Broncos Beat Fresno State 4-0 in First Round

Coach Greg Patton has his group peaking at the right time. Boise State bounced #4 seed Fresno State 4-0 today in the opening round of the Men's Mountain West Tennis Tournament.

After losing in Boise just last week 4-3 to Fresno State, the fired up Broncos bounced back to dominated the Bulldogs today in Albuquerque. In the quarterfinals of the Men's Mountain West Tennis Tournament, Boise State defeated Fresno 4-0.

The Broncos captured the doubles point when both the #1 team of Thomas Tenreiro and Lewis Roskilly and the #3 team of Brian Foley and Abe Hewko won by identical 6-3 scores.

Action then moved to singles, and Coach Greg Patton's team asserted itself from the opening. Hewko went up on Fresno State's Youssef Hassan 6-1 in the opening set, and Roskilly bounced Eric Komati 6-1 as well at #5 singles. Tenreiro won his first set 6-3 at #2 singles, and Foley took the opening set at #4, 6-3.

After falling behind in the second set 2-0, Hewko came back for a 6-4 win to be the first Bronco to finish his singles match. That made it 2-0 Boise State, then shortly afterwards, Tenreiro won 6-3, 6-1.

Foley and Roskilly lost chances to clinch the match, but meanwhile on court one, Garrett Patton was making a comeback of his own. After losing the first set 6-4, Patton rebounded for a 6-1 win in the second. With Foley and Roskilly unable to clinch matches, attention turned on Garrett, and he came through with a 6-1 win in the third set to give Boise State the 4-0 win.

The Broncos will meet the winner of tonight's match between host and #1 seed New Mexico and #8 seed Air Force in the semifinals. That match takes place at noon Mountain Time Saturday.

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