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Menís Tennis Drops First Match at Boise State

BOISE, Idaho - The Ball State men's tennis team lost 5-1 to host Boise State in its first match of the Boise State Spring Break Classic.

With the loss the Cardinals drop to 12-5 on the season.  Freshman Patrick Elliott was the lone winner for Ball State after defeating Scott Sears in straight sets (6-2, 6-3) on court six.  Sophomore Austin Smith came close to victory after taking the first set (6-2) over Garrett Patton but then dropped the next two sets by a score of 6-2, 6-2 losing the match at No. 5 singles.

The Ball State men's tennis team is currently playing Marquette at the Boise State Spring Break Classic.  There was a weather delay that slowed things down but all the teams are in progress of their second match with each match being 90 minutes behind schedule.

Boise State 5, Ball State 1

1. James Meredith (BOISE) def. Dalton Albertin (BSU), 6-0, 6-2

2. Damian Hume (BOISE) def. Ray Leonard (BSU), 6-2, 6-3

3. Andy Bettles (BOISE) def. Zane Smith (BSU), 6-3, 6-2

4. Filipp Pogostkin (BOISE) def. Alexandre Brym (BSU), 6-4, 6-4

5. Garrett Patton (BOISE) def. Austin Smith (BSU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

6. Patrick Elliot (BSU) def. Scott Sears (BOISE), 6-2, 6-3

Order of Finish: 1, 6, 2, 3, 4, 5

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