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Weekend sweep for men’s tennis

Cody Finney / The Arbiter

The Boise State men’s tennis took advantage of their first two home matches of the season, taking victories over Montana and Air Force this past Saturday at the Boas Tennis Complex.

The No. 38 ranked Broncos (2-0, 1-0 in MW), without their top two players from last season in James Meredith and Damian Hume, made a statement this weekend under the veteran presence of senior Scott Sears and emerging star sophomore Garrett

In the first match, the Broncos swept in the doubles play against the Grizzlies, with big wins from Patton and Sears in the No. 1 bracket,  senior Filipp Pogostkin and freshman Toby Mitchell in the No. 2 spot and sophomore Aidan Reid and freshman Thomas Tenreiro at the No. 3 seed.

Keeping the momentum into singles play, the Broncos kept out the broom, sweeping the singles play with noteworthy wins from junior Andy Bettles 6-4, 7-5 No. 1 seed win over Andrew Warren all the way to senior Freddy Walsh’s 6-0, 6-1 No. 6 seed win over Zach Drost to capitalize on a 7-0 victory over Montana.

In the later match against Air Force, the victory came much tougher against
the Falcons.

While the No. 1 seed of Sears and Patton proved to be victorious once again with a 8-2 victory against Grant Taylor and Lance Wilhelm, the Falcons were able to sneak a win in at the No. 3 seed with Landon Kinsey Ali Rizvi defeating Reid and Bettles 8-7 (7-4).

The only other victories Air Force would take in would be at the No. 1 and No. 6 seed for the singles play, as the Broncos dominated in the remainder of the match to take home a 5-2 victory against a quality conference opponent.

If this is any sign that the Broncos will be back to defend the Mountain West title, then what a positive sign  this was.

The men’s team heads out to Berkeley, Calif. to take on California, Michigan and Santa Clara. It’s not until March 2 that the men will play at home against, squaring off against the
Utah Utes.

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John Garretson enters his first year as The Arbiter's Sports Editor. A junior Communication student pursuing a Certificate of Public Relations, Garretson is also Boise State PRSSA's Director of Publicity. Check him out on Twitter at @John_Garretson and stay tuned for this season's Arbiter Sports Talk.