2014 Mountain West Tennis Championships Begin Wednesday

FRESNO, Calif. –  Fresno State will serve as host to the 2014 Mountain West Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships on April 23-27, 2014, at the Sierra Sport & Racquet Club in Fresno, Calif. This is the first time in Conference history that the MW Tennis Championships will be held in Fresno.

Boise State enters the 2014 Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship as the top seed. The Broncos are the two-time defending Conference tournament champions and are currently ranked No. 25 nationally. Boise State went 25-4 on the season, including a perfect 5-0 in MW play.

New Mexico (18-7, 4-2 MW) and San Diego State (11-11, 3-1), the No. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively, have each won the MW Men’s Championship three times, while No. 6 UNLV won the title in 2007.

On the women’s side, host Fresno State is the No. 1 seed. The No. 68 Bulldogs, who have won their last five matches and 12 of the past 13, sport a 13-8 overall record, including a perfect 5-0 mark in Conference play.

UNLV (10-10, 2-3 MW) has won the MW Women’s Championship four times, including last year. The Rebels enter the 2014 tournament as the No. 8 seed. San Diego State is the only other team currently in the MW to have won the Women’s Tennis Championship. The Aztecs took home the title in 2003. They are the No. 3 seed in the 2014 tournament after posting an overall record of 11-12, 4-1 in Conference play.

For more information on the 2014 Mountain West Tennis Championships, go to the Championship Central pages http://www.themw.com/#!/page/championship_m-tennis and http://www.themw.com/#!/page/championship_w-tennis.

2014 Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship Pairings
Thursday, April 24
10 a.m. PT        Quarterfinal Match #1    No. 1 Boise State vs. No. 8 Utah State
10 a.m. PT        Quarterfinal Match #2    No. 4 Nevada vs. No. 5 Fresno State
2 p.m. PT          Quarterfinal Match #3    No. 3 San Diego State vs. No. 6 UNLV
2 p.m. PT          Quarterfinal Match #4    No. 2 New Mexico vs. No. 7 Air Force

Saturday, April 26
2 p.m. PT          Semifinal Match #1       Boise State/Utah State winner vs. Nevada/Fresno State winner
2 p.m. PT          Semifinal Match #2       San Diego State/UNLV winner vs. New Mexico/Air Force winner

Sunday, April 27
1 p.m. PT          Championship Match

2014 Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championship Pairings
Wednesday, April 23
10 a.m. PT        First Round Match #1     No. 8 UNLV vs. No. 9 Air Force
2 p.m. PT          First Round Match #2     No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Utah State
2 p.m. PT          First Round Match #3     No. 6 San José State vs. No. 11 Colorado State

Friday, April 25
10 a.m. PT        Quarterfinal Match #1    No. 4 Boise State vs. No. 5 Wyoming
10 a.m. PT        Quarterfinal Match #2    No. 1 Fresno State vs. UNLV/Air Force winner
2 p.m. PT          Quarterfinal Match #3    No. 2 New Mexico vs. Nevada/Utah State winner
2 p.m. PT          Quarterfinal Match #4    No. 3 San Diego State vs. San José State/Colorado State winner

Saturday, April 26
10 a.m. PT        Semifinal Match #1       Quarterfinal Match #1 winner vs. Quarterfinal Match #2 winner
10 a.m. PT        Semifinal Match #2       Quarterfinal Match #3 winner vs. Quarterfinal Match #4 winner

Sunday, April 27
10 a.m. PT        Championship Match