Sunday, April 24, 2011

Schedule for Women's WAC Tennis Tournament

The women's tournament, keep in mind, gets underway one day earlier than the men's.  It starts Thursday.

Boise State gets the #1 seed and a first-round bye.  They will meet the winner of the Utah State-San Jose State match Thursday at 2:30 at the Appleton Center.

Thursday, April 28
Women's #8 (Utah State) vs. #9 (San Jose State)  -  9:00 a.m. - Appleton Tennis Center (ATC)
Women's #4 (Idaho) vs. #5 (New Mexico State)  -  9:00 a.m. - Julia Davis Park (JDP)
Women's #3 (Nevada) vs. #6 (Hawai'i)  -  12:00 p.m. - Julia Davis Park (JDP)
Women's #2 (Fresno State) vs. #7 (San Jose State)  -  12:00 p.m. - Appleton Tennis Center (ATC)
Women's Winner #8/9 vs. #1 (Boise State) - 2:30 p.m. - Appleton Tennis Center (ATC)

Friday, April 29
Women's semi-final -  Winner #3/6 vs. Winner #2/7 - 12:00 p.m. - ATC
Women's semi-final -  Winner #4/5 vs. Winner #1/8-9 - 3:00 p.m. - ATC
Saturday, April 30
Women's Championship Match  -  10:00 a.m. - ATC 

Schedule for Men's WAC Tennis Tournament

Friday, April 29:
Men's #3 (Idaho) vs. #6 (Utah State)  -  12:00 p.m. - Julia Davis Park

Men's #4 (Boise State) vs. #5 (Hawai'i)  -  3:00 p.m. - JDP        
Saturday, April 30Men's semi-final  -  Winner #3/6 vs. #2 New Mexico State  -  1:00 p.m. - Appleton Tennis Center
Men's semi-final  -  Winner #4/5 vs. #1 Fresno State  -    4:00 p.m. - ATC

Sunday, May 1Men's Championship Match - 12:00 p.m. - ATC

Up-To-the-Minute WAC Commissioner's Cup Standings

In this case, literally.  The last regular season matches have just been completed and, as shown in the other post, points awarded for the regular season in both men's and women's tennis.  I don't believe the WAC site posts the points on their page until the tournament is over, but you now know what the standings are without having to wait!

1.  Boise State 74.25
2.  Utah State 61.60
3.  Fresno State 54.00
4.  New Mexico State 53.50
5.  Idaho 48.25
6.  Nevada 46.50
7.  Hawai'i 41.00
8.  San Jose State 38.00
9.  Louisiana Tech 34.00

As mentioned in my Cup projections post last week, I am now forecasting Fresno State to finish with about 89 points.  That is going to be about the limit for them because they are projected to be near the top in most of the remaining sports (they can't get much higher).  As soon as Boise State tops that estimated total (and I will continue to revise projections as is necessary and will be able to provide a concrete number very soon), they will clinch the Cup.  At this time, I don't see any other league school challenging for the title.

New Points Awarded For WAC Commissioner's Cup

With the conclusion of the regular season for men's and women's tennis, points have been awarded for the WAC Commissioner's Cup.  The points for tennis are split with half going to the regular season and half to the tournament coming up in Boise.

Here is how it breaks down:

Men's Tennis:
1.  Fresno State 3.5
2.  Idaho 2.75
2.  New Mexico State 2.75
4.  Boise State 2
5.  Utah State 1.25
5.  Hawai'i 1.25
7.  Nevada 1 (awarded the full points for last place since they aren't in tournament)

Women's Tennis:
1.  Fresno State 4.5
2.  Boise State 3.75
2.  Nevada 3.75
4.  Idaho 3
5.  New Mexico State 2.5
6.  Hawai'i 2
7.  San Jose State 1.5
8.  Louisiana Tech 1
9.  Utah State .5

Boise State Tennis Team Loses to Arizona

The Broncos fell again to Arizona 4-2 this morning.  Their play in Las Cruces appears to have knocked them out of the NCAA Tournament unless they are able to win the WAC.

The men's WAC tourney gets underway Friday in Boise.