LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Boise State men’s tennis team saw three Broncos advance to the round of 32, Wednesday (Oct. 21), after a strong first day at the Wilson/ITA Mountain Region Championships at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
Freshman Jeff Mullen was the only Bronco to win both of his matches on Wednesday, starting the tournament off with a 6-4, 6-0 win against Cole Paterson of Weber State. Mullen next beat Stanislav Glukhov (Idaho), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to advance to the third round of the main draw.
Joining Mullen in the round of 32 is Vicente Joli and Filipp Pogostkin, who both won their second round match after a first round bye. Joli beat Joe Wood of New Mexico, 6-3, 6-4, to move onto the third round. Pogostkin defeated Utah State’s Nate Ballam, 6-3, 6-2, to also advance through the second round.
The Wilson/ITA Mountain Region Championships will continue on Thursday and run through Sunday. For updates and results throughout the weekend visit http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=84022.
Round of 128
Jeff Mullen (BSU) def. Cole Paterson (Weber State) 6-4, 6-0
Esteban Ferero (Montana State) def. Nick Gourley (BSU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Lance Wilhelm (Air Force) def. Michael Gilliland (BSU) 6-2, 6-3
Freddy Walsh (BSU) def. Sven Poslusny (Utah State) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Vicente Joli (BSU) BYE
Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) BYE
Round of 64
Joli (BSU) def. Joe Wood (New Mexico) 6-3, 6-4
Pogostkin (BSU) def. Nate Ballam (Utah State) 6-3, 6-2
Mullen (BSU) def. Stanislav Glukhov (Idaho) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Lachlan Reed (Idaho) def. Walsh (BSU) 6-3, 6-2
Eduardo Salas (New Mexico State) def. Gourley (BSU) 7-5, 6-1
Round of 64
Alex Daruty/Kristian Kuharsky (Nevada) def. Gourley/Walsh (BSU) 8-6
Conor Berg/Joe Wood (New Mexico) def. Gilliland/Pogostkin (BSU) 8-6