Men's Tennis Ranked 46th in ITA Rankings
Andy Bettles.

Jan. 3, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men’s tennis team enters the 2014 team season ranked 46th in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings of the year. Andy Bettles starts the campaign ranked No. 54 nationally in singles and leads a group of four Broncos ranked regionally. Bettles is third in the ITA Mountain Region followed by Thomas Tenreiro at No. 9, Garrett Patton at No. 10 and Brendan McClain at No. 14. The doubles team of Patton and McClain are the only Bronco duo ranked regionally coming in at No. 2.

Andy Bettles enters the team season ranked 54th nationally and third regionally after a fall campaign that saw him go 11-3 overall. The senior from Somerset, England, opened the fall by winning the Midland Intercollegiate Invitational in September, then reached the ITA All-American Championship consolation quarterfinals, as well as the ITA Mountain Region semifinals.

Sophomore Thomas Tenreiro starts 2014 ranked No. 9 in the region following a 6-4 fall campaign. The native of Maimi, Fla., reached the semifinals at the Battle in the Bay and the quarterfinals of the ITA Mountain Regional in Las Vegas.

Garrett Patton begins the campaign at No. 10 in the region after a 7-4 fall season. The junior from Boise won the consolation championship at the Midland Intercollegiate Invitational in September going 3-1. Patton finished the fall by advancing to the ITA regional quarterfinals.

The fourth Bronco ranked in singles regionally is freshman Brendan McClain who comes in at No. 14. The Ventura, Calif., native recorded a solid debut fall campaign going 5-4 overall. McClain was one of five Broncos to advance to the round of 16 at the mountain regional in Las Vegas.

Patton and McClain enter the spring as the Broncos’ top doubles team and ranked second in the region. The pair had a solid fall campaign reaching the semifinals at the Battle in the Bay. The highlight for the duo was playing for the ITA Mountain Region doubles championship in October.

Boise State begins the team season the weekend of January 16-17 when it hosts Montana State and No. 32 Northwestern.

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