Bronco Tennis Team Reaches Red Lion Final

Boise State defeated Idaho State 4-0 and Memphis 4-1 to advance to the finals of the Red Lion Spring Break Invitational Tennis Tournament yesterday. The Broncos challenge #44 Nebraska this afternoon at 1 at Appleton Tennis Complex.

The #23 Boise State tennis team appears to be finding its stride.  The Broncos shut out instate rival Idaho State 4-0 before beating Memphis 4-1 yesterday in the Boise State Red Lion Spring Break Invitational in Boise.

Coach Greg Patton's team now faces #44 Nebraska at 1 this afternoon at the Appleton Tennis Complex.

Senior Stanley Sarapanich and freshman Freddy Walsh rolled to an 8-1 win against Idaho State, while Kean Feeder and sophomore Erik Sheldon clinched the doubles point with a similar 8-1 win in #1 doubles.  #80 James Meredith followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Javier Royo to give the Broncos a 2-0 lead.  Junior Matt Solomon recorded a 6-2, 6-0 win and junior Nick Gourley clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-1 over Idaho State's Andres Mancero.

The nation's #68 doubles team, Feeder and Meredith, got the Broncos off to a great start with an 8-1 win over Memphis' Spencer Heflin and Leon Naserman.  Walsh and Sarapanich quickly notched the doubles point with an 8-6 win.  Meredith defeated Benedikt Fischer 6-1, 6-2 with Feeder beating Jorge Vazquez at #1 singles 6-2, 6-3.  After Blane Shields was defeated by the Tigers' Michael Hayes, Cristian Hodel clinched the match with a 7-6, 6-4 win at #3 singles.


Tennis Match Results

Idaho State vs. Boise State University

Mar 27, 2009 at Boise , Idaho


#23 Boise State University 4, Idaho State 0


 Singles competition

1. #80 James Meredith (Boise State) def. Royo, Javier (ISU) 6-2, 6-1

2. Barrenechea, Danel (ISU) vs.. Cristian Hodel (Boise State) no result

3. Buceta, Alex (ISU) vs.. Stanley Sarapanich (Boise State) no result

4. Dechant, Ross (ISU) vs.. Erik Sheldon (Boise State) no result

5. Matt Solomon (Boise State) def. BUCKINGHAM, Dan (ISU) 6-2, 6-0

6. Nick Gourley (Boise State) def. MANCERO, Andres (ISU) 6-0, 6-1


 Doubles competition

1. Kean Feeder/Erik Sheldon (Boise State) def. Barrenechea, Danel/ROYO, Javier (ISU) 8-1

2. Buceta, Alex/Dechant, Ross (ISU) vs.. Blane Shields/Matt Solomon (Boise State) no result

3. Stanley Sarapanich/Freddy Walsh (Boise State) def. BUCKINGHAM, Dan/Kutchins, David (ISU) 8-1


Match Notes:

Idaho State 0-12

Boise State University 12-7; National ranking #23

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (1,5,6)


Tennis Match Results

University of Memphis vs. Boise State University

Mar 27, 2009 at Boise , Idaho


#23 Boise State University 4, University of Memphis 1


 Singles competition

1. #78 Kean Feeder (Boise State) def. Jorge Vazquez (Memphis) 6-2, 6-3

2. #80 James Meredith (Boise State) def. Benedikt Fischer (Memphis) 6-1, 6-2

3. Cristian Hodel (Boise State) def. Leon Naseman (Memphis) 7-6, 6-4

4. Stanley Sarapanich (Boise State) vs.. Charlie Famsay (Memphis) 3-6, 6-2, 3-3, unfinished

5. Michael Hayes (Memphis) def. Blane Shields (Boise State) 6-2, 6-3

6. Erik Sheldon (Boise State) vs.. Mike Gaerthoeffner (Memphis) 6-7, unfinished


 Doubles competition

1. #68 Kean Feeder/James Meredith (Boise State) def. Spencer Heflin/Leon Naseman (Memphis) 8-1

2. Blane Shields/Matt Solomon (Boise State) vs.. Michael Hayes/Charlie Famsay (Memphis) 7-4, unfinished

3. Freddy Walsh/Stanley Sarapanich (Boise State) def. Benedikt Fischer/Jordan Smith (Memphis) 8-6


Match Notes:

University of Memphis 12-7

Boise State University 13-7; National ranking #23

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,1,5,3)



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