Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State men’s tennis team defends MW crown

Statesman staffApril 29, 2013 

The Broncos defeated New Mexico 4-3 on Sunday in the final of the Mountain West Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. Nathan Sereke sealed the victory for BSU (20-9), winning a third-set tiebreaker after being down a break to defeat Conor Berg 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4) at No. 2 singles. “This is probably one of greatest tennis matches I’ve ever been in involved with,” coach Greg Patton said. “Absolutely unbelievable.” The Broncos also got victories from Andy Bettles, Thomas Tenreiro and Garrett Patton after losing the doubles point. The Broncos, who have won 18 of their past 20 matches, advance to the NCAA Tournament. They’ll learn their first-round opponent Tuesday. “We were on the bubble to get in if we don’t win today, and we solidified it,” Greg Patton said. The last time the Broncos won back-to-back conference titles was 2006 and 2007.

BSU SOFTBALL: The Broncos (21-24-1, 5-7 MW) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but came up short against Colorado State, 5-4, at Dona Larsen Park. Devon Bridges broke the BSU career home run record with a solo shot in the sixth. It was the 38th home run of the junior’s career and her eighth of the season.

Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service