Boise State Downs New Mexico on the Road
April 3, 2016

Final Stats

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Toby Mitchell’s victory at No. 3 singles handed Boise State men’s tennis a 4-1 win Sunday afternoon at New Mexico. Boise State won the doubles point then followed with singles victories by Kyle Butters, Brian Foley and Mitchell to claim the match.

“This was the shootout at the OK Corral,” said coach Greg Patton. “New Mexico has been our heated rivals ever since I had hair. I am so elated to get out of Albuquerque alive since their home court advantage and fierce competitiveness makes each and every ball that is struck vital. Every match was too close for comfort. I am so proud of Brian (Foley) who was up 5-2 in the 2nd set and held off a four game onslaught by New Mexico‘s number one player.”

The Broncos have started to put it all together as they have won four straight road matches and six of their last seven contests overall to improve to 13-8 on the year and 2-1 in Mountain West Conference play. Boise State now returns home to close out the regular season with six straight matches at the Appleton Tennis Center.

Boise State opened by taking the team doubles point on victories on courts one and three. It started with Butters and Mitchell’s 7-5 win at No. 1 doubles over New Mexico’s 77th-ranked duo of Hayden Sabatka and Rodolfo Jauregui. The Bronco tandem improved to 13-7 overall with the win.

Foley and Abe Hewko followed with a tiebreaker win on court three 7-6 (3) over Bart Van Leijsen and Michael Tran. That win gave the team point to Boise State 2-1.

Butters earned the first singles victory to extend the Broncos lead. He beat UNM’s Ricky Hernandez-Tong in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 4 position. The winner of seven straight matches improved to 17-10 overall.

The Lobos pulled to with in 2-1 when they won at No. 2 singles as Thomas Tenreiro suffered his first loss of the spring and second of the year 6-4, 7-5. The senior is now 6-1 during spring duals and 13-2 overall.

Boise State then put the match away with victories on courts one and three. Foley battled through two tiebreakers to win in straight sets 7-6, 7-6 over Sabatka. The Boise State senior is now 12-10 on the year in singles.

That setup the decisive point from Mitchell at No. 3 singles. The senior beat the Lobos’ Jorge Escutia in three sets 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-4 clinching the team victory in the process. Mitchell improved to 12-14 on the year with the win.

Match Summary
No. 69 Boise State (13-8, 2-1 MW) at No. 70 New Mexico (13-13, 1-3 MW)
April 3, 2016 at Albuquerque, N.M. (McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium)

Boise State def. New Mexico 4-1

Doubles Results
1. Mitchell/Butters (BSU) def. #77 Sabatka/Rodolfo Jauregui (UNM) 7-5
2. Escutia/Hernandez-Tong (UNM) def. Lewis Roskilly/Tenreiro (BSU) 7-5
3. Foley/Hewko (BSU) def. Van Leijsen/Tran (UNM) 7-6(3)
Order of finish: 1,2,3

Singles Results
1. Brian Foley (BSU) def. Hayden Sabatka (UNM) 7-6, 7-6 (4)
2. Bart Van Leijsen (UNM) def. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) 6-4, 7-5
3. Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Jorge Escutia (UNM) 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-4
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Ricky Hernandez-Tong (UNM) 6-4, 6-0
5. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) vs. Agustus Ge (UNM) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 2-1 DNF
6. Abe Hewko (BSU) vs. Michael Tran (UNM) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 0-3 DNF
Order of finish: 4,2,1,3

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