Broncos End Slide With 5-2 Win at San Diego State
SAN DIEGO, Calif - The No. 36 ranked Boise State men's tennis team put an end to its four dual losing streak, Tuesday (Feb. 15), as the Broncos knocked off No. 54 San Diego State in San Diego, Calif. in their eighth straight road dual against a nationally ranked opponent.

Boise State (3-6 overall, 0-0 Western Athletic Conference), which had gone just 1-6 in a stretch of seven consecutive duals against top 30 teams entering Tuesday, returned to winning form thanks to strong play in both singles and doubles. The Broncos gained an early advantage over the Aztecs (1-6) after winning a pair of doubles matches and never looked back.

Damian Hume and Scott Sears recorded the first doubles win of the day for Boise State with an 8-5 victory over Hunter Nicholas and Jose Sierra Short at No. 1. Jeff Mullen and Nathan Sereke secured the doubles point next at No. 2 as the Bronco duo held off Javier Pulgar and Juan Florez, 9-7, at No. 2.

With momentum heading into singles competition Boise State managed to keep its foot on the gas, winning four of six matches to clinch its third win of the season. Hume, who entered the day ranked No. 109 nationally, scored a 6-2, 6-4 win over Pulgar at No. 1 to extend the Broncos lead. Filipp Pogostkin would put the team win within reach at No.2 as he beat Andre Feliz, 6-2, 6-3.

Andrew Bettles would clinch the dual win next at No. 5 as he knocked off Tim Schulz van Endert, 6-1, 7-6 (3), at No. 5 to score the decisive fourth team point of the day. Sereke managed to extend the final score to 5-2 as he capped the dual with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 6.

Boise State is off the court now for a week and a half as the men prepare for the Blue-Gray Classic in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 25-27.

#36 Boise State 5, #54 San Diego State 2

1. Damian Hume/Scott Sears (BSU) def. Hunter Nicholas/Jose Sierra Short (SDSU) - 8-5
2. Jeff Mullen/Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. Javier Pulgar/Juan Florez (SDSU) - 9-7
3. Andre Feliz/Tim Schulz van Endert (SDSU) def. FlippPogostkin/Erik Sheldon (BSU) - 8-5

1. No. 109 Damian Hume (BSU) def. Javier Pulgar (SDSU) - 6-2, 6-4
2. Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Andre Feliz (SDSU) - 6-2, 6-3
3. Juan Florez (SDSU) def. Scott Sears (BSU) - 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Hunter Nicholas (SDSU) def. Jeff Mullen (BSU) - 6-1, 7-5
5. Andrew Bettles (BSU) def. Tim Schulz van Endert (SDSU) - 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Natahan Sereke (BSU) def. Jose Sierra Short (SDSU) - 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

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