BOISE, Idaho - Days of suspense and uncertainty for the Boise State men's tennis team finally was laid to rest, Tuesday (May 4) afternoon, as the Broncos learned they were one of 64 teams that will be dancing in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The No. 42 ranked Broncos (19-11) received one of the final at-large bids and will head to Athens, Ga. to face No. 29 Florida State (14-9) in the tournament's opening-round.
Boise State will meet the Seminoles on May 15 (Saturday) at 1 p.m. The teams will play for the right to meet the winner of No. 11 Georgia and UNC Greensboro in the second-round. The NCAA tournament is broken into 16 regions. The winners of each region will earn a trip to Athens, Ga. for the last four rounds of the national championships.
The Broncos enter the NCAA championships looking to improve upon an up and down 2010 season. Boise State finished the regular season in third place in the Western Athletic Conference. The Broncos failed to secure an automatic bid to nationals with a 4-2 loss to Fresno State in the semifinals of the WAC tournament. Boise State is led by sophomore James Meredith, who was voted WAC Player of the Year. Teammate Filipp Pogostkin joined Meredith in earning top conference honors, as Pogostkin was voted WAC Freshman of the Year.
Men's Tennis to Host Team Banquet on Friday
The Boise State men's tennis team invites Bronco fans to join them this Friday (May 7) in the Stueckle Sky Suites for their annual team banquet. The event, which is set to begin at 7 p.m., costs $20 per person. For reservations to the banquet please contact Teresa Apsey at 426-5749 or by email at email@example.com.