Friday, April 13, 2012

Bronco Tennis Team Pulls Out Tough 5-2 Win over TCU

The score was in no way indicative of how tough this one is.  TCU should be proud that they took the #30 team in the land to the wire.  

For starters, the Horned Frogs knocked off Boise State's James Meredith, and this one only took two sets.  Nick Chappell is the one that took it to Meredith tonight.   Filipp Pogostkin won in two sets, and TCU's Daniel Sanchez won in straight sets over the reigning Mountain West Conference Player of the week.

Everything else was a battle.  Damian Hume had to go three sets to beat his opponent 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.  That gave Boise State a 3-2 lead in the match.  Scott Sears then came back from a 6-3 defeat in the second set for a thrilling 7-6 win in the third set to give the Broncos the match.  Andrew Bettles then battled back from a first-set loss for a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 win for insurance.

Tough, tough win in Fort Worth and the Broncos will be all the better for it.

Meredith Loses Serve, Set, Match

TCU making serious noise right now, down 2-1 to Boise State after beating their #1 singles player.  In fact, if Hume wins, there's a chance that Damian could be ranked ahead of James next week.

Meredith Gets A Break

JM playing better as of the moment.  Able to stave off the loss temporarily.  If he holds serve, he's back to even at 5-5 in the second set, one he must win to hold on to his #69 ranking.

Bettles Wins Second Set 6-4

If he didn't, TCU had the upper hand.  Meredith salvaged his serve, but now must break or hit the showers a 6-4, 6-3 loser.

Meredith Down a Break in Second Set

James not playing like his ranking today, and if he goes down, it's going to be a battle for the match.  Meredith losing 5-2 in second set after dropping the first set.

Pogostkin Wins, But Only Three Broncos Won First Sets

Coach Greg Patton's team in a bit of trouble down in Texas.  TCU must only split the next two sets with Boise State in each match to win.  Fillip Ogostkin won 6-4, 6-2 to put Boise State up 2-0 but that doesn't mean a thing if his teammates can't rally.

TCU Keeps Momentum Going

Sears lost his second set 6-3, so he must play on.  Sereke is now down a break in the second set and in danger.  #74 Damian Hume has lost 6-2 in the second set so that is going to a third set.  Meredith is being outplayed thus far at #1 singles.  TCU is going for the upset against the #30 Broncos.

TCU's Nick Chappell Shocks #69 James Meredith

Meredith has lost his first set 6-4, to unranked Nick Chappell.  Upset brewing in Fort Worth.

Pogostkin Wins First Set

Three Broncos have won their first sets, with only Andy Bettles losing his first set.
Filipp Pogostkin, Boise State
Will Stein, TCU

#74 Hume Wins First Set

It wasn't easy, but Damian Hume of Boise State has won the first set against determined J.T. Sundling of TCU 6-4.  James Meredith, however, is still struggling at #1 singles.

Sears Wins 6-2

Scotty Sears has come through at #6 singles in the first set.  Each team has a player up a set.  Boise State's nationally-ranked players still have not pulled away from their unranked TCU opponents.

Boise State has won 12 of its last 13, with the only loss to #1 USC.

Bettles Down 6-3

Andy Bettles lost his first set, and Sereke has lost his break at #4 singles.  Will TCU's stranglehold on Boise State this year continue, even against the tennis team?  Say it ain't so...

Two Broncos Up a Break in Singles Play

Nathan Sereke leads 4-2 in singles action while Scott Sears is up 4-1.  So far, TCU's #1 and #2 singles players are hanging right with the Broncos' nationally-ranked players.

Boise State Wins Doubles Point Over TCU

Damian Hume & Scott Sears prevailed at #2 doubles, 9-8, to give the Broncos the doubles point in Fort Worth.

#1 DOUBLES  1    2    3  Notes
James Meredith/Nathan Sereke, Boise State
Order of finish: 1
Daniel Sanchez/Max Stevens, TCU
#2 DOUBLES  1    2    3  Notes
Damian Hume/Scott Sears, Boise State
Order of finish: 3
Nick Chappell/Will Stein, TCU
#3 DOUBLES  1    2    3  Notes
Andrew Bettles/Filipp Pogostkin, Boise State
Order of finish: 2
Facundo Lugones/JT Sundling, TCU

Boise State Gets Commitment From Star Women's Basketball Player

Brandi Henton is her name, and she could take the Lady Broncos to new heights.  More information soon.

Broncos Win It!

Their backs against the wall, the long home winning streak on the line, Boise State came through in the seventh against UNLV.  Tazz Weatherly lined a pinch-hit single to begin the inning and stole second.  After a walk by Tara Glover, Kellie Caplan hit a single to drive in the winning runs and Boise State is 1-0 in MWC play.

Last Chance for Boise State

The home winning streak is in jeopardy.  The Broncos were content with the one run they scored in the first, thinking it would be enough.  It wasn't.  One last at bat for Boise State, trailing UNLV 2-1 in the seventh.

UNLV Up 2-1

That tenuous lead I mentioned in the last post--it's gone.  UNLV now leads Boise State 2-1 headed to the bottom of the fifth.

Boise State Leads 1-0

The Bronco softball team has a tenuous 1-0 lead on UNLV in the Mountain West opener at Mountain Cove Field.  Four innings are in the books.

Boise State Tennis Team Travels for Two

We know how good Boise State can play at home.  Now the Bronco men's tennis team will test its mettle on the road, where all warriors are tested.

Boise State travels to the nemesis of Bronco teams all year long, TCU, this afternoon before meeting New Mexico on Sunday.  Win those two and the Broncos are in the driver's seat in the Mountain West.
Officials at Boise State broke ground today for the new $22 million, state-of-the-art football complex at the North end of Bronco Stadium.

The 68,000-sqaure foot facility will consist of coaches' offices, meeting rooms, recruiting and players' lounges, an academic center, weight room, athletic training room, equipment room, and the Bronco locker room.  The facility should be finished in time for the 2013 football season.