Men's Tennis Ends Regular Season with Two Wins Friday

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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team finished its regular season with sweeps of College of Idaho (6-0) and UNLV (7-0) on senior day, Friday. The win over UNLV capped a perfect season at home (19-0) and extended the Broncos' home win streak to 26 matches. In addition, the win sealed the team's undefeated record in Mountain West conference play, moving to 5-0.

The Broncos (24-6, 5-0 MW) have now won 16 of their last 17 matches, with the lone defeat coming against No. 1 USC, March 26.

In the team's match against UNLV, Boise State grabbed the first point by winning two of the three doubles matches. Bettles/Pogostkin teamed up to win 8-3 at No. 2 while Hume/Sheldon, a pair of seniors, combined for an 8-1 victory at No. 3

During singles, the Broncos cruised to victories on five courts, clinching a win after the first three matches. Andy Bettles and Nathan Sereke were the first two to finish, walking off the courts with their second triumphs of the day at 6-2, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-1, respectively.

Filipp Pogostkin sailed to a 6-3, 6-2 win on court five to seal the team's perfect conference season. Both Bettles and Pogostkin have each won 14 of their last 15 matches.

James Meredith and Garrett Patton also earned straight-set victories while Damian Hume persevered in three sets.

In the morning, the Broncos defeated College of Idaho 6-0, only playing singles. Meredith, Bettles, Sereke, Patton, Erik Sheldon and Aidan Reid manned the six spots, not allowing more than two games in any set.

Boise State will head to the Mountain West Tournament next weekend in San Diego, getting a bye in the first round before facing the winner of the No.4/5 matchup in the semifinals, Saturday at 2 p.m. PT.  

Boise State 6, College of Idaho 0
Appleton Tennis Center - April 20, 2012

Singles
1. James Meredith (BSU) def. Chenjerai Simpson (CI) 6-1, 6-1
2. Andy Bettles (BSU) def. Mark Malmstrom (CI) 6-2, 6-2
3. Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. James Collet (CI) 6-1, 6-0
4. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Zach Buker (CI) 6-0, 6-1
5. Erik Sheldon (BSU) def. Thomas McMahon (CI) 6-0, 6-2
6. Aidan Reid (BSU) def. Joel Hernandez (CI) 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 6, 3, 5, 2

Boise State 7, UNLV 0
Appleton Tennis Center - April 20, 2012

Doubles
1. Batyi/Markel (UNLV) def. Meredith/Sereke (BSU) 8-7 (5)
2. Bettles/Pogostkin (BSU) def. Ruegamer/Schoeman (UNLV) 8-3
3. Hume/Sheldon (BSU) def. Bull/Sublettee (UNLV) 8-1
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
1. James Meredith (BSU) def. Rene Ruegamer (UNLV) 6-2, 6-3
2. Damian Hume (BSU) def. Tamas Batyi (UNLV) 6-4, 5-7, 10-7
3. Andy Bettles (BSU) def. BrIan Kenyon (UNLV) 6-2, 6-0
4. Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. Alex Bull (UNLV) 6-1, 6-1
5. Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Bernard Schoeman (UNLV) 6-3, 6-2
6. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Willie Sublette (UNLV) 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 5, 1, 6, 2