Jan. 23, 2015
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Boise State men's tennis fell 4-0 at the hands of the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the opening day of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Los Angeles. The 34th-ranked Broncos were knocked off by the 48th-ranked Red Raiders after falling in two of the three doubles contests followed by defeats in the first three singles matches completed. The loss moved the Broncos to 1-1 overall with a match Saturday evening versus the loser of the No. 4 UCLA versus No. 53 Pepperdine match.
The day began with doubles where Tech Texas claimed the team point with two wins. Lewis Roskilly and Thomas Tenreiro started the Broncos off right by winning their contest 6-2 on court two over Victor Cornea and Alex Sendegeya. The victory makes the duo undefeated this season at 2-0. Unfortunately, that was followed by a pair of losses beginning on court three where Brian Foley and Abe Hewko fell 6-3. A few minutes later Boise State's No. 1 team of Toby Mitchell and Garrett Patton was handed a tough 6-4 loss by the 35th-ranked tandem of Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares.
The Broncos opened singles with five of the six dropping their first set against the Red Raiders. Roskilly was the first to fall overall with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat on court five by Texas Tech's Jolan Cailleau. That made the team score 2-0 Red Raiders.
Tenreiro took on 28th-ranked Soares from TTU and battled hard through two sets. After dropping the opening set 6-3, Tenreiro fought back in the second set and was tied 5-5 before Soares held him off for a 6-3, 7-5 victory to make the team score 3-0 Texas Tech.
The match was clinched for the Red Raiders on court four where Brian Foley fell to TTU's Sendegeya in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
The match was stopped when the team victory was clinch. At the time Patton was down 6-2, 6-5 on court two, Mitchell was even at 6-3, 3-6 at No. 3 singles, while Hewko had rallied from one set down to even it at one set apiece 4-6, 6-3 before the match was suspended.
ITA Kick-Off Weekend, Opening Round
No. 34 Boise State (1-1) Vs. No. 48 Texas Tech (6-1)
Los Angeles, Calif. (at UCLA - Los Angeles Tennis Center)
Jan. 23, 2015
Texas Tech def. Boise State 4-0
- No. 35 Dojas/Soares (TTU) def. Mitchell/Patton (BSU) 6-4
- Roskilly/Tenreiro (BSU) def. Cornea/ Sendegeya (TTU) 6-2
- Connor Curry/Zambon (TTU) def. Foley/Hewko (BSU) 6-3
Order of finish: 2,3,1
Order of finish: 5,1,4