Andre Stenger fell in a hard fought match to #30 Andy Bettles 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Face Tough Competition in the First Round

By NU Athletic Communications

Montgomery, Ala. - The No. 38 Nebraska mens tennis team (7-5) was defeated by Boise State 4-0 in the first round of the Blue Gray Tennis Classic Friday, March 15. The Huskers will have the chance to compete in the backdraw, facing off against Troy tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. 

The Huskers struggled in doubles with losses at the No.1 and 2 positions. The doubles point was clinched when Andre Stenger and Marc Herrmann were knocked off 8-4 by Boise States pair of Bettles and Sereke.

Nebraska fell to 0-2 when Eric Sock was defeated by Filipp Pogostkin 6-2, 6-1. The next point was lost when Tom Blackwell fell to Thomas Tenreiro 7-5, 6-3. No. 1 singles finished last, with Andre Stenger losing a close match to #30 Andy Bettles 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. 

Results from tomorrows match in the backdraw will be available on or the tournament website

Blue Grey Tennis Classic 

Montgomery, Ala. 

Friday, March 15

Boise State 4 Def. Nebraska 0


1. Bettles/Sereke (BSU) def. (NU) Stenger/Hermann, 8-4

2. Patton/Sears (BSU) def. (NU) Boyer/Zitsch, 8-3

3. Mitchell/Pogostkin vs (NU) Videtich/Elsass, DNF

Order of Finish: 2, 1


1. Andy Bettles (BSU) def (NU). Andre Stenger, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1

2. Nathan Sereke (BSU) vs. (NU) Marc Herrmann, DNF (4-6, 6-4, 1-1)

3. Scott Sears (BSU) vs. (NU) Dusty Boyer, DNF (4-6, 6-3, 1-1)

4. Filipp Pogostkin (BSU)  def. (NU) Eric Sock, 6-2, 6-1

5. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. (NU) Tom Blackwell, 7-5, 6-3

6. Garrett Patton (BSU) vs. Andrew Dzulynsky, DNF (6-4, 3-2)

Order of Finish: 4, 5, 1


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