San Diego State Men's Tennis to Play Host to Boise State
Jan. 31, 2007
SAN DIEGO - The 49th-ranked San Diego State men's tennis team will play host to No. 17 Boise State, Sunday, Feb. 4, at Aztec Tennis Center beginning at 11 a.m. PST. SDSU (2-1), which had its most recent match with fourth-ranked UCLA cancelled on Tuesday due to poor weather, will look to get back on the winning track against a Bronco team that is undefeated at 4-0.
Earlier this week, the Aztecs traveled halfway to UCLA only to have its match with the Bruins called off due to rain in the Los Angeles Area. Both schools will look to make up the date, but because of the cancellation, Sunday's contest will be the first for SDSU since dropping a 7-0 decision to 43rd-ranked Southern California at Marks Tennis Stadium on Jan. 26.
It should be noted that in the Aztecs' match with the Trojans, 28th-ranked Christian Groh was not able to play due to an injury suffered in his match against Concordia. Groh, who plays No. 1 singles, also makes up half of the ninth-ranked doubles team with Markus Dickhardt.
Boise State visits Montezuma Mesa having already beaten three nationally ranked clubs in No. 19 Stanford (5-1), 66th-ranked UNLV (4-0) and No. 73 New Mexico (5-0). It's most recent victory came against Santa Clara, upending the Broncos, 5-2.
Individually, its two nationally ranked singles players in Luke and Clancy Shields lead BSU.
Luke Shields, the Western Athletic Conference player of the week, is ranked No. 15 in the nation and is the top singles player in Mountain Region. So far this season, he has an impressive 14-3 record and is undefeated in dual-match play.
Meanwhile, Clancy Shields sits at No. 94 in the ITA singles poll and is fourth in the region. Clancy is 3-0 in dual action and was named conference player of the week on Jan. 22 after going 2-0 in the ITA Mountain Region Team Playoff earlier this season.
Following its contest with Boise State, the Aztecs will not be in action until Feb. 10 when they travel to Pepperdine to face the defending national champions and 10th-ranked Waves.