Senior Boise State tennis player Andy Bettles tremendous career came to end yesterday as he fell in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championships in Athen, Georgia.

Bettles who came into the matchup ranked 87th in the nation lost to 46th ranked Ryan Shane from Virginia 6-3, 6-3.

“I felt that Andy played a good match and that it was closer than the score would indicate,” head coach Greg Patton told Broncosports. “Andy left it all out there on the court and has nothing to be ashamed of, it just wasn’t his day. His opponent hit the ball extremely well and has one of the hardest shots in the NCAA. (Ryan) Shane was on today and he got his shots to fall, but Andy stood in there and battled hard. Andy has had a great career at Boise State and has been a vital part of this program. He has a great future ahead of him.”

Bettles came to the Broncos by way of Somerset, England and has spent the last three seasons being an instrumental part of Boise State’s success.

During his time as Bronco he helped lead the Broncos to three consecutive Mountain West Conference championships, as well as three straight NCAA Tournament berths. In addition he went to two NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Championship Tournaments and was the 2013 Mountain West Player of the year as well as a five-time All Mountain West honoree.

He finishes his career with a record of 106-42 in singles and 83-36 in doubles.

 

Brandon Walton
Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watches sports, movies, plays video games, and owns people in ping pong.