Soster and Grubbs Capture Doubles Flight at Boise State Classic

    Freshman Alex Grubbs
    Freshman Alex Grubbs

    Oct. 10, 2010

    Two Air Force doubles teams reached the finals of their respective flight Sunday as the Falcons wrapped up action at the Boise State Fall Classic. Senior Taylor Soster and freshman Alex Grubbs rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win the Orange flight, 9-7, over Geoff Hernandez and Ratan Gill of Portland, while sophomore Lance Wilhelm and freshman Andy Jackson fell in the final of the Blue flight, 8-6, to Sven Poslusny and Bryan Marchant of Utah State.

    Meanwhile, at the UNM Balloon Fiesta Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., freshman Steven Young lost a thrilling three-set match Dominic Bermudez of Northern Arizona, 7-6 (8), 6-7(4), 7-6(5). Young went 4-1 this weekend in Albuquerque.

    The Falcons are idle until the ITA Mountain Regional Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

    Air Force Results
    Boise State Fall Classic
    Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

    Blue Doubles
    Semifinals
    Lance Wilhelm / Andy Jackson (AF) def. Marius Cirstea / Alex Joitoiu (IDAHO), 8-6


    Finals
    Sven Poslusny / Bryan Marchant (USU) def. Wilhelm / Jackson (AF), 8-6

    Orange Doubles
    Semifinals
    Soster / Grubbs (AF) def. Luis Altimires / Kyle Koetje (EWU), 8-4


    Finals
    Soster / Grubbs (AF) def. Geoff Hernandez / Ratan Gill (PORT), 9-7

    UNM Balloon Fiesta Classic
    Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

    Flight A Singles
    Consolation
    Alex Clinkerbeard (DU) def. Lucas Marin-Salcedo (AF), 7-6, 6-2

    Flight B Singles
    Finals
    Dominic Bermudez (NAU) def. Steven Young (AF), 7-6 (8), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5)

     

     

    Consolation
    Yang Yang (NMMI) def. Mike Tope (AF), 6-2, 6-0
    Stephen Katrein (AF) def. Sam Barnes (AF), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

    Doubles
    Consolation
    Armando Morales / Matej Stakne (NMSU) def. Alex Beaussart / Sam Barnes (AF), 8-4

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