Patton and McClain Advance in Doubles at BBC
Garrett Patton.
Oct. 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Boise State’s men’s tennis team experienced mixed success on the opening day of the Battle in the Bay Classic Friday afternoon in San Francisco. The doubles team of Garrett Patton and Brendan McClain won their first match 8-2 over Pepperdine’s Tom Hill and Rakshay Thakker to reach Saturday’s quarterfinals.
 
"I am proud of how hard my guys played today against some tough competition," said head coach Greg Patton. "We play in these tournaments for the high level of the competition and the experience of playing against the best players in the nation. Garrett (Patton) and B-mac (Brendan McClain) played so well this morning in their doubles match and to see them advance is great. They all played hard in singles today and even though we did not get the wins, it is the experience that counts this time of year."
 
In singles, Patton rallied from one set down to win his round of 64 match 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 over Tom Hill from Pepperdine. The senior from Boise then advanced into Friday night’s round of 32 where he fell in two sets 6-3, 6-1 to Tom Fawcett of Southern California. 
 
Boise State’s Thomas Tenreiro was seeded sixth in singles and received a first round bye. He faced Thomas Hunt of Saint Mary’s in the round of 32 where he was upset 6-4, 7-6 (2). 
 
McClain was the second Bronco to take the court on Friday playing a round of 32 match after receiving a first round bye. The sophomore from Ventura, Calif., took on Southern Cal’s Connor Farren, one of the top freshman in the country. The two battled through a third set tiebreaker before McClain fell 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5).
 
All three Broncos will be back in action on Saturday as they compete in the consolation draw for singles, while Patton and McClain face Stanford’s Tom Fawcett and Yale Goldberg in the doubles quarterfinals at 10 a.m. (Mountain).

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