Boise State Wins MW Opener at New Mexico
Garrett Patton won in doubles and singles.

Jan. 31, 2014

Box Score

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Boise State men's tennis team came away with a big 4-3 win at New Mexico Friday night to open Mountain West play in Albuquerque. Thomas Tenreiro, Garrett Patton and Brendan McClain claimed singles wins to go along with the doubles points to earn the tight victory over the Lobos in a rematch of last year's MW Tournament title match, also won 4-3 by the Broncos. The win improves Boise State to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in league play, while New Mexico goes to 7-2 and 0-1 in conference.

The Broncos opened the night with a 2-0 victory in the doubles competition to claim the vital point. McClain and Patton, ranked second in the region, won 6-4 over UNM's Hayden Sabatka and Rodolfo Jauregui, ranked fourth regionally, on court one.

Andy Bettles and Tenreiro followed suit with a tight 6-5 (4) victory on court two over James Hignett and Samir Iftikhar as Boise State claimed the doubles point. Toby Mitchell and Nathan Sereke were tied 5-5 in their match when the competition was stopped after the Broncos' point clinching win.

In singles the Broncos clinched the team victory with wins at the No. 3, 4 and 5 positions. Tenreiro playing on court three downed the Lobos' Jauregui in three sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Patton added a straight-set victory 6-2, 6-5 over James Hignett at the four, while McClain handed Andy Van Der Vyver a 6-5 (4), 6-3 defeat on court five.

New Mexico recorded singles victories at the No. 1, 2 and 6 positions. The Lobos' Iftikhar, ranked 45th nationally, defeated Boise State's No. 54 Andy Bettles 6-2, 6-3 on court one. Meanwhile, Sereke fell in a tight three-set match 3-6, 6-5 (4), 6-4 to Sabatka. Brian Foley was defeated by UNM's Mads Hegelund in another tough three set affair 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Boise State will continue this weekend's road trip on Sunday morning when the Broncos take on the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson.

MATCH SUMMARY
Boise State (3-2) at New Mexico (7-2)
January 31, 2014
Albuquerque, N.M. (Linda Estes Tennis Complex)

Boise State def. New Mexico, 4-3

Doubles Results:
1) McClain/Patton (BSU) def. Sabatka/Jauregui (UNM), 6-4
2) Bettles/Tenreiro (BSU) def. Hignett/Iftikhar (UNM), 6-5 (5)
3) Van Der Vyver/Hegelund (UNM) vs. Mitchell/Sereke (BSU), 5-5 DNF

Singles Results:
1) No. 45 Samir Iftikhar (UNM) def. No. 54 Andy Bettles (BSU), 6-2, 6-3
2) Hayden Sabatka (UNM) def. Nathan Sereke (BSU), 3-6, 6-5 (4), 6-4
3) Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Rodolfo Jauregui (UNM), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
4) Garrett Patton (BSU) def. James Hignett (UNM), 6-2, 6-5 (4)
5) Brendan McClain (BSU) def. Andy Van Der Vyver (UNM), 6-5 (4), 6-3
6) Mads Hegelund (UNM) def. Brian Foley (BSU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4


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