'Dogs Drop MW Dual to No. 23 Boise State, 5-2
Junior Sai Kartik Nakireddi defeated No. 60 Andy Bettles of Boise State at the top spot.
Junior Sai Kartik Nakireddi defeated No. 60 Andy Bettles of Boise State at the top spot.

March 23, 2014

Final Stats

By Kasandra Martinson

BOISE, Idaho --- The Bulldogs four-match win streak was broken on Sunday afternoon with a 5-2 loss to Mountain West rival No. 23 Boise State at Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center in Boise, Idaho.

The Broncos took the doubles point with wins on all three courts and then went on to win 4-of-6 singles matches to win its sixth straight dual match, breaking the Bulldogs four-match win streak in the process.

Junior Sai Kartik Nakireddi and freshman John Darmstaedter won the Bulldogs two points of the day on their respected courts. Kartik had a huge win at the top spot over No. 60 Andy Bettles of Boise State in straight sets (7-5,6-4) while Darmstaedter defeated Garrett Patton on court four, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

"We didn't get off to a great start today but our young guys will learn from this match and use this experience to continue to improve as we move through the conference schedule," said Fresno State head coach Evan Austin.

Fresno State (7-8, 1-3 MW) has a week off before returning to Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center to kick off its four-match home stand when they host UC Irvine on April 5 at 12 p.m. PT.

Boise State 5, Fresno State 2
1. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) def. No. 60 Andy Bettles (BSU), 7-5, 6-4
2. Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. Sam MacNeil (FS), 6-3, 6-4
3. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Nikolas Papic (FS), 6-2, 6-1
4. John Darmstaedter (FS) def. Garrett Patton (BSU), 6-2, 7-6 (3)
5. Brendan McClain (BSU) def. Eric Komati (FS), 6-3, 6-1
6. Brian Foley (BSU) def. Ethan Lopez (FS), 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: 3,5,4,2,5,1



1. Bettles/Tenreiro (BSU) def. Lopez/Papic (FS), 8-3
2. Patton/Sereke (BSU) def. Darmstaedter/Kartik Nakireddi (FS), 8-6
3. Foley/McClain (BSU) def. Komati/Vakouftsis (FS), 8-1
Order of finish: 3,1,2

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