Calling this weekend a rough one for Boise State athletics is an understatement.
Two Bronco teams, men’s tennis and softball, lost in their respective championship opportunities.
Playing in the UCLA Regional, the men’s tennis team were favorites to advance and face the winner of the UCLA- Cal Poly matchup.
The Broncos entered this year’s NCAA Championships coming off of one of the greatest seasons in program history. Greg Patton’s squad finished the regular season with a 28-5 record and a No. 25 ranking nationally.
No. 39 San Diego won four of the six singles matches and one of the three doubles matches to defeat the Broncos 4-2.
All the Broncos’ softball team had to do to secure their first MW title was win a series win against San Diego State — something the program has done every year against the Aztecs since joining the MW.
Instead, Boise State watched their eight-game win streak get snapped and suffered a sweep while in San Diego.
The Broncos now sit in fourth place in the conference standings, and the odds of a berth in the postseason are unlikely.