The Bronco tennis team has the depth to go all the way.
Matches and championships are won at the #3 doubles position, and the #5 and #6 singles position. Well this 2007 team may be the strongest of any team in the history of Bronco tennis. If and when Kean Feeder is able to play, the team will be so solid…they will be scary.
The Broncos beat Stanford soundly last Saturday, a win in their house no less, where the Cardinals have won twenty-four National
Championships…and placed over a hundred players on the World Pro
As good as that victory was, the
Oh boy. Here is what happened in Coach Patton's own words.
Got to keep this
We are now 4-0 for the season and ranked 25th in the nation.
I guess you could say that Coach Morgan
(Mo Town) Shepherd and I are thrill seekers to the X kind. We have so much
confidence in all of our players that we decided to rest our #2 and #3 players
after the Stanford match (Clancy Shields and Piotr Dilaj). It is important for
us to show our trust in sophomore Stevie Wonder Robertson, and
Stanley (who redshirted last year after
transferring from Glendale JC) had the day of his life to inaugurate his
Then in singles, his breathtaking
talent took over by clinching the team match victory by winning at #6 singles
by a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win. I am so happy for
A great joy for all of us is the
continued success and improvement of Stevie "Double Barrel" Wonder
Robertson. His enthusiasm is infectious, and his doubles play is extraordinary.
He is bringing his tennis gifts of slicing, dicing, dipping and attacking to
the singles court. He has dominated in his two singles matches with UNLV and
A quick synapse of the
Doubles didn't start too well before you could say that Roger Federer won the Australian, we were so far behind Santa Clara that we couldn't read their license plates anymore.
Stanley and Luke fell behind by two breaks (3-7) at #1 doubles. So did our #3 team of Stevie Wonder Robertson and Brent "Hot Sauce" Werbeck (3-7). Our #2 team of Blake "Spunky" Boswell and Eric "Robo" Roberson were hanging onto serve at 5-5. It looked like we might lose that valuable doubles point and the one point lead that it gives you for the 6 singles matches.
I can't tell you how many times that I
have seen Luke somehow will himself back into a match when it looks dire. With
his fearless and great athleticism and some stunning shots by
The Bronco mystic is to fight for every
point with a composed intensity. And sure enough, they did it again (shades of
#2 Blake and Eric won their tiebreaker 8-3.
Now we are ready to get into singles with that humungous one point lead.
Great college experience at
Order of finish in singles matches
# 3 Blake Boswell BSU defeated Jay Wong
(great tennis for our freshman who defeated a free swinging former
Junior American Champion)
#5 Stevie Wonder Robertson BSU def. Bobby Rasmussen 7-6, 6-2
(Stevie is bringing his doubles magic to the singles court)
6-3, 4-6, 6-4 (Team match
#1 Luke "Skywalker" Shields (BSU) def Jan Macek (SCU)
3-6, 6-3, 6-1
(Luke is now 14-3 for season and ranked 15th in nation)
#4 Robert Gallman (SCU) def. Brent (Sauce) Werbeck (BSU) 6-3, 4-6,
#2 Brian Brogan (SCU) def. Eric 'Robo" Roberson (BSU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Next up for the Broncos:
Saturday, Feb. 2--
Sunday, Feb. 3--
If you are in the sunshine of