Six Straight!

Boise State's tennis team is finding its groove. Led by the doubles team of Clancy Shields and Eric Robertson, the Broncos rolled to their sixth straight win today over the University of Arizona.

#32 Boise State fought off the flu to down the University of Arizona of the PAC-10 5-2 at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex today. The win over the 46th-ranked Wildcats was the sixth straight for Coach Greg Patton's Broncos after dropping their first three matches. Arizona is also 6-3 with the loss.

The All-American duo of senior
Thomas Schoeck and sophomore Luke Shields, ranked No. 12 in the nation, improved to 12-7 on the season with a victory over Claudio Christian and Jeff Groslimond, 8-4.

Clancy Shields and Steve Robertson remained undefeated on the season (9-0) by beating Bruno Alcala and Peter Zimmer, 8-5.

The Shields brothers each won in straight sets in singles competition. Luke (#39) defeated Groslimond (#84) at the No. 2 position, 7-5, 6-1. Clancy, playing number three singles for the Broncos, knocked off Alcala, 6-4, 6-4. Luke is now 15-5 this season, and Clancy is 7-2 since joining the Broncos this spring.

Also victorious were sophomore
Brent Werbeck, who defeated Jason Labrosse, 6-3, 6-4, and junior Piotrek Dilaj, who downed Zimmer 7-6, 7-6.

The Broncos host #73 William and Mary Tuesday at 2 p.m. The match is scheduled for Boas, but could be moved to the Appleton Tennis Center if weather conditions improve.

Here are the complete results from today's action:

Schoeck/Shields, Boise State (#12) defeated Christian/Groslimond, UA - 8-4
Matalonga/VanDerMerwe, UA defeated Dilaj/Roberson, Boise State - 8-6
Robertson/C. Shields, Boise State defeated Alcala/Zimmer, UA - 8-5

Roger Matalonga (#80), UA defeated Thomas Schoeck, Boise State - 7-6 (11), 3-6, 10-7
Luke Shields (#39), Boise State defeated Jeff Groslimond (No. 84), UA - 7-5, 6-1
Clancy Shields, Boise State defeated Bruno Alcala, UA - 6-4, 6-4
Claudio Christian, UA defeated Eric Roberson, Boise State - 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7)
Brent Werbeck, Boise State defeated Jason Labrosse, UA - 6-3, 6-4
Piotrek Dilaj, Boise State defeated Peter Zimmer, UA - 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5)

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