Bronco Tennis Team Travels To Blue-Gray

Boise State's tennis team heads into the prestigious Blue-Gray Classic as winners of eight matches in a row. The Broncos will be taking on some of the best teams in the nation at the Blue-Gray. (Photo provided by Foto208.com--stories and pictures on the front page are the copyright of BroncoCountry.com.)

 

The 2006 Annual Blue Gray Intercollegiate Tennis Classic, March 15-19, at Montgomery, Alabama.

"The boys looked really sharp this Saturday against Oregon. I feel that we are ready to jump up to the next level when we go to the Blue Gray tournament. This is a very prestigious team tournament in Montgomery, Alabama. It's the oldest team tournament next to the NCAA Championships. It basically is a "bracket buster" similar to the basketball tournament. As you know, it is full of nationally ranked teams (sixteen out of nineteen) trying to position themselves into a great spot for the NCAA Championships."

Greg Patton-March12, 2006

 

A rich Boise State Blue Gray tennis history.

For nearly 60 years, some of the finest tennis players in the world have come to Montgomery in early spring to do battle. For the first 30 years, the Blue Gray tournament was an individual contest rather than the present day team competition. During this time of individual competition, many of the finest college players in the country came to Montgomery to play. Many of these players went on to become some of the top professional players in the world. A brief list of names would include: Stan Smith, Stan Kramer, Bobby Riggs, Charlie Pasarell, Tony Trabert, Barry McKay, Chuck, McKinley, Pancho Segura, Tim and Tom Gullickson, Kevin Curren, Steve Denton, and Vince Patten.

The 1998 Blue Gray Tennis Classic Champion was Boise State University. The 1998 tournament MVP was Boise State's Daniel Merkart. Wesley Moodie, of Boise State is a Blue Gray Hall of Fame inductee.

Other past champions include USC, Pepperdine, Texas, SMU, Auburn, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Fresno State in the year 2000.

 

The 2006 Blue Gray Tournament includes nineteen teams. Sixteen of them have national rankings.

The draw will include the following teams with their current national ranking.

 

#12 Louisville

12-2 on the season, with losses to #5 Mississippi (1-5) and #2 Georgia (0-7), and wins over eight ranked teams. Their roster includes eight International players and four Americans. Won nine matches in a row.

 

#1 Slavko Radman (6-7, So.) 12-9, 88th in the nation

#2 Jakob Gustafsson (6-4, Sr.) 10-10

#3 Damar Johnson (6-0, So.) 6-12

#4 Jeremy Clark (5-9, Sr.) 11-10

#5 Jhonny Berrido (5-7, Jr.) 12-9

#6 Nicolas Houard (5-8, Fr.) 6-8

 

#20 Notre Dame

9-4 on the season, with a win over #11 Ohio State (5-2), and losses to #3 Illinois-Champaign (0-7), #9 Duke (3-4), #11 Virginia and #13 North Carolina. Their roster includes two International players and ten Americans. Won seven matches in a row.

 

#1 Stephen Bass (5-11, Jr.) 22-5, #13 in the country

#2 Sheeva Parbhu (5-11, So.) 20-5, #32 in the nation

#3 Brett Helgeson (6-4, Fr.) 16-5, #89 in the nation

#4 Ryan Keckley (6-1, Jr.) 14-2

#5 Barry King (6-4, Jr.) 7-5, #106 in the country

#6 Eric Langenkamp (6-0, Sr.) 10-7

 

#26 Virginia Commonwealth

12-4 on the season. These guys have moved up through the rankings with impressive wins over #31 Wake Forest (4-2) and #35 Minnesota (5-1)…and narrow losses against #1 Virginia (3-4), #8 Baylor (3-4), #10 Ohio State and #13 North Carolina. Their roster includes eight International players and no American players.

