Men's Tennis Host Dar Walters Tennis Classic
The Broncos welcome participants from 11 schools to town for tournament.
Brian Foley will lead the Bronco team at Dar Walters Tennis Classic.
Oct. 2, 2014
DAR WALTERS TENNIS CLASSIC
- WHAT'S HAPPENING: Boise State men's tennis continues its fall season this weekend, Oct. 3-5, when the Broncos host the Dar Walters Tennis Classic.
- LOCATIONS: Matches will be played at three locations in Boise including the Appleton Tennis Center, Boas Tennis Center and Julia Davis Park.
- TIME AND DAYS: The competition starts at 9 a.m. daily and runs until about 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with Sunday's matches ending around 3 p.m.
- FORMAT: The tournament structure is your typical flighted format featuring five 16-person draws in singles and two 16-team draws in doubles.
- THE FIELD: There will be 12 teams represented this weekend including Boise State and its two instate rivals Idaho and Idaho State. Joining the Broncos this weekend are Eastern Washington, Idaho, Idaho State, Lewis-Clark State, Montana, Montana State, Portland, Utah, Utah State, Weber State and Whitman.
- ADMISSION: Admission is free to all Boise State tennis matches.
- PARKING: Fans who attend the tournament will have free parking available at the following locations,
Friday: Lincoln Parking Garage, 4th and 5th floors
Saturday and Sunday: Liberal Arts and Library Parking Lots
REPRESENTING BOISE STATE
- Boise State will be represented by four of its eight members on the roster. The four include veterans Brian Foley and Abe Hewko, along with freshmen Danny Moyer and Lewis Roskilly.
- Foley will be competing in the "A" flight for singles, Roskilly will be in the "B" flight, Abe Hewko the "C" and Danny Moyer the "D."
- Hewko and Moyer will team up to compete in the doubles "Blue" flight, while Foley and Roskilly will be in the "Orange" flight.
- The four Broncos, Garrett Patton, Brendan McClain, Thomas Tenreiro and Toby Mitchell, who competed at the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla., this past week will not be competing in the Dar Walters Tennis Classic.
ABOUT THE BRONCOS
- What's Back: Boise State returns six letterwinners from 2013-14 in Garrett Patton (Sr. - Boise, Idaho), Thomas Tenreiro (Jr. - Miami, Fla.), Brian Foley (Jr. - Henderson, Nev.), Toby Mitchell (Jr. - Somerset, England), Brendan McClain (So. - Ventura, Calif.) and Abe Hewko (So. - Palm Desert, Calif.).
- What's New: The Broncos welcomed Lewis Roskilly (Fr. - Stevenage, England) and Danny Moyer (Fr. - Kalamazoo, Mich.) to the squad this August.
- McClain and Patton return with the most singles victories last season with 26 each, McClain went 26-9 while Patton was 26-12 ... Brian Foley (21-9), Thomas Tenreiro (20-13) and Toby Mitchell (23-7) also return, all three had 20 or more singles victories.
- Boise State has always enjoyed solid fan support from Bronco Nation finishing last season ranked fourth nationally in attendance.
- The team finished 2014 ranked 29th nationally going 28-5 overall in duals, 5-0 in MW play, 12-0 in the region, 14-1 at home and 14-4 on the road.
- The Broncos have won back-to-back Blue Gray National Tennis Classic championships in 2013 and 2014, only the fourth team ever to repeat and only the third team to win the BGNTC three times or more ... Boise State also won it in 1998.
- In 2014 Boise State defeated six schools who earned berths into the NCAA tournament: Cal Poly, Clemson, Drake, Idaho, Montana and Virginia Tech.
- The Broncos' four losses in 2014 regular season were to teams ranked at the time and to schools that have earned berths into the NCAA tournament: No. 7 Baylor, No. 32 Northwestern, No. 43 Oregon and No. 52 Stanford. Note, the rankings are what they were at time of match.
- The Broncos have won all three MW Tournament Championships since joining the league for 2011-12.
- Boise State men's tennis has won 15 conference tournament championships.
- Boise State has won 12 conference titles and qualified for the NCAA tournament 15 times in Greg Patton's 18 seasons as head coach.
- The only years that they did not qualify for NCAA Tournament under Patton were: 1993, 2004, 2011.