Boise State Downs #9 Stanford 6-1

Boise State's tennis team did not wait long to score its first big win of the 2007 season. Playing in front of a hostile crowd, Boise State put away #9 Stanford in surprisingly easy fashion to remain unbeaten at 3-0.

Does it seem like the Fiesta Bowl win is having an effect on other sports at Boise State?

Make no mistake about it.  Today the 25th ranked Bronco tennis team went in and disposed of #9 Stanford on their home court 6-1 as if the rankings of the two teams should be reversed.  After an hour-long rain delay, Coach Greg Patton's crew took to the courts with a mission.  Luke Shields, #15 in the country, dropped the first set to Stanford All-American Matt Bruch (#10 in the nation), then dominated the rest of the way, taking the next two sets 6-1 and 6-3. 

Brother Clancy Shields (#94) did the same thing against Stanford's Richard Wire, losing 1-6 before coming back to take the match in three sets.  Piotr Dilaj put away Blake Muller 6-1, 6-2 and the Broncos were up 3-0.

Eric Roberson also collected a straight sets victory when he downed Stanford's Paul Morrissey 6-1, 6-2.  Brent Werbeck joined the victory parade with a straight sets win over Kevin Kaiser of the Cardinal, 6-3-6-3.

Two tiebreakers were all that kept the match from being a shutout.  Stanford's Eric McKean won them both to defeat Boise State's Blake Boswell 7-5, 7-6.

Boise State also captured the doubles point and moved their season record to 3-0.  The Broncos take on Santa Clara tomorrow at noon.

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