 

#1 Arnaud Lecloerec (Jr.) 16-6, #19 in the nation

#2 Francesc Lleal (Sr.) 6-8

#3 Georges-Alexandre Israel (So.) 12-1, #125 in the country

#4 Sergi Arumi (Jr.) 7-7

#5 Sebastian Ripoll (So.) 10-4

#6 Damien Lacombe (So.) 10-2

 

#32 Boise State

8-3 on the season, with wins against #13 Texas A&M (4-3), #43 Arizona, #51 Utah and #68 William & Mary (1-6) and losses to #9 UCLA and #2 Pepperdine. Their #3 doubles team, freshmen Clancy Shields and Steve Robertson, is undefeated at 11-0 on the season with wins against UCLA, Pepperdine, and Texas A&M. Their roster includes three International players and seven Americans.

 

#1 Luke Shields (6-1, So.) 17-5, #23 in the nation

#2 Thomas Schoeck (6-2, Sr.) 11-6

#3 Clancy Shields (6-1, Fr.) 8-3

#4 Eric Roberson (6-2, So.) 11-6

#5 Piotr Dilaj (Jr.) 5-0

#6 Brent Werbeck (6-1, So.) 11-8

 

#33 South Alabama

12-3 on the season, with wins over #27 TCU, #38 Middle Tennessee, and #63 Texas A&M CC. They have losses against #12 Louisville, #5 Clemson and #44 Mississippi State. Their roster includes eight International players and one American.

 

#1 Jack Baker (10-2), #94 in the nation

#2 Monte Tucker (8-3)

#3 Marek Sramek (10-3)

#4 Robert Hodel (10-3)

#5 Mark Gellard (10-5)

#6 R.J. Nagel (7-1)

 

#36 Middle Tennessee State

7-5 on the season, win a win against #35 San Diego and losses to #56 Fresno State and #33 South Alabama

 

#1 Andreas Siljestrom (6-9, Jr.) 14-11, 47th in the country

#2 Marco Born (6-9, Jr.) 16-10

#3 Kai Schledorn (6-3, Jr.) 13-8

#4 Brandon Allan (6-2, Sr.) 9-9

#5 Greg Pollack (5-9, Sr.) 7-9

#6 Rishan Kuruppu (5-10, Sr.) 10-12

 

#38 Colorado

8-3 on the season, with losses to #1 Georgia, #25 LSU and #11 Virginia with a pair of wins over #48 Utah

 

#1 Eric Molnar (5-6)

#2 Marko Bundalo (6-2)

#3 Peter Bjork (8-2), 96th in the nation

#4 Jan Zelezny (4-2), #111 in the country

#5 Jose Luis Lechuga

#6 Marek Dvorak (7-2)

 

#39 Tulsa

9-4 on the season; lost to #4 Texas, #17 Arkansas (twice) and #19 Texas A & M, Beat #27 TCU

 

#1 Arnau Brugues (So.) 9-0, #21 in the nation

#2 Ricardo Soriano (So.) 10-7, #80 in the country

#3 Federico Soriano (6-0, Sr.) 12-5, #79 in the nation

#4 Will Gary (6-2, Fr.) 9-5

#5 Diego Camacho (6-0, Jr.) 8-5

#6 Andy Connelly (6-0, Fr.) 12-6, #100 in the country

 

#42 Texas Tech (7-3)
7-3 on the season, with a win over #36 Middle Tennessee State and losses to #6 Mississippi, #12 Louisville, #27 TCU and #35 San Diego

 

#1 Adrian Prpic (6-0, Fr.) 9-5, #102 in the nation

#2 Dimitrio Martinez (5-11, So.) 8-5

#3 Christian Rojmar (12-5)

#4 Michael Breler (Fr.) 9-7

#5 Sinisa Markovic (6-3)

#6 Teddy DiBlasi (5-10, Jr.) 7-7

 

#44 Mississippi State

3-4 on the season, with wins over #33 South Alabama and #50 Alabama and losses to #14 Florida, #6 Mississippi.

 

#1 Ivan Bjelica (6-3, Jr.) 13-10

#2 Philippe Fravssinoux (6-3, Fr.) 6-9

#3 Pierre Mouillon (6-0, So.) 13-9

#4 Jose-Carlos Pinto (6-5, Sr.) 6-7

#5 Florent Girod (6-1, Sr.) 8-9

#6 Eric Lim (5-9, Fr.) 6-12

 

#50 Alabama

4-6 on the season with losses to #6 Mississippi, #29 Michigan, #30 Florida State, #18 Kentucky and #44 Mississippi State.

