SEATTLE, Wash. – The Boise State men’s tennis team sent four student-athletes to the PNW Intercollegiate Tournament at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. this past weekend (Nov. 6-8) to compete against some of the top competition that the Northwest has to offer.
The Broncos earned one spot in the doubles semifinal round, as Cristian Hodel and Jeff Mullen earned two big wins before falling in the semis. Hodel and Mullen beat Jake Davis and Levin Guillermo of Gonzaga 8-5, before taking down Lachlan Reed and Adrian Simon of Idaho, 8-6, in the quarterfinals. Their run would end there, however, losing to Brad Bator and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Washington), 8-1 in the round of four.
Boise State didn’t fair quite as well in singles competition, but did manage to win some big matches along the way. Freddy Walsh earned a spot in the quarterfinals round before bowing out of singles competition. Walsh beat Sho Higuchi (Oregon) 6-1, 6-2 in the round of 32, and would then earn a win by injury default against Mike Pigou (Portland) to advance to the quarterfinals. A loss to Skyler Tateishi (Washington) 6-4, 6-3 would end his weekend, though.
Mullen and Hodel both also advanced to the consolation bracket quarterfinals after dropping matches in the main bracket early on. Mullen rebounded from a first round loss to beat Stefan Simikic of Eastern Washington (6-4, 3-6, 7-6) in consolation play. Hodel also dropped his first round match, but came back with a win over Nico Riego De Dios of EWU (6-4, 4-6, 7-6) in the back draw. Both Mullen and Hodel would lose their next matches to bow out of consolation play.
Filipp Pogostkin rounded out the group of Broncos competing over the weekend. He opened the tournament with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Chris Rice of Portland State, before falling in the round of 16 to Reed, 6-4, 6-2.
Attached is a compete bracket with final results from the weekend’s tournament.