Feeder Debuts!

Kean Feeder may be the secret weapon the Boise State tennis player is looking for. The highly-heralded recruit made his college debut today in front of the home crowd at Appleton as the Broncos downed Eastern Washington 6-1.

The #23 Boise State tennis team got the boost they've been waiting for for the last two years.  When Kean Feeder was recruited prior to the 2006 season, he was the #2 junior tennis player in America.  Yet when he came to campus, the NCAA put up roadblock after roadblock in front of Feeder, making him ineligible all of last year.  Then, prior to this season, Feeder suffered an injury that has kept him off the court.  Until now.

After a two-year wait, the highly-heralded Feeder played his first tennis match for Boise State today.  He debuted at the Appleton Tennis Center playing #1 singles, leading the Broncos to a 6-1 win over Eastern Washington, Boise State's 10th straight victory.  Feeder defeated Pannhara Mam 6-2, 6-3 in his first match as a Bronco. 

Boise State swept the doubles competition with #56 Piotr Dilaj and Luke Shields winning at #1 singles, Blake Boswell and Eric Roberson captured their 20th win of the season, and Stanley Sarapanich & Steve Robertson won in straight sets as well.

Robertson was the first singles player to leave the court with a win.  Feeder followed, then Sarapanich clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-6 win.  Roberson needed a super tiebreaker but prevailed for his 21st win of the season.  Dilaj also won in three sets for the final Bronco win.

Boise State has now won 30 consecutive matches at home and is 26-5 this season.  The Broncos tackle UC-Irvine tonight at 6 in the final regular season match.  Boise State will host the Western Athletic Conference Tournament next week.   


Match Results

Boise State 6, Eastern Washington 1


1.  Kean Feeder (Boise State) defeated Pannhara Mam, 6-2, 6-3

2.  Piotr Dilaj (Boise State) defeated Kyle Schraeder, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

3.   Steve Robertson (Boise State) defeated Daniel Pez, 6-1, 6-1

4.  Eric Roberson (Boise State) defeated Keithan Gregg, 4-6, 6-3, 10-4

5.  Stanley Sarapanich (Boise State) defeated Patrick Millican, 6-3, 7-6

6. Art Karas defeated Jamaal Hepburn (Boise State), 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (4)


1. Dilaj/L. Shields (Boise State) defeated Davis/Millican, 8-1

2. Boswell/Roberson (Boise State) defeated Mam/Schraeder, 8-4

3. Sarapanich/Robertson (Boise State) defeated Gregg/Erickson, 8-4


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