No. 71 Boise State Rallies to Beat Harvard, 4-3
Montgomery, Ala. - The No. 71 ranked Boise State men's tennis team earned its' second win at the 2010 Blue Gray Classic in Montgomery, Ala., Saturday evening (March 20), but nothing would come easy for the Broncos as it took all six singles matches against Harvard to finally secure the 4-3 win.

                After losing the doubles point to the Crimson, Boise State was behind the eight ball looking to win four of six singles matches in the dual. The Broncos responded with wins at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5. Vicente Joli earned the first Boise State win by beating Aba Omodele-Lucian, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2. He was followed by Harry Skinner who took down Andy Nguyen, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 3. Alex Bothe evened the Broncos in the dual with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Joshua Tchan at No. 5.

                With the three wins Boise State managed to even the dual score at 3-3, with just one singles match left to go. Fortunately for the Broncos, that match was No. 1 where No. 41 ranked James Meredith was playing. Meredith needed three sets to put Alexei Chijoff away, but finally prevailed with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 win.

                Boise State improves to 8-6 overall this season (1-1 Western Athletic Conference), with a 2-1 record at the Blue Gray Classic. The Broncos return home Sunday to prepare for the 2010 Boise State Spring Break Classic which will be hosted by the Broncos next Saturday-Sunday (March 27-28). 

#71 Boise State 4, Harvard 3


1.)    Aba Omodele-Lucian/Christo Schultz (Harvard) def. Alex Bothe/James Meredith (BSU) 8-0

2.)    Vicente Joli/Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Alistair Felton/Andy Nguyen (Harvard) 8-5

3.)    Alexei Chijoff-Evans/Joshua Tchan (Harvard) def. Jeff Mullen/Harry Skinner (BSU) 8-3


1.)    #41 Meredith (BSU) vs. Chijoff-Evans (Harvard) 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

2.)    Joli (BSU) def. Omodele-Lucien (Harvard) 6-4, 6-2

3.)    Skinner (BSU) def. Nguyen (Harvard) 6-4, 7-5

4.)    Felton (Harvard) def. Pogostkin (BSU) 6-4, 7-6

5.)    Bothe (BSU) def. Tchan (Harvard) 6-2, 6-1

6.)    Schultz (Harvard) def. Cristian Hodel (BSU) 6-4, 7-6

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