Will Patton's Army show up in force to beat back the challenges of UNLV, New Mexico and Colorado? Join the action at the Boas Indoor Tennis Facility this morning as Boise State takes on UNLV. If the Broncos win, they will play in the regional championship at 6 tonight!
The BoiseState men's tennis team (currently
ranked 42nd) is competing today with a berth in the National Indoor
Tennis Championships at stake.The
Broncos, under veteran coach Greg Patton, are competing against UNLV this
morning at the BoasTennisCenter off of Boise
Avenue (the bubbles).New Mexico
will battle Colorado in the other
semifinal match.The winners of those
two matches will then meet at
tonight with the trip to the nationals on the line.Boise State will likely go with Luke Shields,
the #41 player in the nation, #55 Matias Silva, #90 Thomas Schoeck, junior Nils
Klemann, Ikaika Jobe and Beck Roghaar.
UNLV is led by
senior Henner Nehles, the #38 singles player in the country, and Aviram
Salomon, ranked #100.Others expected to
start are juniors Milos Blagojevic, Sean Hubbard, Joel Kielbowicz and Romain
Massaro.The Rebels were in the top 70
last spring and lost to BoiseState
last year 6-1.
Mexico was also ranked in the top 70 last year;
they'll go with #122 Ryan Stotland and fellow seniors Derek Boland and David
Kowalski along with juniors Eric Conklin and Henry Gers and freshman Kamil
was ranked just outside the top 70 last season and will feature junior Marko
Bundalo and sophomores Peter Bjork, Marcos Digliodo, Marek Dvorak, Elliott
Quibell and Justin Rofel.