Broncos Capture Red Lion Tennis Title!

Boise State's tennis team pitched a 4-0 shutout to win the 16-team Red Lion Invitational Tournament this afternoon. The Broncos' singles players were so solid that the doubles teams didn't get to strut their stuff. (Photo provided by stories and pictures on the BroncoCountry front page are the exclusive property of BroncoCountry.)

The Boise State tennis team won the Red Lion Invitational Championship this afternoon 4-0 over #48 Louisiana-Lafayette at the Boas Tennis Complex. The surging Broncos won their 13th match out of their last 14 and improved to 14-4 on the season.

Boise State's singles crew took care of business this afternoon, sweeping the Ragin' Caguns and clinching the match without doubles play necessary. Luke Shields, the #25 college tennis player in America, defeated Evghenii Corduneanu 6-3, 6-1 to notch his 20th win of the season against 7 setbacks. Senior Thomas Schoeck, who was ranked #108 this week, also recorded a straight set win to push his season mark to 16-7.

Piotr Dilaj followed with a straight sets win at #5 singles to move his record to 9-2, and freshman Clancy Shields gave Coach Greg Patton's team its fourth and deciding win with a 7-5, 7-6 win over Robin Ley. Clancy is 13-4 on the season. "When the Shields brothers win, we win," Patton said. "This is a family affair and there is nothing sweeter than the brotherhood."

"This was really pivotal for our team," Head Coach Greg Patton said. "We are building towards the end of our season and we had some quality teams here that have some great wins against great teams. We got to play two teams in the top 50 and we came away with victories. That gives our team a lot of confidence."

The Broncos will face #41 Fresno State next Sunday and #21 Stanford Tuesday, April 4 in California.

"Our two goals are to get into the top 16 so that we can host an NCAA tournament match and to be firing on all cylinders when we host the WAC Championships," Patton said.

In other action today at the Red Lion Classic, Ball State and South Alabama played for 3rd place--results were unavailable at press time. Western Michigan captured 5th place with a 4-1 win over Texas-Arlington, Central Michigan finished 7th by edging College of Santa Fe 4-3 and Georgia State took 9th with a 4-2 victory over Wichita State. Portland was awarded 11th place after downing Idaho State 4-1 while Gonzaga won 15th place with an easy 5-1 victory over Idaho. The 13th place match results between Nevada and Lewis and Clark State were also unavailable.


1st Place Match – Boise State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette (4-0)

3rd Place Match – Ball State vs. South Alabama – 10:30 a.m. at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex

5th Place Match – Western Michigan defeated Texas-Arlington (4-1)

7th Place Match – Central Florida defeated College of Santa Fe (4-3)

9th Place Match – Georgia State defeated Wichita State (4-2)

11th Place Match – Portland defeated Idaho State (4-1)

13th Place Match – Nevada vs. LCSC – 5:00 p.m. at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex

15th Place Match – Gonzaga defeated Idaho (5-1)

No. 23 Boise State defeated No. 48 Louisiana-Lafayette – 4-0 (1st Place Match)


1. No. 25 Luke Shields, Boise State defeated Evghenii Corduneanu, ULL – 6-3, 6-1
2. No. 108 Thomas Schoeck, Boise State defeated Aman Singh, ULL – 6-3, 6-4
3. Clancy Shields, Boise State defeated Robin Ley, ULL – 7-5, 7-6 (3)
4. Eric Roberson, Boise State vs. Dusan Tabak, ULL – DNF
5. Piotr Dilaj, Boise State defeated Shaun Ellison, ULL – 6-1, 6-2
6. Brent Werbeck, Boise State vs. Arlen Domoney, ULL – DNF

Doubles – Did not play

Western Michigan defeated Texas-Arlington - 4-1 (For 5th Place)


Sandy Farguharson, UTA defeated Tim Bradshaw, WMU – 6-2, 7-5
Brady Crosby, WMU defeated Diego Mattar, UTA – 6-3, 6-3
Jose Orozco, WMU defeated Daniel Omana, UTA – 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Alex Birchmeier, WMU defeated Alberto Agis, UTA – 6-4, 6-2
Kevin Hayward vs. Ian Vazquez, UTA – DNF
Jeff French, WMU defeated Niels Buksik, UTA – 7-5, 6-4

Doubles – Did not play

Central Florida defeated College of Santa Fe – 4-3 (For 7th Place)


Bartosz Golas, CSF defeated Alamgir Wali, UCF – 6-1, 7-5
Benny Althaus, CSF defeated Sinan Sudas, UCF – 6-2, 7-6 (3)
Sebastian Delgado, UCF defeated Sascha Ruckelshausen, CSF – 7-5, 6-2
Tarek Ben Soltane, UCF defeated Peter Sanska, CSF – 6-4, 6-0
Anibal Aranda, CSF defeated Norman Alcantara, UCF – 6-2, 6-2
Brock Sakey, UCF defeated Juan Lorenzo, CSF – 6-0, 6-0

Ben Soltane/Delgado, UCF defeated Althaus/Sanska, CSF – 8-6
Alcantara/Sudas, UCF vs. Golas/Ruckelshausen, CSF – DNF
Sakey/Roesch, UCF defeated Aranda/Lorenzo, CSF – 8-1

Georgia State defeated Wichita State – 4-2 (For 9th place)


Martin Stiegwardt, GSU defeated Goran Vujaklija, WSU – 6-2, 2-2 ret.
Nejc Podkrajsek, GSU defeated Boris Gubic, WSU – 7-5, 6-4
Tiago Espirito Santo, WSU defeated Clarence Boyd, GSU – 7-6 (2), 6-4
Anze Cevka, GSU defeated Augusto Alvarado, WSU – 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Thiago Dos Santos, WSU defeated Matija Sulin, GSU – 6-4, 6-2
Jacek Twarowski, GSU defeated Moti Eisikovits, WSU – 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Doubles – Did not play

Portland defeated Idaho State – 4-1 (For 11th place)


1. Matt Loucks, UP vs. Marc Pijoan, ISU - DNF
2. James Redpath, UP defeated Alex Danilkovich, ISU – 6-0, 6-3
3. Masimba Ruwo, ISU defeated Scott Kennel, UP – 6-2, 6-2
4. Joel Kincaid, UP defeated Ryo Sakamoto, ISU – 6-2, 6-1
5. Alex Strom, UP defeated Alan Mohadeb, ISU – 6-2, 6-3
6. Carlos Machado, UP defeated Brian Richman, ISU – 6-0, 6-2

Doubles – Did not play

Gonzaga defeated Idaho – 5-1 (For 15th Place)


1. Reid Arthur, GU defeated Timothy Huynh, Idaho – 6-4, 6-4
2. Brett Womack, GU defeated John Hieb, Idaho – 6-4, 7-6
3. Anthony Karlovic, Idaho defeated Marco Pineda, GU – 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Cooper Fratt, GU defeated Paulo Miranda, Idaho – 6-4, 6-4
5. Charles Adams, GU defeated Joel Trudel, Idaho – 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
6. Robert Penney, GU defeated Ned Hayley, Idaho – 6-2, 7-5

Doubles – Did not play

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