Broncos in a Battle By the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich.- The Boise State men’s tennis team completed the first day of competition at the Wolverine Invitational, hosted by the University of Michigan, by squaring off in singles against the University of Notre Dame.


Brent Werbeck defeated Irachli Akhulepiani in straight sets 6-4 and 6-3 to earn the lone victory for the Broncos Friday.


In the other singles matches, Eric Roberson lost to Barry King 6-3 and 6-3.


Piotr Dilaj also lost.  He was defeated by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s 21st ranked Stephen Bass 6-3 and 7-5.


In doubles play, Roberson and Dilaj lost to Vanderbilt’s number one doubles team of Nick Cromydas and Ryan Preston 9-8


The tournament will continue Saturday when Boise State takes on Notre Dame in doubles followed by singles matches against Vanderbilt.


* The Wolverine Invitational is based on a dual match format, where teams square off against each other but the outcome of the match is not scored as a team effort. However, each match counts toward the individual players' records and rankings.

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