No. 2 Boise State Advances To MW Championship Semifinals With 4-1 Win Over No. 7 Nevada
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – No. 2 seed Boise State advanced to the Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship semifinals for the fifth-consecutive season after defeating No. 7 seed Nevada, 4-1, at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV. The Broncos improve to 19-9 overall on the season and 12-0 all-time in the MW Men’s Tennis Championship. Nevada concludes the 2016 season with a 6-16 overall record.
Boise State rallied to win the doubles tally to jump out to a 1-0 advantage in the match. After Nevada picked up the victory at the No. 3 spot, the Broncos bounced back with a win at the top position from Kyle Butters and Toby Mitchell against the Wolf Pack’s Robert Allan and Andrew Poustie, 6-4. Lewis Roskilly and Thomas Tenreiro clinched the point for Boise State thanks to a hard-fought 7-5 win over Mile Cilic and Robert Margitfalvi.
Boise State extended its lead in singles play with victories at the No. 4 and No. 3 positions. Butters ousted Allan in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, before Mitchell also earned a straight-set victory, defeating Cilic, 6-4, 6-4.
The Wolf Pack responded with a win at the No. 1 spot, courtesy of Ryan Andrada. The senior knocked off Brian Foley in straight-set fashion, 6-4, 6-2, to pull Nevada within two at 3-1.
Tenreiro put the finishing touches on the Boise State victory with a win against Poustie at No. 2. Tenreiro outlasted the Nevada senior in the first set, 7-6 (5), before earning a 6-2 victory in the second set.
Boise State is now slated to take on the No. 3 seed San Diego State Aztecs in the semifinals on Saturday at 3 p.m. PT. The match can be viewed live and for free on the Mountain West Network. For more information on the 2016 Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship, including live stats and live video links, visit the Championship Central page on TheMW.com.
Boise State 4, Nevada 1
1. Ryan Andrada (NEV) def. Brian Foley (BSU) 6-4, 6-2
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Andrew Poustie (NEV) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
3. Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Mile Cilic (NEV) 6-4, 6-4
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Robert Allan (NEV) 6-1, 6-3
5. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) vs. Robert Margitfalvi (NEV) 7-6 (7-2), 2-6, 3-2, unfinished
6. Lewis Roskilly (BSU) vs. Aaron Breust (NEV) 6-4, 5-6, unfinished
1. Kyle Butters/Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Robert Allan/Andrew Poustie (NEV) 6-4
2. Lewis Roskilly/Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Mile Cilic/Robert Margitfalvi (NEV) 7-5
3. Ryan Andrada/Aaron Breust (NEV) def. Brian Foley/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,1,2)