Sunday, April 15, 2012

Boise State's tennis team turned back #61 New Mexico, 5-2 in Albuquerque today.

Andy Bettles and Fillip Pogostkin clinched the doubles point with a 9-7 win.  Carl Ho's win over Scott Sears enabled the Lobos to tie the match but that would be as close as they got.  Coach Greg Patton's Broncos reeled off three consecutive singles wins to score their fourth win of the Mountain West Conference season.  Boise State is now 22-6 on the season and 10-5 vs. ranked teams.

The Broncos host the College of Idaho and UNLV this Friday in their final home matches.  The Coyotes come in at 10 a.m. while the final MWC match is slated for 2 p.m.

From there, it's on to San Diego for the Mountain West Conference Championships April 27-29.  The winner gets an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

No. 30 Boise State 5, No. 61 New Mexico 2

Singles1. No. 69 MEREDITH, James (Boise State) def. PHILLIPS, Jadon (UNM) 6-4, 6-2
2. No. 74 HUME, Damian (Boise State) def. DUNBAR, Ben (UNM) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3
3. BETTLES, Andrew (Boise State) def. ANDERSON, Phil (UNM) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)
4. BERG, Conor (UNM) def. SEREKE, Nathan (Boise State) 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (12-10), 1-0 (14-12)
5. POGOSTKIN, Filipp (Boise State) def. IFTIKHAR, Samir (UNM) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 6-3
6. HO, Carl (UNM) def. SEARS, Scott (Boise State) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1

Doubles1. MEREDITH, James/SEREKE, Nathan (Boise State) def. #45 PHILLIPS, Jadon/ANDERSON, Phil (UNM) 8-4
2. BERG, Conor/DUNBAR, Ben (UNM) def. HUME, Damian/SEARS, Scott (Boise State) 8-3
Filipp (Boise State def. HO, Carl/HIGNETT, James (UNM) 9-7

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,1,3,5, 4, 2)

Amazing Broncos Rally to Top UNLV

After spotting the visiting Rebels a 4-0 lead, Devon Bridges and Allie Crump hit back-to-back home runs to come up with four in the Bronco fifth inning for a 5-4 win and the sweep over UNLV at Mountain Cove Field. Boise State has now won 26 straight home games, second longest streak in the country, and is 29-13 on the season.

UNLV Leads Boise State 4-0

The Rebels have clobbered two home runs in the third and now lead Boise State 4-0.  UNLV still batting.

Boise State Dominates Eastern Oregon Open

While many of their teammates were in El Paso competing at the prestigious UTEP Invitational, the rest of the Boise State track team took care of business at the Eastern Oregon Open yesterday.

Shannon Jacobs won titles in both the 100 meters (12.39) and long jump (17-7).  Yvonne Bennett won the 200 (25.71), while Steffanie Jordan took first in the 400 (1:00.05).  Kate Holman crossed the tape first in the 100-meter hurdles (15.72) while teammate Megan Opatz captured the 400-meter title in 1:08.52.  Nadine Russell was victorious in the hammer with a heave of 166-feet, 2-inches.

Anthony Belcher won the 200 meters with a time of 23.32 while Kyler Osbourne also won a title for the Bronco men, taking the javelin title with a toss of 177-9.

Boise State has two more prestigious meets next weekend.  Coach J.W. Hardy's team will compete in both the Oregon Relays and the Mt. SAC Relays April 19-21.