Boise State Keeps Rolling, Broncos Down Montana 6-1
Brian Foley clinched the match for Boise State.

March 23, 2014


BOISE, Idaho - Boise State’s success keeps rolling as the Broncos extended their men’s tennis win streak to five with a dominating 6-1 victory over the Montana Grizzlies Sunday morning at the Appleton Tennis Center in Boise. Sophomore Brian Foley’s straight set win on court five clinched the team victory for Boise State as the Broncos improved to 15-3 overall.

The doubles portion of this match was played on Saturday night at the Appleton Tennis Center. Boise State’s Toby Mitchell and Aidan Reid started the Broncos off in the right direction as they won the first doubles match of the night 8-4 over Montana’s Zach Drost and Andrew Warren on court three. Garrett Patton and Nathan Sereke clinched to team point for the Blue and Orange when they downed Mikolaj Caruk and Peter Fleming 8-5 at No. 2 doubles.

The final doubles match also went to Boise State on court one where Andy Bettles and Thomas Tenreiro put away the Grizzlies’ Semion Branzburg and Ethan Vaughn 8-5 to complete the Bronco sweep in doubles. Bettles and Tenreiro the top doubles team for the Broncos in results are now 14-5 on the year and 12-4 in duals matches this spring.

Sunday morning began with McClain extending Boise State’s team advantage to 2-0 when he tallied a 6-1, 6-2 win on court four over Montana’s Vaughn. The freshman sensation improved his overall record this year to 19-6 overall and 14-2 in duals.

Boise State moved to within one point of clinching the victory when 60th-ranked Andy Bettles dispatched the Grizzlies Caruk in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 on court one. The senior improved to 19-11 on the year with the win.

That setup Foley’s match clinching win on court five where he battled through a set two tie-break to claim the victory. The sophomore from Henderson, Nev., defeated Peter Flemming 6-2, 7-6 (9) and increased his overall singles mark on the year to 14-7.

Not long after Foley’s victory the Broncos recorded two more wins on courts three and six. It started off with Garrett Patton putting away Branzburg 7-5, 6-3 at No. 3 singles, followed moments later by Abe Hewko’s court six victory over Drost in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Patton’s overall record improved to 16-11 on the year, while Hewko, a freshman from California, moved to 7-3 overall.

The final match of the day went to Montana in a pro-set third frame. Tenreiro battled Montana’s Warren all morning before falling 7-6 (6), 4-6, 10-6 on court two.

Montana (4-8) at No. 23 Boise State (15-3)
Mar 23, 2014 at Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)

No. 23 Boise State def. Montana 6-1

Doubles Results
1. Andy Bettles/Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Semion Branzburg/Ethan Vaughn (MONT) 8-5
2. Garrett Patton/Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. Mikolaj Caruk/Peter Fleming (MONT) 8-5
3. Toby Mitchell/Aidan Reid (BSU) def. Zach Drost/Andrew Warren (MONT) 8-4
Order of finish: 3,2,1

Singles Results
1. Andy Bettles (BSU) def. Mikolaj Caruk (MONT) 6-2, 6-2
2. Andrew Warren (MONT) def. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 10-6
3. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Semion Branzburg (MONT) 7-5, 6-3
4. Brendan McClain (BSU) def. Ethan Vaughn (MONT) 6-1, 6-2
5. Brian Foley (BSU) def. Peter Fleming (MONT) 6-2, 7-6 (11-9)
6. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. Zach Drost (MONT) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Order of finish: 4,1,5,3,6,2

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