Boise State Will Play For WAC Championship

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 home.


#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


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