Can Boise State make it to the Indoor Nationals?

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 Boise State 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 Boas Tennis Center 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 6 p.m. 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 Boise State last year 6-1. 


     New 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 Pajkowski.


     Colorado 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.




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