Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State's Bettles loses in NCAA men's tennis singles first round


Junior Andy Bettles lost to USC sophomore Yannick Hanfmann 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Wednesday in Urbana, Ill. Hanfmann broke Bettles' serve in the match's first game to seize early control, then earned another break at 3-2 to take over the second set. Bettles (30-10) was the 11th Bronco to compete in the NCAA men's singles tournament.

BSU VOLLEYBALL: The Broncos released a schedule that includes 29 matches, 13 at home, and 20 in the Mountain West. The season opens Aug. 30-31 at the Northwest Challenge in Portland, while the home opener is the Bronco Volleyball Classic on Sept. 12-14 (with matches against Idaho, North Texas and Sacramento State).

BSU SWIMMING: Kirk Ermels, previously at North Carolina-Asheville, is the Broncos' new assistant coach under Kristin Hill.

IDAHO WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The Vandals will participate in the 16-team Preseason WNIT, the school announced Wednesday. Idaho will play in a first-round game Nov. 8 and is guaranteed at least three games in the tournament. Georgia State, Gonzaga, IPFW, Louisville, Loyola Chicago, LSU, Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina A&T, Oklahoma, Quinnipiac, Saint Joseph's, Stephen F. Austin, Stetson, Tennessee-Martin and Wichita State also are in the bracket.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE BASEBALL: The contract of coach Tim Onofrei is not being renewed, the Nampa university announced Wednesday. Onofrei was 285-356 in 13 seasons with the Crusaders.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO WOMEN'S GOLF: Trish Gibbens (Caldwell High) shot a 7-over-par 79 for the second straight day to drop into a tie for 35th place at the NAIA National Championships in Lincoln, Neb. Gibbens climbed as high as sixth after seven pars and a bogey in her first eight holes, but a 6-over stretch over the next four dropped her one spot lower than she started the day. Jessica Schiele of Oklahoma City leads the tournament at 1-under at the halfway point after a course record-tying 4-under 68.

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