BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State men’s tennis team finished day-two of the BSU Fall Classic with a 3-2 singles record, 0-1 in doubles, on Saturday (Oct. 10) concluding two-thirds of the Broncos only home tournament this fall at the Appleton Tennis Center and Julia Davis Park.
Boise State entered the day with just one player still competing in the winner’s bracket of the singles tournament, after Cristian Hodel won both of his matches on Friday. Hodel would fall in three sets in the quarterfinals, however, losing to Evan Urbina of BYU, 6-2, 6-7, 6-1.
Jeff Mullen had the most success of any Bronco on day-two, winning two matches in the consolation bracket on Saturday to advance to the loser’s bracket semifinals. Mullen’s first win of the day came against Matt Erickson of Portland State, 6-3, 6-1. After a bye in the next round, Mullen would beat Tyler Oram of Lewis-Clark State College, 6-2, 6-3 to earn a matchup with Esteban Ferrero (Montana State) in the consolation semifinals on Sunday.
Boise State also had two players competing in the “feed in” bracket, after winning their first match of the tournament and losing their second. Nick Gourley beat Mike Facey of the University of Montana, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 to earn a match against Nate Gross (Idaho State) on Sunday. Filipp Pogostkin lost his only singles match of the day against Daniel Coelho (Portland), 6-4, 6-2. Pogostkin will meet Carl Kuscheke (Montana) on Sunday.
The Broncos also competed in one doubles match on Saturday, as Cristian Hodel and Jeff Mullen took on Corey Smith and Pawel Turzanski (Montana State) in the quarterfinals. Despite a strong effort, Hodel and Mullen would fall from the doubles tournament, 8-6, knocking Boise State out of doubles competition all-together.
The Boise State Fall Classic will conclude on Sunday, with matches scheduled to be played at the Appleton Tennis Center and Julia Davis Park starting at 9 a.m.. Matches will be moved to the BOAS Indoor Tennis Complex in the instance of poor weather.