive clinching match point for the Broncos as he defeated Tsai at No. 6 singles 6-4 and 7-5, including breaking Tsai’s serve at 6-5 in the second to capture the set and the match.
Roberson added an insurance point for Boise State as he vanquished Suzuki 6-4, 5-7 and 6-3, to extend his winning streak to 10 consecutive matches.
Piotr Dilaj capped off the scoring for Boise State as he defeated Lamm at No. 2 singles 2-6, 6-3 and 6-2, to earn his 22nd singles win of the year.
The only singles loss of the match came at No. 3 where Boswell fell in three sets to Mutafa Ulukan 6-4, 1-6 and 7-5.
The Western Athletic Conference Championship is next for the Broncos. The event will be held Apr. 27-29 at the Appleton Tennis Center at Boise, Idaho.
Boise State 6, UC Irvine 1
Appleton Tennis Center
Apr. 21, 2007
1. Luke Shields def. Aaron Yovan, 6-4, 6-1
2. Piotr Dilaj def. Victor Lamm, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Mutafa Ulukan def. Blake Boswell, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
4. Steve Robertson def. Trevor Dobson, 6-2, 6-4
5. Eric Roberson def. Shimpei Suzuki, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
6. Stanley Sarapanich def. Zac Tsai, 6-4, 7-5
1. Yovan/Ulukan def. Dilaj/L. Shields, 8-6
2. Boswell/Roberson def. Tsai/Rodulescu, 8-3
3. Sarapanich/Robertson def. Dobson/Lamm, 8-3
Boise State Record: 27-5
UC Irvine Record: 11-11