Lobos Cut Short From 3rd Mountain West Conference Championship

April 29, 2012


SAN DIEGO, CALIF.—The Lobos were cut short from receiving their third Mountain West Conference championship by the Broncos. Boise State in their first time every appearing in the Mountain West Conference earned a #1 seed and also received their first Mountain West Championship Title. The Lobos finished the tournament with an overall record of 19-8.

The Lobos, coming off an upset after defeating #2 San Diego State, came into doubles fully prepared to play at their absolute very best and the doubles scores reflect it.

At number one doubles, Jadon Phillips and Phil Anderson fell with a score of 8-4 but only after Conor Berg and Ben Dunbar won at the second position with a score of 8-4.

The two teams were 1-1 with number three doubles to decide who would take the doubles point.

At the number three position, Carl Ho and James Hignett had ups and downs out there on the court. They came up short however as Bettles/Pogostkin defeated them with a score of 9-7.

Once the Broncos got a hold of the doubles point, it seemed like there was no way to change the momentum once it was set in place.

At the number one spot, Jadon Phillips fell to #91 James Meredith with a score of 6-2, 6-2.

At the number three position, Phil Anderson was defeated by Andrew Bettles with a score of 6-3, 6-2.

At number four singles, Conor Berg could not manage to get a game off Nathan Sereke but that all changed in the second set. Conor Berg bounced back winning four games but his opponent got the better of him winning the match 6-0, 6-4.

This win for Boise State marks their first Mountain West Championship Title. Since the Broncos won the finals match, they will also receive the Mountain West's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Men's Championships, which begin May 18. The rest of the 64-team field will be announced live on NCAA.com, Tuesday, May 1, between 3-4 p.m. MT.