Feb. 21, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -
The men's tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to Boise State in first-round action at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, which is being played at the Lagoon Park Tennis Center. With the loss, the Crimson Tide dips to 4-5 overall, while the win lifts the Broncos to 7-2 on the season.
"Today was a tough match, and I give credit to Boise State and their performance," said Alabama head coach George Husack. "Our team is improving with each match regardless of the outcome. The guys are finding their way to perform at a high level and must stay the course. They are tremendous competitors, and I'm confident in their abilities. Tomorrow is another opportunity and step in the right direction for this program."
Boise State edged out Alabama in doubles, winning 6-3 on court one before topping the Tide in a tiebreaker to take the 6-5 victory on court two. The match on court three was suspended at 5-5 once the point was decided.
In singles, the Broncos earned their third point with a 6-0, 6-3 victory on court four as junior Garrett Patton defeated Tide freshman Saxon Buehning. From there, freshman Brendan McClain picked up a 6-2, 6-4 victory over freshman Nikko Madregallejo on court five shortly before senior Nathan Sereke clinched the victory for Boise State on court two over sophomore Becker O'Shaughnessey on court two. The remaining three singles matches went unfinished once the fourth point was awarded.
Alabama will be back in action in the back draw on Saturday where it will take on either Princeton or Clemson.
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