April 21, 2007

Eastern Defeated by No. 23 Boise State

April 21, 2007

The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team (12-11) finished its regular season with a 6-1 loss on the road to 23rd-ranked Boise State (26-5). The Eagles saw its lone victory come in dramatic fashion, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), by Kevin Erickson on the sixth court. The match was Erickson's first of the spring season.

Other than that match on the sixth court, the Broncos moved their home winning streak to 30 by winning each contest comfortably, with the exception of Nos. 2 and 4 singles. Kyle Schraeder dropped a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 decision on the second court, while Patrick Millican battled Eric Roberson tough before falling, 4-6, 6-3, (10-4).

The Broncos are the highest-ranked team on Eastern's 2007 schedule.

The Eagles now look forward to next weekend's Big Sky Conference Championship, where Eastern Washington, who will enter as the third seed, will take on No. 6 Weber State. The tournament is hosted by Sacramento State at the Gold River Racquet Club in Gold River, Calif., 13 miles east of the Sacramento State campus. The Wildcats are 8-13 and have a match at Utah State on Monday (April 23).

Playing in the six-team tournament will be (in seed order): Sacramento State, Montana, Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona, Montana State and Weber State. The quarterfinals will be played on Friday (April 27), the semifinals the next day and the championship on April 29.

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Eastern Washington at #23 Boise State
#23 Boise State 6, Eastern Washington 1
April 21, 2007, in Boise, Idaho

Doubles competition
1. #56 Piotr Dilaj/Luke Shields (BSU) def. Jonathan Davis/Patrick Millican (EWU), 8-1
2. Blake Boswell/Eric Roberson (BSU) def. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU), 8-4
3. Stanley Sarapanich/Eric Robertson (BSU) def. Keithan Gregg/Kevin Erickson (EWU), 8-4

Singles competition
1. Kean Feeder (BSU) def. Pannhara Mam (EWU), 6-2, 6-3
2. Piotr Dilaj (BSU) def. Kyle Schraeder (EWU), 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
3. Steve Robertson (BSU) def. Daniel Pez (EWU), 6-1, 6-1
4. Eric Roberson (BSU) def. Patrick Millican (EWU), 4-6, 6-3, (10-4)
5. Stanley Sarapanich (BSU) def. Art Karas (EWU), 6-3, 7-6
6. Kevin Erickson (EWU) def. Jamaal Hepburn (BSU), 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (4)

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,4,5,6,2)

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