TULSA, Okla.-Boise State men's tennis continued its perfect run at the ITA All-American Championships, Tuesday, in Tulsa, Okla. Senior Damian Hume and redshirt junior James Meredith picked up second-round wins in singles, and combined for a doubles win.
Hume knocked off Lars Behlen of Baylor to advance to the round of 32. He cruised to a 6-1 win in the first set and rebounded from a 5-0 deficit in the second game to win 7-5 and take the match in straight sets.
Meredith will join him in the round of 32, Wednesday, after winning against Jamie Whiteford of William & Mary. Meredith took a similar path to Hume, winning 6-2, 7-5. He fought off set point in the second before taking the match.
With wins on Wednesday, the Broncos would advance to the main draw. Hume and Meredith will both be in action at 8 a.m. to punch their tickets. The top 16 student-athletes from the qualifying draw are placed in the mina draw, with 48 pre-selected players.
"We've got two shots to advance a singles player to the main draw which would be just great," said head coach Greg Patton. "Getting two guys to that level would be a big help to our national ranking when those come out heading into the spring."
The Broncos paired up later in the day in doubles action. Hume and Meredith downed Northwestern's tandem of Raleigh Smith and Spencer Wolf, 8-6. The top eight teams from the doubles qualifying draw will play in the main draw. The Broncos have to win two matches Wednesday to advance out of qualifying.