Broncos Roll Through Aggies in MW Quarterfinals

April 24, 2014

Box Score


Video: Highlights from morning session of MW quarterfinals.

FRESNO, Calif.
– Boise State rolled through the quarterfinals of the MW Men’s Tennis Championship Thursday morning and defeated Utah State 4-0 at the Sierra Sport and Racquet Club. Garrett Patton clinched the match for the Broncos on court three when he dispatched the Aggies’ Sebastian Schneider 6-3, 6-3.

The No. 1-seeded Broncos never trailed in a match that quickly tilted in their favor. The No. 2 doubles team of Toby Mitchell and Nathan Sereke kicked the match off by defeating Matt Thatcher and Dennis Baumgartner 8-4. Andy Bettles and Thomas Tenreiro clinched the doubles point on court one when they handed Marcus Fritz and Fredrik Peterson an 8-4 defeat. The win gave the doubles team of Bettles and Tenreiro their team-high 19th win of the season. The No. 3 doubles team of Brian Foley and Aidan Reid were up 7-5 in their match when doubles play was stopped.

With a 1-0 lead heading into singles, Mitchell handled Andrew Whiting on court five to a tune of 6-1, 6-1. The victory gives Mitchell an 11-match winning streak and a perfect 4-0 record at No. 5 singles during duals this spring.

Brendan McClain made the lead 3-0 for Boise State when he earned a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Peterson on court four. McClain leads the Broncos with 26 total victories and an unblemished MW record (5-0).

Soon after, Patton sealed the match on court three to give the Broncos a 4-0 victory. The win puts Boise State at 26-4 on the season and 6-0 against MW opponents.

Once the match was decided, the rest of the singles matches were abandoned. Bettles lead on court one 6-1, 5-3; Tenreiro was up on court two 6-2, 5-4 and Foley lead 6-4, 5-3 on court five.

The Broncos will square off against No. 4-seeded Nevada in the semifinals on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. (PT).

Final Match Summary
No. 24 Boise State (26-4, 6-0 MW) vs. Utah State (9-16, 0-8 MW) 
April 24, 2014 at Fresno, Calif. (Sierra Sport and Racquet Club)
Mountain West Men's Championship Quarterfinal 
No. 24 Boise State def. Utah State, 4-0 
Doubles Results
1. Andy Bettles/Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Marcus Fritz/Fredrik Peterson (USU) 8-4
2. Toby Mitchell/Nathan Sereke (BSU) def. Matt Thatcher/Dennis Baumgartner (USU) 8-4
3. Brian Foley/Aidan Ried (BSU) vs. Andrew Whiting/Sebastian Schneider (USU) 5-7, unfinished
Order of finish: 2,1 
Singles Results
1. No. 82 Andy Bettles (BSU) vs. Dennis Baumgartner (USU) 6-1, 5-3, unfinished
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) vs. Marcus Fritz (USU) 6-2, 5-4, unfinished
3. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Sebastian Schneider (USU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Brendan McClain (BSU) def. Fredrik Peterson (USU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Andrew Whiting (USU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Brian Foley (BSU) vs. Tomas Cosmai (USU) 6-4, 5-3, unfinished
Order of finish: 5,4,3

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