Boise State's Moodie Off and Running Again

Former Boise State tennis player Wesley Moodie is at it again. He is roaring through the best tennis players in the world at Wimbledon, reaching the fourth round in both gentlemen's doubles and mixed doubles.

Boise State's Wesley Moodie's success in the professional tennis ranks has been well chronicled. He and his partner Dick Norman won the Wimbledon Championship in 2005 in gentlemen's doubles. This year, Moodie is not playing singles at Wimbledon but gentlemen's doubles and mixed doubles.

Wesley and his partner Norman are seeded seventh this year. They defeated Jeff Coetzee and Kristof Vliegen 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the opening round and downed Andrey Golubev and Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. Moodie and Norman then challenged Martin Damm and Filip Polasek in the third round and played a three-set thriller. Moodie & Norman won all three sets 7-6 with tie-breakers of 11-9, 7-5 and 7-3.

Moodie and Normal take on the Bryan brothers tomorrow in the quarterfinals. They have developed a good rivalry with that pair. Should they be fortunate enough to win, the former Bronco star and his doubles partner will be in the semifinals.

Moodie and Lisa Raymond are seeded 11th in mixed doubles. They had a bye in the first round before beating Eric Butorac and Olga Govortsova 6-3, 7-6 in the second round. They took on #7 seed Max Mirnyi and Alisa Kleybanova and lost the first set 6-4 before coming back 7-6, 6-4 in the final two sets.

Moodie & Raymond face Julian Knowle and Yaroslava Kleybanova in the fourth round for the right to go to the mixed semifinals at Wimbledon.

Moodie played on some of Boise State Coach Greg Patton's better Bronco teams in the late 90's. You can follow the matches at www.wimbledon.org


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