Broncos Rebound with 4-3 Win Over No. 45 San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 66 ranked Boise State men's tennis team earned a split of its' weekend road trip to San Diego, Calif., Sunday (March 14), as the Broncos scored a much need 4-3 upset over No. 45 University of San Diego.
Boise State (6-5) entered the weekend looking to improve upon a 1-4 record away from home, but after dropping their dual against unranked San Diego State on Saturday, 5-2, the Broncos were searching for a big win. They got just that on Sunday as Boise State managed to secure the upset over USD (7-5), which improves the Broncos' record against nationally ranked opponents to 2-4 this spring.
Boise State took a 1-0 advantage into singles competition against the Toreros after winning the doubles point with a sweep of all three matches. Vicente Joli and Filipp Pogostkin earned the first doubles win for Boise State, beating Casey Powers and Thibault Visy, 8-5. The Broncos secured the doubles point in the No. 1 match, as Alex Bothe and James Meredith knocked off Nikola Bubnic and Charl Wolmarans, 8-5.
Bothe extended Boise State's lead to 2-0 early on in singles action, as he beat Nils Schive, 6-2, 6-4, in the No. 4 match. After USD responded with a win at No. 6, Filipp Pogostkin scored again for the Broncos with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Visy at No. 3.
With the dual win in close sight, Cristian Hodel secured the Bronco victory as he topped Abdullah Hashem in the No. 5 singles match, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. The Toreros managed to narrow the final score with wins at No. 2 and No. 1, but not until after Boise State had already recorded the win.
Next on the schedule for the Broncos is a trip to the Blue Gray Tennis Classic, March 18-21, in Montgomery, Ala. Boise State does not return home until March 25 when the Broncos host the University of Idaho and UC Irvine.
#66 Boise State 4, #45 San Diego 3
1) Alex Bothe/James Meredith (BSU) def. Nikola Bubnic/Charl Wolmarans (USD) 8-5
2) Vicente Joli/Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Casey Powers/Thibault Visy (USD) 8-5
3) Jeff Mullen/Harry Skinner (BSU) def. Abdullah Hashem/Nils Schive (USD) 8-5
1) Nikola Bubnic (USD) def. Vicente Joli (Boise State) 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (10-4)
2) Charl Wolmarans (USD) def. Harry Skinner (Boise State) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
3) Filipp Pogostkin (Boise State) def. Thibaut Visy (USD) 7-5, 6-3
4) Alex Bothe (Boise State) def. Nils Schive (USD) 6-2, 6-4
5) Cristian Hodel (Boise State) def. Abdullah Hashem (USD) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
6) Casey Powers (USD) def. Jeff Mullen (Boise State) 7-6 (5), 6-3
Order of finish
Doubles - 2,1,3
Singles - 4, 6, 3, 5, 2, 1
Boise State 6-5
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