April 24, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. - Utah State men's tennis (9-16, 0-7 MW) fell to #25 Boise State, 4-0, in the opening round of the Mountain West Tournament on Thursday at the Sierra Sport and Racquet Club in Fresno, Calif. With the loss, the Aggies dropped to 0-2 against the Broncos this season, in what was USU's inaugural season in the MW.
The match started in doubles, where Boise State took the first two matches to claim the doubles point. First, senior Matt Thatcher and freshman Dennis Baumgartner fell to Toby Mitchell and Nathan Sereke, 8-4, at the second position. Then, senior Fredrik Peterson and junior Marcus Fritz dropped a match to Andy Bettles and Thomas Tenreiro, 8-4, at the first position. Senior Andrew Whiting and freshman Sebastian Schneider left their match with Brian Foley and Aidan Ried unfinished.
The match then moved to singles, where Boise State won three in a row to win the dual match. First, Mitchell defeated Whiting, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 5 spot. Then, Brendan McClain defeated Peterson, 6-2, 6-0, at the No. 4 spot, and Schneider fell to Garrett Patton, 6-3, 6-3, at the No. 3 spot. The rest of the matches were left unfinished, as it was tournament play.
Utah State's men's and women's tennis teams will hold a year-end banquet on Monday, April 28 at the Alumni House on the campus of Utah State University at 7 p.m. (MT). The cost is $15, and includes a catered dinner. Contact women's assistant coach Jaci West at 435-797-8754.
Fans can follow Utah State Athletics, including both USU tennis teams, at http://twitter.com/USUWomensTennis or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/UtahStateWomensTennis.
RESULTS Utah State 0 - Boise State 4 Singles 1. Andy Bettles (BSU) vs. Dennis Baumgartner (USU) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished 2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) vs. Marcus Fritz (USU) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished 3. Garrett Patton (BSU) def. Sebastian Schneider (USU) 6-3, 6-3 4. Brendan McClain (BSU) def. Fredrik Peterson (USU) 6-2, 6-0 5. Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Andrew Whiting (USU) 6-1, 6-1 6. Brian Foley (BSU) vs. Tomas Cosmai (USU) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished
Doubles 1. Bettles/Tenreiro (BSU) def. Fritz/Peterson (USU) 8-4 2. Mitchell/Sereke (BSU) def. Thatcher/Baumgartner (USU) 8-4 3. Foley/ Ried (BSU) vs. Whiting/Schneider (USU) 5-7, unfinished
Order of Finish: Singles (5,4,3) Doubles (2,1)
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