Boise State Beats Wisconsin & South Alabama

Boise State is in the semifinals of the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic once again. The Broncos edged 16th-ranked South Alabama 4-3 after blanking Wisconsin of the Big Ten Conference 4-0 earlier. Boise State will meeet #14 Alabama in the Semifinals this afternoon with a championship berth on the line.

#27 Boise State has advanced to the semifinals of the Blue-Gray Tennis Classic in Montgomery Alabama.  Coach Greg Patton's Broncos knocked off #16 South Alabama last night 4-3 after downing #39 Wisconsin 4-0 yesterday afternoon.  Boise State takes on #4 Alabama today at 12:30 p.m. for the right to play in the championship.  


South Alabama was the third seed in the 16-team tournament; they are the highest rated opponent that Boise State has beaten this season.  The Broncos captured singles victories from #14 Luke Shields, #64 Clancy Shields and Eric Roberson.  Luke improved his season record to 14-3 with a straight sets win over #96 Dias Doskarayev, 7-5, 6-3.  Clancy defeated South Alabama's Jack Baker 6-4, 6-4 to advance his record to 10-3 on the season.  Roberson has now won five matches in a row with his 6-2, 6-3 victory over Craig Dunne.


Having split the six singles matches, the teams headed into doubles play.  Clancy and Steve Roberson defeated Doskarayev and R.J. Nagel 8-4.  Blake Boswell and Roberson then rocked Dunne and Baker 8-3 to win the doubles point and the match for Boise State.


The Broncos blanked Wisconsin of the Big Ten Conference 4-0 in the Classic's opening match.  Boise State won the doubles point with Luke Shields & Piotr Dilaj and Roberson & Boswell both winning their matches.  Luke defeated Wisconsin's Jeremy Sonkin 6-2-63.  Robertson also won in straight sets 6-2-63, then Boswell clinched the match with a 6-0, 7-6 victory.


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Boise State 4, South Alabama 3



1. No. 14 Luke Shields  defeated No. 96 Dias Doskarayev, 7-5, 6-3

2. No. 64 Clancy Shields defeated Jack Baker, 6-4, 6-4

3. No. 27 Marek Sramek beat Piotr Dilaj,  2-6, 7-6, 6-2

4. Robert Hodel downed Steve Robertson, 6-4, 6-3

5. R.J. Nagel beat Blake Boswell, 6-4, 6-1

6. Eric Roberson defeated Craig Dunne, 6-2, 6-3



1. L. Shields/Dilaj and Hodel/Sramek, 5-6, DNF

2. C. Shields/Robertson beat Nagel/Doskarayev, 8-4

3. Boswell/Roberson whipped Dunne/Baker, 8-3




Boise State 4, Wisconsin 0



1. Luke Shields downed Jeremy Sonkin, 6-2, 6-3

2. Clancy Shields and Nolan Polley, 5-4, DNF

3. Piotr Dilaj and Moritz Bauman, 0-6, 5-4, DNF

4. Steve Robertson beat Lachezar Kasarov, 6-2, 6-3

5. Blake Boswell defeated Michael Dierberger, 6-0, 7-6

6. Eric Roberson and Bellido, DNF



1. Dilaj/L. Shields put away Polley/Bauman, 8-3

2. Robertson/C. Shields and Sonkin/Kasarov, 5-4, DNF

3. Boswell/Roberson downed Dierberger/Muskievicz, 8-2


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