Broncos Finish Day No. 2 of Region Championships

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Boise State managed to stay alive in the main draw of competition on day No. 2 of the ITA Mountain Region Men's Tennis Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday (Oct. 21), as the Broncos advance in the winner's bracket of both singles and doubles.

Sophomore Filipp Pogostkin enjoyed a highly successful day for Boise State as he earned a spot in the singles round of 32, while also qualifying for the doubles quarterfinals on Friday. Pogostkin, who is the No. 10 seed in singles, opened his day with a decisive 6-1, 6-1 win over Eric Braun of the University of Montana after receiving a bye in the round of 128.

Pogostkin also teamed up with Scott Sears to earn a pair of wins in doubles competition to advance to the quarterfinal round on Friday. The No. 10 seeded duo of Pogostkin and Sears began their doubles journey in the round of 32 after an opening round bye on Wednesday. The Boise State pair would earn their first win of the weekend over Mads Hegelund and Mats Neeld (New Mexico), 8-1. They followed that up with a 9-8 (6) victory against #8 Abid Akbar and Lachlan Reed (Idaho) in the round of 16.

Pogostkin is the only Bronco left competing in the main draw of singles competition, while he and Sears are also the only Boise State pair still in contention for the doubles title. The Broncos do still have four players competing in consolation action of the singles tournament, however.

Attached are results for all of Boise State's matches today at the ITA Mountain Region Championships. Tournament action will resume on Friday and continue through Sunday. Fans can visit for results and updates throughout the weekend.

Day No. 2 Results


R128 - Freddy Walsh (BSU) def. Gino Octa (Utah) 6-3, 6-2

R64 - #10 seed Filipp Pogostkin (BSU) def. Eric Braun (Montana) 6-1, 6-1
R64 - #17 seed Andrew Landwerlen (Denver) def. Erik Sheldon (BSU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
R64 - #6 seed Jadon Phillips (New Mexico) def. Walsh (BSU) 3-6, 6-1, 7-5

C64 - Michael Gilliland (BSU) def. #17 seed Lance Wilhelm (Air Force) 6-4, 6-4
C64 - Scott Sears (BSU) def. Alex Beaussart (Air Force) 6-1, 6-1

R32 - #10 seed Pogostkin/Sears (BSU) def. Mads Hegelund/Mats Neeld (New Mexico) 8-1
R16 - Pogostkin/Sears (BSU) def. #8 seed Abid Akbar/Lachlan Reed (Idaho) 9-8 (6)

C32 - Gilliland/Sheldon (BSU) def. Armando Morales/Matej Stakne (New Mexico State) 8-4
C16 - David Cysneiros/Carl Kuschke (Montana) def. Gilliland/Sheldon (BSU) 8-5

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