Boise State's men's tennis team will be returning to the national indoor tennis championships by virtue of its regional championship won today at the Boas Tennis Center. Find out who will be joining the Broncos in Chicago!
State's men's tennis team rolled
over the best the intermountain west has to offer in a double shutout today to
capture the regional championship and advance to the national indoor tennis
championships for the second consecutive year.
First, UNLV awoke to find a ferocious opponent in Boise
State, as the Broncos won the first
four singles matches to clinch the victory.
UNLV did not win a set in the blowout win; in fact the Rebels of the
Mountain West Conference managed to win just 16 out of 64 games.
With the win, Boise
State earned a berth in the
championship game tonight against Colorado
of the Big 12 Conference which had put away New Mexico
4-1 earlier in the day. It didn't
matter. Same result, as the Broncos
whitewashed the Buffaloes by the same 4-0 count. The doubles team of Thomas Schoeck and Luke
Shields was victorious 8-4 and Ikaika Jobe and Matias Silva destroyed Colorado's
#2 team 8-2 clinching the 1 point awarded for doubles. Then, the six Broncos took to the court in
singles action and again in straight sets, Boise
State won the first 3 singles
matches to end play and send Coach Greg Patton and company to the national
championships will be February 17-20 at the Mid-Town Tennis Club in Chicago. The indoor championships are the premier collegiate indoor team
tournaments offering a preview of the teams to beat at the May NCAA
Championships. USTA/ITA titles. All four
of last year's USTA/ITA semifinalists are back: champion Illinois, finalist UCLA, Mississippi and Stanford. The host Illini
are gunning for their 3rd straight indoor title. All four of last May's NCAA semifinalists are
also back, led by national champion Baylor, finalist UCLA, Southern California and Illinois. Joining Boise State and those 6 prestigious teams
next month are Duke, Florida, Georgia, Harvard, Kentucky, LSU, Ohio State,
Oklahoma State and Virginia.