Feb. 27, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - With the match tied at three points apiece, No. 34 Boise State managed to come from behind to slip past No. 58 New Mexico, 4-3 Friday night.
The Lobos opened the match by winning the doubles point. No. 46 junior David Kowalski and Ryan Stotland gave New Mexico its first victory with their 8-3 win over Guillaume Bouvier and Thomas Schoeck at No. 1. Senior Divan Coetzee and freshman Hiroud Akhavan won the battle at No. 2 over Mahmoud Rezk and Matias Silva with their 9-8 win. Finishing off the doubles match-ups were senior Jasmin Hodzic and sophomore Henry Gers who came back from a 6-3 deficit to win over Nils Kleimann and James Ludlow, 9-8.
The Broncos quickly fought back, picking up two straight singles points with Silva's win at No. 3 over Akhavan (6-2, 6-4) and Rezk's win over Hodzic (6-4, 6-1) at No. 5. Coetzee, ranked No. 29, brought the Lobos back with his three-set win at No. 1 over Guillaume Bouvier (6-4, 2-6, 6-3).
New Mexico took the 3-2 lead as Stotland rallied to beat Kleimann at No. 4, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6. The Broncos came charging back with Schoeck giving Kowalski his first singles loss of season at No. 2 (4-6, 6-4, 6-2). Boise State then sealed the match as Ludlow came from behind to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 over sophomore Nick Ames at No. 6.
The Lobos fall to 3-1 on the season. They will return to action on Sunday at 11 a.m. when they host the Colorado Buffaloes.