Boise State, Nevada Advance To Men's Tennis Semifinals

FRESNO, Calif. – Top-seeded Boise State defeated No. 8 Utah State 4-0 and No. 4 Nevada beat No. 5 Fresno State 4-1 in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship on April 24 at the Sierra Sport & Racquet Club in Fresno, Calif.

The Broncos (26-4) and Wolf Pack (19-4) will meet up in Saturday’s semifinal round, with a scheduled 2 p.m. PT start time.

Boise State opened doubles play with victories at the No. 1 and 2 positions. Andy Bettles and Thomas Tenreiro secured an 8-4 win against Marcus Fritz and Fredrik Peterson. Toby Mitchell and Nathan Sereke won the No. 2 match 8-4 versus Matt Thatcher and Dennis Baumgartner.

In singles play, Mitchell was the first to finish for the Broncos at the No. 5 position, topping Andrew Whiting 6-1, 6-1. Brendan McClain claimed a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles over Fredrik Peterson and Garrett Patton secured the match-clinching point for the Broncos at No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Sebastian Schneider.

Nevada took the doubles point in its match with Fresno State. The Wolf Pack duo of Andrew Poustie and Fernando Sunago topped Sam MacNeil and Alexandros Georgios 8-6 to clinch the point at No. 3. Nevada’s No. 1 team of Victor Ouvrard and Robert Allan won in a tiebreaker over Eric Komati and John Darmstaedter 8-7 (6). The Bulldogs won at No. 2 doubles as Sai Kartik and Nikolas Papic won 8-6 over Quentin Mege and Moez Chargui.

Sunago opened singles play with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Georgios at No. 6 singles. Poustie turned back Komanti 6-1, 7-5 at No. 4 singles and Chargui wrapped up the match with a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles.

Darmstaedter topped Ryan Andrada in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5, to earn the lone point for the Bulldogs at No. 5 singles.