Broncos Open Conference at Home Versus Nevada and UNLV

Boise State (11-6, 0-0 MW) will open Mountain West Conference play this weekend when they host the Nevada Wolf Pack on Friday and UNLV Rebels on Sunday; both are scheduled to start at 11 am (Mountain) at the Appleton Tennis Center. This is the opening weekend of conference play for all three schools.

Boise State saw a six-match wins streak snapped last time out at Gonzaga and is looking to get back on track as conference play begins. The Broncos have won six of their previous seven contests. Meanwhile, Nevada split last week at home, defeating Pacific 6-1 before falling 4-3 to Denver. The Wolf Pack has won four of their last six matches and is 12-6 overall. Boise State owns a 26-11 lead in the all-time series since 1987. The Broncos won last year in Reno 4-0, but the Wolf Pack has won four of the last six meetings.

The Rebels enter the week at 11-9 overall and winners of seven of their last nine matches, including three straight at home over US San Diego (twice) and UC Riverside. The Broncos lead the all-time series 10-5 over the Rebels; however, UNLV took four of the last five encounters, including 4-0 last year in Las Vegas.

Boise State has lifted its COVID protocols for the rest of the season for both the Boas Indoor Tennis Center and Appleton Tennis Center, removing the limits on capacity and mask mandate. However, fans are still encouraged to wear masks.

This year’s matches at the Appleton Tennis Center will feature an open concession stand for fans to purchase food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Admission to Boise State tennis matches is free of charge.

Parking for both contests will be in the Albertsons Stadium west parking between Extra Mile Arena and the stadium. Fans must use the kiosks and select the tennis option to receive free parking.

Fans who cannot attend the matches can follow the action via a live stream and scoring link available on the schedule page.

The Blue and Orange took last weekend off. Before that, Boise State split on the road defeating the Eastern Washington Eagles 5-2, then saw their six-match wins streak end with a 4-0 loss at Gonzaga.

Arca Costas currently leads Boise State with a team-high 15 singles victories (15-8) this season. The senior also leads in career singles wins with 68, tied for 21st all-time in school history.

Jan Lucca Marquardt comes in with the second-most singles victories this season with 11, Caden Moortgat follows with 10.

In team duals, the Broncos are led by their No. 1 tandem of Arca Costas and Caden Moortgatwho are 8-5 overall, 6-5 on court one, and 2-0 on court two.

Boise State added two freshmen at semester break in Pedro Liborio (Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal) and James Van Herzeele (Phuket, Thailand), both have impacted the team’s success to date. Liborio is the five-time MW Freshman of the Week going 6-6 at No. 1 singles and 2-2 at No. 2, while Van Herzeele had gone 9-5 in singles, splitting time between the No. 4-6 positions .

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