Fun In The Sun!

Many area sports fans have wanted to catch the exciting Boise State tennis team in action. What better chance than on a gorgeous spring day in Boise? Coach Greg Patton's team will take on Montana State at 10 this morning and follow that up with a meeting against Loyola-Marymount at 5.

The #21 Boise State tennis team hosts two matches on the sun-soaked Appleton Tennis Center today.  The Broncos entertain Montana State this morning at 10 and then take on Loyola Marymount at 5 p.m.

 

Boise State features the #12 singles player in the nation, Luke Shields at the top of the lineup.  Shields is 16-3 this season and also teams with junior Piotr Dilaj to form the #52 doubles tandem in the country.

 

Brother Clancy Shields will go for the Broncos at No. 2 singles.  Clancy is 12-5 on the season.  Dilaj has won some crucial matches for Boise State, going 13-8 at the No. 3 singles position.  Sophomore Steve Roberson has become a dependable force for Coach Patton, racking up a 14-2 record this season.  Blake Boswell (11-10), Eric Roberson (12-9) and Brent Werbeck (10-7) have all received considerable playing time at the No. 5 & 6 singles spots.    

 

 Coach Greg Patton's Broncos are off to one of the best seasons in school history at 21-5 and are trying to finish the season in the top 16.  Boise State has defeated 13 opponents ranked in the top 75, including Stanford, South Alabama, Wisconsin and New Mexico.  A final ranking within the top 16 is important because it would allow Boise State to host the first two rounds of the upcoming NCAA National Tennis Tournament.  The Broncos are also tuning up for the Western Athletic Conference Tournament, which starts in less than three weeks in Boise.

 

Boise State took home the title in the 16-team Red Lion Spring Break Invitational last weekend by winning four matches in four days.  The Broncos clash with rivals Fresno State and Utah State next weekend at the Appleton Center.

 

Come out and enjoy the sun and great Bronco tennis!


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