Heading out to Berkeley, Calif. the No. 38 ranked men’s tennis team (2-1, 1-0 in MW) fell short to No. 14 California on Friday 4-1 in the beginning of the ITA Kick Off Weekend.
The Broncos lost the double point 2-0, as the Golden Bears came out and dominated the men. Senior Scott Sears and sophomore Garrett Patton did not get a chance to finish their doubles play at the No. 2 seed, stuck in a 6-6 tie, as California had already clinched the doubles point.
For singles play, freshman Thomas Tenreiro took home the lone Boise State play at the No. 6 position, a 7-5, 6-2 victory over No. 92 nationally ranked Mads Engsted. The Golden Bears would clinch the match with wins at the No. 1, 3 and 5 spots.
For Saturday, fortune was not in the Broncos favor as they were not able to upset No. 35 Santa Clara, falling 4-1 to the Bucking Broncos.
Tenreiro was once again the sole winner for Boise State, winning his singles match against Eugene Muchynski 6-1, 6-3 to move to 4-0 on the season.
For the doubles play, juniors Nathan Sereke and Andy Bettles were the only Broncos to come away victorious, an 8-7 win in the No.1 spot. Aside from the sole win with Tenreiro’s victory, there wasn’t enough momentum for the Broncos to overcome Santa Clara on the road.
The Broncos will have a rematch against Santa Clara as well as a match against Washington next weekend on the road in Seattle.