BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team has extended its streak of consecutive appearances in the NCAA Individual National Championships to eight seasons, as sophomore James Meredith has been picked to compete in singles at this year's national tournament.. Meredith received one of 16 automatic selections to the 64 player field.
Boise State's presence on the national tennis scene continues to be strong, as the Broncos have been represented by at least one student-athlete at the individual championships each year since 2003. Meredith is the ninth player in program history to receive a bid in singles. His selection also marks the 14th time in total that Boise State has been represented in singles at the national tournament.
Meredith heads to nationals following a highly successful 2010 season which was highlighted by winning the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year award. He has tallied a 20-6 record in duals, as well as a 9-3 record against nationally ranked opponents dating back to last fall.
For now Meredith and the Broncos have their sights set on the NCAA Team National Championships, however, as Boise State received an at-large bid to the tournament earlier this week. The No. 42 ranked Broncos open the team tournament on May 15 (Saturday) with a showdown against No. 29 Florida State in Athens, Ga. Boise State's opening round dual is scheduled for 1 p.m.