Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State men's tennis wins third straight MW title

STATESMAN STAFFApril 28, 2014 

FRESNO, Calif. - The top-seeded Broncos shut out New Mexico 4-0 in the Mountain West final Sunday. Garrett Patton, Toby Mitchell and Thomas Tenreiro won singles matches for BSU (28-4), which also won the doubles point with victories from Brendan McClain and Patton, and Nathan Sereke and Mitchell. The title is the program's 15th conference championship gives the No. 25 Broncos an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The postseason selection show is at 3 p.m. Tuesday at NCAA.com.

BSU MEN'S GOLF: The Broncos finished last in the 11-team MW Championships in Tucson, Ariz., finishing with a three-day total of 904 (+52). Eagle High's Ty Travis (71-73-75) led BSU with a 6-over 219 for 20th place on the Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Resort. Fellow Eagle grad Jordan Skyles (75-79-71-225, +12) tied for 38th, while Cole Valley's David Elliott (73-79-77-229), Timberline's Mark Brassey (86-81-82-249) and Logan France (74-75-82-231) rounded out the scoring for the Broncos. New Mexico won the team title at 846.

IDAHO TENNIS: The Vandals' men's and women's teams each captured WAC championships in Las Cruces, N.M., as the top-seeded women beat No. 3 New Mexico State 4-1 and the second-seeded Vandal men beat NMSU 4-3. It's the first WAC title for both programs.

IDAHO WOMEN'S GOLF: Leilanie Kim shot an even-par 72 on the final day of the WAC Tournament in Mesa, Ariz., to win the individual title with a 54-hole total 224. She was voted the WAC player of the year. Idaho took second with a three-day 926 behind New Mexico State (920).

COLLEGE OF IDAHO BASEBALL: No. 3 Lewis-Clark State topped the Coyotes 2-1 in Caldwell with a two-out, two-run home run from Ty Jackson in the fourth inning. The C of I (25-20) used eight pitchers.

C OF I TRACK & FIELD: Four school records were broken at the Mount Hood Festival in Gresham, Ore., by Nick Hampton (men's 800 meters, 1:52.26); Brittany Beame, Nichole DeGrange, Hannah Lentz, and Jasmine Hurd (4x100 relay, 47.81); Jessica Bates (women's shot put, 39-10.75); and Jessica Aguilar (women's discus, 117-11). The C of I won four events at the meet.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE TRACK & FIELD: Marie Smith broke her own school record in the 100-meter hurdles for the third time this season Saturday at the Cougar Invitational in Pullman, Wash. Smith won the event in 14.38 seconds - an NCAA Division II national provisional qualifying time. The Crusaders won nine events at the meet.

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