Boise State Wins Third Straight MW Men's Tennis Championship
FRESNO, Calif. – Top-seeded Boise State blanked New Mexico 4-0 to win the 2014 Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship on Sunday, April 27 at the Sierra Sport & Racquet Club in Fresno, Calif.
It is the third-straight Conference tournament title for the No. 25 Broncos (28-4), and the third-consecutive year they have defeated New Mexico in the championship match. With the victory, Boise State earns the MW’s automatic bid into the 2014 NCAA Championships. The postseason selection show will be broadcast on the NCAA.com website, Tuesday, April 29 at 3 p.m. MT. New Mexico, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, falls to 20-8.
Thomas Tenreiro secured the championship-clinching point for Boise State with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Rodolfo Jauregui at No. 3 singles. Garrett Patton kicked off the singles scoring for the Broncos by winning his No. 4 singles contest against Andy Van Der Vyver 6-2, 6-4. Toby Mitchell topped Mads Hegelund 6-2, 6-3 at No. 6 singles to give the Broncos a 3-0 lead on the scoreboard.
Boise State kicked off the finals by winning the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches to earn the first point. Mitchell and Nathan Sereke slipped past Van Der Vyver 8-4 at No. 3, while at No. 2, McClain and Patton beat Jauregui and Hayden Sabatka 8-5.