Boise State Passes First Test Wins MW Quarterfinal
Thomas Tenreiro led Broncos with singles and doubles victories.
April 23, 2015

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Boise State men's tennis opened its Mountain West title defense in dominating fashion Thursday steamrolling Fresno State 4-0 in the quarterfinals at Albuquerque, N.M. Boise State won the doubles point then recorded singles victories from Abe Hewko, Thomas Tenreiro and the victory clincher by Garrett Patton. The win moves the Broncos into their fourth-consecutive MW semifinal, it also keeps the three-time defending champions undefeated in the conference's championship tournament at 9-0 all-time since joining the league for 2011-12.

Boise State, who was seeded fifth entering the tournament, opened the day strong with commanding doubles performances by the Broncos. Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly started the ball rolling for the Blue and Orange as the All-MW honorees opened with a 6-3 doubles victory on court one. They improved to 17-5 as a pair with the win in spring duals.

Not long after Tenreiro's and Lewis' win Boise State claimed the team point on court three where Brian Foley and Hewko put away their opponents by a 6-3 score as well.

The Broncos opened singles by winning four of the six first sets then road momentum to the victory. Hewko gave the Broncos a 2-0 team advantage when he quickly dispatched Fresno State's Youssef Hassan in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. The sophomore from Palm Desert, Calif., is now 17-13 overall in singles.

Tenreiro put Boise State within one of the team victory following his impressive two-set win 6-3, 6-1 on court two over the Bulldogs' Euan McIntosh. Battling heavy winds during the match Tenreiro used his strength to dominate the opponent to give the Broncos a big lead in the match as he improve to 15-19 overall in singles.

The wind kept the final four matches tight helping to extend two into third sets before the victory was decided. Patton provided the clinching point as the senior rallied from one set down. The Boise native dropped the opening set 6-4, then stormed back crushing Sai Kartik Nakireddi in the final two sets to claim a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles. Patton improved to a team-best 23-9 in singles overall and in the process extended his win streak to 10.

The final three singles contests were abandoned once the team victory was settled. At the time of stoppage Boise State's Toby Mitchell had rallied after dropping the first set to lead 1-6, 6-4, 2-1. Meanwhile, it looked like both Foley and Roskilly were heading towards splits and a third set. Foley won set one 6-3 and trailed 4-5 in the second. Roskilly was also up a set after winning the opening frame, but he was behind in the second 6-1, 5-6 when play was suspended.

Boise State moves into Saturday's semifinal round against the winner of No. 1 seed New Mexico and No. 8 seed Air Force at 12 p.m. (Mountain).

Match Summary
Mountain West Tournament Quarterfinals
No. 5 Boise State (13-15) vs. No. 4 Fresno State (16-10)
April 23, 2015 at Albuquerque, N.M. (McKinnon Family Tennis Center)

Boise State def. Fresno State 4-0

Doubles Results
1. Tenreiro/Roskilly (BSU) def. McIntosh/Hassan (FS) 6-3
2. Patton/Mitchell (BSU) vs. Papic/Nakireddi (FS) 6-5 DNF
3. Foley/Hewko (BSU) def. Glynn/Komati (FS) 6-3
Order of finish: 1,3

Singles Results
1. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Sai Kartik Nakireddi (FS) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Euan McIntosh (FS) 6-3, 6-1
3. Toby Mitchell (BSU) vs. Nikolas Papic (FS) 1-6, 6-4, 2-1 DNF
4. Brian Foley (BSU) vs. Adam Glynn (FS) 6-3, 4-5 DNF
5. Lewis Roskilly (BSU) vs. Eric Komati (FS) 6-1, 5-6 DNF
6. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. Youssef Hassan (FS) 6-1, 6-4
Order of finish: 6,2,1

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