Broncos Open Season Ranked No. 43

BOISE, Idaho - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced its first rankings of 2011, Tuesday (Jan. 4), which features the Boise State men's tennis team ranked No. 43 nationally with a pair of players ranked individually in singles.

The Broncos enter this season with a top 50 ranking following a first round loss at the 2010 NCAA tournament. Boise State finished last spring with a 19-12 overall record and a No. 42 final ranking.

The Broncos are one of five Western Athletic Conference teams ranked in the top 75 to begin this season. Fresno State (No. 28), Hawai'i (No. 37), New Mexico State (No. 67) and Idaho (No. 73) are also ranked to start 2011.

Boise State is led by a pair of players currently ranked in the top 125 nationally for singles; Damian Hume and Filipp Pogostkin. Hume enters his first season with the Broncos ranked No. 62 after finishing the fall with a 1-1 record against nationally ranked opponents. Pogostkin, who is in his sophomore season, is currently ranked No. 85 after playing to a 6-2 record in the fall.

Boise State will open their 2011 season Jan. 14-16 with a trip to the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

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