June 10, 2016
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team finished the year ranked second regionally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in the final poll of the season. Boise State was the top finisher from the Mountain West Conference in the final ITA Mountain Region poll behind first-place Denver from the Summit League.
Also released were the final regional rankings for singles and doubles which featured four Broncos. In singles Boise State had four listed in the top 20 starting with Thomas Tenreiro at No. 6, Brian Foley came in at No. 13, followed by Toby Mitchell and Kyle Butters at No. 17 and 19, respectively.
Tenreiro went 14-2 this spring playing at No. 2 singles and finished the year an overall 21-3. The senior from Miami, Fla., closed out his career on a seven-match win streak.
Foley played No. 1 singles most of the season where he went 7-10 while taking on the top player opponents had. He finished the year at 14-14 overall.
Toby Mitchell competed at No. 3 singles for Boise State during the spring duals going 10-4, including finishing his career on a nine-match win streak. The senior from England completed the 2015-16 campaign with a 19-14 record overall.
Butters is the future of Bronco men's tennis. The freshman from New Zealand turned in a 25-10 record during his debut season in the blue and orange. During spring duals Butters played primarily at No. 4 singles where he went 15-0, becoming the first-ever Bronco to go undefeated at that position in a season. His 15 wins ranks fifth all-time at No. 4 singles. In addition, Butters went 7-0 in Mountain West play and was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year. He capped off his first campaign by being named the ITA Mountain Region Rookie of the Year in May.
In doubles the Broncos' No. 1 tandem on the year of Mitchell and Butters finished the year ranked fifth in the Mountain Region. The duo went 17-10 overall during the 2015-16 campaign and 12-7 in spring duals. They were named All-Mountain West as a doubles team.
Boise State closed the season at 20-10 overall, its 17th 20-win season in history, and ranked 55th nationally by the ITA. Once again the Broncos played a challenging schedule where they faced 12 teams that were nationally ranked at the time of the match going 6-6 in those contests. On the year, Boise State went 9-8 versus teams that were ranked at some point during the year. The season culminated with their fifth consecutive appearance in the MW Tournament Championship match at Las Vegas.