HONOLULU, Hawaii The No. 20-ranked Boise State men’s tennis team went into the 2009 Western Athletic Conference championship tournament as the favorite and No. 1 seed, but host and No. 3 seed University of Hawaii was able to defend their home courts and pull out a 4-2 upset win over the Broncos. No. 68-ranked Hawaii was able to pick up the doubles point and follow up with three singles win, while the Broncos were only able to pick up two singles wins before the Rainbow Warriors had clinched the match.
The Broncos only ranked doubles team, No. 39-ranked Kean Feeder and James Meredith, were able to pick up the sole doubles win for the Broncos, defeating Jeff Fitch and Dennis Lajola, 8-3 in the No. 1 match. The Rainbow Warriors were able to bounce back with an 8-4 win by Leo Rosenberg and Andreas Weber over Stanley Sarapanich and Clancy Shields in the No. 2 match. With the doubles matches tied at 1-1,
Blane Shields rebounded in singles play, picking up the first singles win of the day and defeating Philipp Eberhard, 6-2, 6-0, in the No. 6 match to tie the team score at 1-1.
The Broncos’ No. 74-ranked Feeder pulled out an upset win over No. 60-ranked Dennis Lajola in the No. 1 match, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, to bring the Broncos back within one point of Hawaii. Feeder’s effort was not enough, however, with Hawaii’s Rosenberg clinching the team title with an upset win over No. 85-ranked Meredith, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5, in the No. 3 singles match. Clancy Shields was leading in the second set of a 4-6, 4-3 effort in the No. 2 match with Weber when the match was called due to
2009 WAC All-Tournament Team
Rudy Siwy, Fresno State
Kean Feeder, Boise State
Clancy Shields, Boise State
Jeff Fitch, Hawai`i
Sascha Heinemann, Hawai`i
Dennis Lajola, Hawai`i
Kean Feeder/James Meredith,
Dennis Lajola/Jeff Fitch,
Tennis Match Results
Apr 26, 2009 at
(UH Tennis Complex)
1. #74 Kean Feeder (BSU) def. #60 Dennis Lajola (UH) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
2. Andreas Weber (UH) vs. #26 Clancy Shields (BSU) 6-4, 3-4, unfinished
3. Leo Rosenberg (UH) def. #85 James Meredith (BSU) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
4. Sascha Heinemann (UH) def. Cristian Hodel (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Jeff Fitch (UH) def.
6. Blane Shields (BSU) def. Philipp Eberhard (UH) 6-2, 6-0
1. #39 Kean Feeder/James Meredith (BSU) def. Jeff Fitch/Dennis Lajola (UH) 8-3
2. Leo Rosenberg/Andreas Weber (UH) def.
3. Sascha Heinemann/Craig Faulk (UH) def. Blane Shields/Matt Solomon (BSU) 8-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,5,4,1,3)
2009 Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship
No. 1 seed