Men's Tennis Makes Mark at EWU Fall Classic

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CHENEY, Wash.-Boise State men's tennis capped its weekend at the EWU Fall Classic in Cheney, Wash., by winning the doubles championship.

Aidan Reid and Erik Sheldon teamed up to take home the doubles title. Reid and Sheldon knocked off the No. 1 seed pair of Zhia Chong and Scott Sullivan from Gonzaga, Saturday, in the quarterfinals. The Broncos finished their run through the tournament by downing the hometown duo of Chris Eriksson and James Russell of Eastern Washington.

Garrett Patton made the deepest run in the singles bracket for Boise State. Patton, a freshman, advanced to the quarterfinals. He defeated eighth-seeded Justin Guay of Portland in straight sets on Friday, and made quick work of EWU's Julian Sanchez, 6-2, 6-2 Saturday, in the round of 16. Patton's run came to an end Saturday, in a tightly contested match against No. 4 seed Levin Guillermo from Gonzaga, 6-4, 2-6, 10-5.

Reid won his first singles match, before losing in the round of 16. Sheldon fell in the first round, but won his next two matches in consolation action Saturday, before withdrawing.

"It was a really good tournament for us, and a great way to end it," said head coach Greg Patton. "To have the guys win the doubles was gourmet chocolate on the cake."

Complete results for the Broncos this weekend are available below.

Friday, Sept. 23
Singles Round of 32
Aidan Reid (BSU) def. Michael Schaeffer (Oregon) 7-6 (6), 6-4
Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Justin Guay (Portland) #8 seed 6-2, 7-6 (7)
Alvaro Nazal (Gonzaga) def. Erik Sheldon (BSU) 6-1, 7-5

Doubles Round of 32
Aidan Reid/Erik Sheldon (BSU) def. Justin Guay/Martin Jackson (Portland) 8-3

Saturday, Sept. 24
Singles Round of 16
Garrett Patton (BSU) defeated Julian Sanchez (Eastern Washington) 6-2, 6-2
Mario Navarro (Eastern Washington) defeated Aidan Reid (BSU) 6-4, 6-2

Singles Quarterfinals
Levin Guillermo (Gonzaga) #4 seed defeated Garrett Patton (Boise State) 6-4, 2-6, 10-5

Consolation Singles Round of 16
Erik Sheldon (BSU) defeated Simon Meske (Seattle University) 6-4, 3-6, 10-3

Consolation Singles Quarterfinals
Erik Sheldon (BSU) defeated Andrew Dobbs (Idaho) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles Round of 16
Aidan Reid/Erik Sheldon (BSU) defeated Zack Drost/Carl Kuschke (Montana) 8-1

Doubles Quarterfinals
Aidan Reid/Erik Sheldon (BSU) defeated Zhia Chong/Scott Sullivan (Gonzaga) #1 seed, 8-3

Sunday, Sept. 25
Doubles Semifinals

Aidan Reid/Erik Sheldon (BSU) def. Andrea Luczak/Ethan Vaughn (Montana), 8-5

Doubles Championship
Aidan Reid/Erik Sheldon (BSU) def. Chris Eriksson/James Russell (EWU), 8-4