What’s Happening - The Boise State men’s tennis team will send three players to Santa Clara, Calif., to compete in the Bronco Fall Classic Oct. 5-8.
The Teams- In addition to Boise State the tournament will include 18 teams. The Western Athletic Conference rivals competing in the tournament are Fresno State and Nevada. Stanford, California, Washington, Oregon, Gonzaga, Santa Clara, San Francisco, St. Mary’s, Brigham Young, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, Fresno Pacific, Sacramento State and host Santa Clara. Seven of the participating teams ended the season ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
The Players - The three members of the team set to compete in the tournament are Eric Roberson, Piotr Dilaj and Jamaal Hepburn.
This is the third tournament of the Fall season for Roberson. In the Utah Fall Tennis Classic he advanced to the semi-finals of the indoor competition before eventually falling to an independent player.
Last season in singles competition Dilaj went 13-7, to earn the fourth best winning percentage on the team in singles play.
In his first tournament of the season, Hepburn reached the semi-finals of the Utah Fall Classic.
Dilaj and Roberson are also scheduled to compete as a doubles team this weekend. Last season the pair recorded 13 victories in doubles play which was the third most on the Bronco’s roster.
The Broncos return eight members from their 2005-06 team that ended the season ranked 27nd, according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and captured the WAC Championship in Boise, Idaho.