BOISE, Idaho (7/30/2009) – This afternoon Greg Patton, Boise State’s men’s tennis coach, announced the signing of standout Filipp Pogostkin from Bellevue, Wash., to a national letter of intent. The freshman to be this fall is the top player out of the Pacific Northwest. Pogostkin is a tough physical kid and is expected to make an impact on the future of Bronco tennis. He is the latest of several top recruits brought to Boise State by coach Patton over the years including recent Bronco stars Luke and Clancy Shields, and Kean Feeder to mention a few.
“I'm a big believer in buying locally and Filipp is by far the best product in the western United States,” said Patton. “He is a talented young player who will help carry on the tradition we have been building at Boise State, as well as, help keep us at the mountain top of collegiate tennis.”
Pogostkin is currently the number one ranked player in the state of Washington and the Intermountain Region. He has been ranked as high as 18th nationally and is considered a blue chip recruit by tennisrecruiting.net. Pogostkin’s notable victories include a win over the nation’s number one ranked player in the class of 2011, who is also ranked 40th in the world by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). He also just defeated Bronco alum Clancy Shields this afternoon, July 30, by the score of 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Washington State Open.