April 11, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - After playing six-straight home matches, the No. 46 Boise State men's tennis team will head out on its final road trip of the season, facing conference opponents UNLV and Fresno State. The Broncos will first take on the Lobos in Las Vegas, Friday before facing Fresno State in Fresno, Calif., Sunday. Both matches will begin at 1 p.m. MT.
Live Results - Live stats for the match, Sunday against Fresno State will be available .
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In the Rankings - The Broncos fell one spot to No. 46 in the latest ITA Rankings after dropping their match against No. 41 BYU, 4-3 last week.
Junior Andy Bettles is currently ranked the 33rd-best singles player in the nation after a 7-3 fall season and a 18-5 record so far this spring. Bettles has played all 23 matches this spring at the No. 1 spot, 10 of which have been against ranked opponents.
Scouting UNLV - The Rebels are ranked 59th in the nation after compiling a 15-5 mark this season and have won nine of their last 10 matches. UNLV is currently second in the Mountain West standings with a 3-1 record, meaning whoever wins Friday's match will be set up in a good position to take the No. 2 seed at the conference tournament. No. 113 Ace Matias leads the team with 17 dual wins this season, including 15 at the top spot. Freshman Gilad Berman has had a phenomenal debut season playing primarily at the No. 3 position for the Rebels. Berman is 17-3 this season and riding a 12-match win streak.
Scouting Fresno State - The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 7-14 record and a 2-2 mark in the Mountain West (fourth). First-year head coach Evan Austin has been competing with a light squad as only six players are listed on the roster.
Coming in Hot -Thomas Tenreiro have blowing by the competition over the past month. Tenreiro's streak is up to 12 matches, winning 11 of those in straight sets.
On Top of the Mountain - Boise State has taken the Mountain West by storm since entering in 2011. The Broncos are 9-1 in conference matches overall after a 7-0 debut season on their way to a Mountain West Championship.
Player of the Week - Junior Nathan Sereke was named Mountain West Player of the Week, March 27 after going 5-1 and earning three singles wins. Sereke marks the third consecutive Bronco to be named Player of the Week, marking the fourth honor for Boise State this season which is tied for first with San Diego State among conference schools.
Sophomore Garrett Patton was named Mountain West Player of the Week, March 20, after going 4-0 at the Blue Gray Tennis Classic. Patton won two singles matches and two doubles matches with partner Scott Sears.
Junior Andy Bettles has twice been named Mountain West Men's Tennis Player of the Week, first on Feb. 13 and most recently, March 13. Bettles has now received the award three times in his career and joins San Diego State's Thorsten Bertsch as the only two players to receive the honor twice this season.