Men's Tennis Takes Two at Home

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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team (6-1) earned two wins against Montana State and Idaho State at the Boas Tennis Center, Friday. The Broncos started the day with a 6-1 win over the Bobcats before defeating the Bengals, 7-0.

Boise State went undefeated in doubles play led by team Patton/Pogostkin while the absence of James Meredith and reigning conference player of the week, Andy Bettles allowed for two new duos to the spring lineup. Sereke/Sears partnered to win their matches 8-5 and 8-2, while Sheldon/Reid combined to win their matches 8-5 and 8-6.

In singles play, Scott Sears made his career debut at the No. 1 position for the Broncos. Sears, who has played each of his matches at the No. 3 spot this spring, fell in a shortened three sets against Montana State's Niklas Brandes, but cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win against Charles Norman of Idaho State.

Aiden Reid played in his first singles duel matches of the 2012 season and picked up two gritty wins in three sets. The redshirt freshman is now a combined 5-0 in spring singles and doubles.

No. 4 Sheldon was the only other Bronco competitor to drop a set, winning his first match 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) and his second 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 10-8.

Freshman Garrett Patton (No. 2), sophomore Nathan Sereke (No.3) and junior Filipp Pogostkin each won in straight sets. Sereke expanded his singles winning streak from four to six with wins over Alberto Fuentes (MSU) and Krzytof Stampien (ISU).

Boise State will look to improve its record to 7-1 tomorrow when Idaho comes to town for a 6:30 p.m. duel at the Boas Indoor center, Saturday.

No. 45 Boise State 6, Montana State 1 Boas Indoor Tennis Center - Feb. 10, 2012

Doubles 1. Brandes/Schleuter (MSU) def. Patton/Pogostkin (BSU), 8-5 2. Sears/Sereke (BSU) def. Campos/Fuentes (MSU), 8-5 3. Sheldon/Reid (BSU) def. Jewett/Sivasubramaniam (MSU), 8-5 Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles 1. Niklas Brandes (MSU) def. Scott Sears (BSU), 6-7 (9-7), 7-6 (7-5), 10-7 2. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Markus Schleuter (MSU), 6-1, 6-2 3. Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. Alberto Fuentes (MSU), 6-1, 6-4 4. Erk Sheldon (BSU) def.Lander Jewett (MSU), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) 5. Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Javier Martin Marillas (MSU), 6-2, 6-1 6. Aiden Reid (BSU) def. Prithiv Sivasubramaniam (MSU), 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 Order of Finish: 2, 5, 3, 6, 4, 1

No. 45 Boise State 7, Idaho State 0 Boas Indoor Tennis Center - Feb. 10, 2012

Doubles 1. Patton/Pogostkin (BSU) def. Norman/Miller (ISU), 8-3 2. Sears/Sereke (BSU) def. Buckingham/Gross (ISU), 8-2 3. Sheldon/Reid (BSU) def. Pate/Stempien (ISU), 8-6 Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles 1.  Scott Sears (BSU) def. Charles Norman (ISU), 6-2, 6-2 2. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Nate Gross (ISU), 6-2, 6-0 3. Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. Krzystof Stampien (ISU), 6-2, 6-3 4. Erk Sheldon (BSU) def. Dan Buckingham (ISU) 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 10-8 5. Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Austin Miller (ISU), 6-1, 6-1 6. Aiden Reid (BSU) def. Dakota Pate (ISU), 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 Order of Finish: 2, 5, 1, 3, 6, 4