Broncos Finish Strong at Fall Classic

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team earned one title and two runner-up finishes, Sunday (Oct. 10) afternoon, as the Broncos wrapped up the 2010 Boise State Fall Classic at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Junior Damian Hume captured the lone title for the Broncos on the weekend as he competed unattached in Open Flight Singles. Hume cruised to the championship win on Sunday with a pair of straight set victories. He first beat Daniel Hwang, 6-2, 6-0, in the semifinals before taking down George Batrakov, 6-2, 6-1 in the finals.

Hume finished 4-0 on the weekend and did not have a single set closer than 6-2 all tournament long. Because he competed in the open bracket the results will not count toward his season record, however.

Boise State fell just short of securing a second singles title on Sunday as sophomore Filipp Pogostkin fell in the Blue Flight Singles championship match. Pogostkin opened the day with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 win over Marius Cirstea of Idaho in the semifinals. He would fight hard in the final match but fell just short in the end, losing to Lachlan Reed (Idaho), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.

The Broncos placed one doubles team in the championship round as Hume and sophomore Scott Sears played their way to a runner-up finish. The Boise State duo would fall in the title match, 8-3, to Batrakov and Hwang to end their weekend.

The Broncos now turn their attention to the Utah Intercollegiate in Salt Lake City, Utah next weekend (Oct. 14-16), which will give the men one last tune-up before the ITA Mountain Region Championships. The regional tournament will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 20-24.


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