 

#1 Joseph Jung is 12-8, but has won 7 of his last 10, including a 2-2 record against nationally-ranked opponents.

# 2 Mathieu Thibaudeau is 4-7 and has lost 5 matches in a row.

#3 Javier Bes is 8-12.

#4 Billy Mertz is 7-10, but 5-3 in dual matches.

#5 Dan Buikema (8-4) is likely to represent the Crimson Tide at #5.

#6 Andrew Felsenthal is expected to go at #6.

 

#53 Brown

8-1 on the season, with a win over Michigan State and #49 Virginia Tech

#1 Phil Charm (6-4, Sr.)
#2 Thomas (6-1, Jr.)

#3 Freshman Garland (6-2)
#4 Ratnam (6-5, Fr.)
#5 Tedaldi (6-0, Sr.)
#6 Gardner (6-2, Fr.)

 

#63 Furman

7-8 on the season.

#1 Andy Juc (Fr.) 7-9

#2 Ben Pauluhn (Sr.) 4-10

#3 Brian Crook (Jr.) 2-8

#4 Bo Ladyman (Fr.) 4-9

#5 Daniel Knause (3-9)

#6 Chris Gilli

 

#72 William & Mary (8-9)

8-9 on the season, with losses to #32 Boise State, #1 Georgia and #31 Wake Forest

 

#1 Colin O'Brien (5-11, Jr.) 13-13

#2 Stephen Ward (6-1, Sr.) 21-9

#3 Billy Mulligan (Fr.) 4-15

#4 Matthew Rubenstein (6-1, So.) 15-13

#5 Alexander Zuck (Fr.) 16-12

#6 Kavi Sud (5-9, So.) 11-7

 

#69 Texas A & M--Corpus Christi (3-10)

3-10 on the season, with losses to #5 Clemson, #8 Baylor, #27 TCU, #4 Texas and #33 South Alabama

 

#1 Raul Morant/Rivas (5-10, So.) 13-9, #43 in the country

#2 Andrey Kumantsov (5-10, So.) 11-9, #125 in the nation

#3 Mikhail Pavlov (Fr.) 6-10

#4 Jan Cingel (3-10)

#5 Jose Zunino (6-10)

#6 Jose Ycaza (2-5)

 

#72 Fresno State

8-3 on the season.

 

#75 Jakub Cech (6-2, Jr.) is 15-5

Sergiu Modoc (6-2, So.) is 10-8

Rudolf Siwy (6-0, Fr.) is 3-2 on the season

Charles Irie (5-8, Jr.) 13-5

Sam Tadevosian (6-0, Fr.) 11-11

Jordi Ballester (5-9. Fr.) 7-3

 

Auburn-Montgomery

4-1 on the season

 

#1 Daniel Plasa is 1-2 this season.

#2 Anton Brykalin is 7-3 this year at #2.

#2 Joel Kusnierz has compiled a 10-2 mark for Auburn-Montgomery.

#4 David Bidmeade is expected to go at #4; he's 8-2.

#5 David Budler is 11-0 at #5

#6 Willi Frei is 14-1 at #6.

 

Oregon

6-6 on the season, with losses to #32 Boise State, #72 Fresno State and #24 Washington

#1Markus Schiller (6-2, Sr.) 10-5

#2 Thomas Bieri (6-6, Sr.) 8-7

#3 Arron Spencer (5-11, Sr.) 7-7

#4 Mike Myrhed (Fr.) 8-8

#5 Justavo Loza (4-4)

#6 Vladmir Pino (5-10, Jr.) 0-7

 

Troy (6-7)
Lost to #5 Clemson, #6 Mississippi, #33 South Alabama and #50 Alabama

 

#1 Irving Morales (10-9)

#2 Marko Despot (4-11)

#3 Milos Kustudija (6-7)

#4 Marko Kustudija (6-7)

#5 Pascal Duttlinger (11-8)

#6 Diego Martinez (2-10)

To follow the action, go to http://www.bluegraytennis.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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