The talented and deep Boise State tennis team destroyed Nevada on the Appleton Tennis Center courts yesterday afternoon 4-0. The Broncos advance to the WAC Championship this morning at 11 against Fresno State.
Coach Greg Patton's Boise State men's tennis team performed like a
machine today in shutting out Nevada 4-0 at the Appleton Tennis Center.
With the win, the Broncos advanced to the Western Athletic Conference
Championship for the third consecutive year.
The Broncos meet #72 Fresno State this morning at 11 at the Appleton Center.
The Bulldogs put away Hawai'i 4-0 earlier this morning.
Coach Patton shuffled his lineup
a bit today, teaming brothers Luke and Clancy Shields at No. 1 doubles. It was the first time the pair had played
together since the All-American tournament in October. They played solid tennis in downing the
talented Laurent Garcin and Guillaume Tonelli of Nevada, 8-4.
Steve Robertson and Piotr Dilaj clinched the doubles point with an 8-4
win over Benjamin David and Guerin Smith.
Patton rested Clancy at No. 2
singles, giving the huge crowd at Appleton a chance to see Kean Feeder. Feeder justified the excitement about him
with an impressive 6-4, 6-1 win over Tonelli.
Brent Werbeck became the seventh member of the team to reach 20 singles
victories on the season with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Arzhang Derakhshani.
Eric Roberson then clinched the
match at No. 6 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Eldar Dzhafarov. Luke Shields was just about to win his match
when word came that Roberson had clinched it.
Shields was ahead 6-2, 6-6 when the match was called. Robertson also led 6-3, 3-2 and Blake Boswell
was out in front 6-3, 3-3 at the conclusion of the match.
Boise State is now 28-5 on the season and 19-0 at
#23 Boise State 4, Nevada 0
1. Luke Shields
(BOISE STATE) vs. Laurent Garcin (NEV) 6-2, 6-6, unfinished
2. Kean Feeder
(BOISE STATE) defeated Guillaume Tonelli (NEV) 6-4, 6-1
3. Blake Boswell
(BOISE STATE) vs. Benjamin David (NEV) 6-3, 3-3, unfinished
4. Steve Robertson
(BOISE STATE) vs. Alex Daruty (NEV) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
5. Eric Roberson
(BOISE STATE) defeated Augustin Myard (NEV) 6-1, 6-3
6. Brent Werbeck
(BOISE STATE) defeated Arzhang Derakhshani (NEV) 6-2, 6-0
1. Clancy Shields/Luke Shields defeated
Tonelli/Garcin (NEV) 8-4
2. Benjamin David/Guerin Smith (NEV) defeated Eric
Roberson/Blake Boswell 8-4
3. Piotr Dilaj/Steve Robertson (BOISE STATE) defeated Augustin
Myard/Arzhang Derakhshani (NEV) 8-4