Boise State Hosts Air Force and San Francisco

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April 17, 2014

WEEK FACTS

  • Air Force (13-9, 1-4 MW) at No. 24 Boise State (23-4, 4-0 MW)
  • Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
  • April 19 (Saturday) at 11 a.m. (Mountain)
  • PARKING: Free parking will be available in the Liberal Arts and Library Parking lots.
  • San Francisco (13-12, 3-6 WCC) at No. 24 Boise State (23-4, 4-0 MW)
  • Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
  • April 19 (Saturday) at 6 p.m. (Mountain)
  • PARKING: Free parking will be available in the Liberal Arts and Library Parking lots.

The Last Meeting
Boise State4
Air Force1
April 25, 2013
USAFA, Colo.
Broncos Start Tournament with 4-1 Win Over Falcons
Thomas Tenreiro picked up his 16th-consecutive win as the Boise State men's tennis team defeated Air Force, 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championships, Thursday.

The Last Meeting
Boise State6
San Francisco1
March 9, 2013
San Francisco
Broncos Earn Road Win at San Francisco
Broncos Earn Road Win at San Francisco


WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  • No. 24 Boise State (23-4, 4-0 MW) will be hosting its final regular season matches this weekend with a Saturday doubleheader when the Air Force Falcons (13-9, 1-4 MW) come to town for a conference match; followed by the season finale against the San Francisco Dons (13-12, 3-6 WCC).
  • The action begins with the Mountain West match-up with Air Force at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Center on campus. The Falcons have been in and out of the national rankings this year and could prove to be a formable challenge for the Broncos. 
  • Later in the day, Boise State will square off against the San Francisco Dons out of the West Coast Conference at 6 p.m. This will be the Senior Night match for the three seniors who will be honored prior to the match.
  • The matches are all scheduled to take place at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting. If the weather prohibits outdoor play then the matches will move indoors to the Boas Tennis Center at 1507 S. Oakland Ave.


ABOUT THE OPPONENTS
Air Force Falcons

  • Air Force enters the weekend at 13-9 overall and is coming in off a home split in conference play last weekend falling 6-1 to Nevada before regrouping to down Utah State 5-2. 
  • Andy Jackson has played the most at No. 1 singles going 6-11 in duals. The Falcon with the top singles record is Alex Grubbs at 18-10 overall and 15-5 in duals playing primarily at No. 4. Jackson and Steven Young (5-7), as well as Grubbs and Jack McCullers (5-4) have split time at No. 1 doubles.


San Francisco Dons

  • The Dons have won four straight to enter the weekend at 13-12 overall.
  • Bernardo Saraiva is currently 18-7 playing at No. 1 singles during duals this spring. Nils Skajaa and Saraiva play the most at No. 1 doubles were they are 11-7 in duals.


FOLLOW THE BRONCOS

  • On the World Wide Web at: BroncoSports.com
  • On Twitter at: BroncoSportsMTN
  • On FaceBook at: Boise State University Men's Tennis


BRONCOS IN NATIONAL RANKINGS

  • After winning their second-consecutive Blue Gray National Tennis Classic championship in Montgomery, Ala., on Feb. 23rd Boise State catapulted 26 spots from No. 41 up the national rankings to No. 15.
  • Boise State is currently ranked 24th in this week's ITA rankings.


BETTLES NATIONALLY RANKED

  • Bronco senior Andy Bettles enters the weekend with and overall mark of 22-14 and is ranked 82nd nationally.


QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE

  • Recently: Boise State is coming off two successive weekends of home sweeps (5-0). Last weekend they defeated UC Irvine (5-2), Idaho (5-0) and San Diego State (4-3).
  • Record: Boise State is 23-4 overall and 4-0 MW entering this weekend. Last year the Broncos went 20-10 overall and 8-1 in conference.
  • 20 Wins: This is the eighth time in the last 12 years, since Patton returned as coach, that the Broncos have won 20 or more matches in a season. 
  • The Broncos at Home: Boise State has swept 11 consecutive home matches entering this weekend's slate and is 12-1 at home in 2014. Traditionally the Broncos are hard to beat in Boise where they went 10-1 during the 2012-13 season.
  • Boise State on the Road: The Broncos are 11-3 on the road in 2014 with its three losses coming at then-seventh-ranked Baylor (Jan. 25) 4-0, a 5-2 loss at then-No. 43 Oregon (March 2), as well as at No. 52 Stanford (April 1) 4-0.