Bettles Advances to Regional Semifinals
LAS VEGAS - Andy Bettles continued his run at the Mountain Regional Championships with two wins, Friday, and is the only Bronco remaining in the main draw.
Bettles, the No. 5 seed, first defeated the No. 25 seed Ace Matias of UNLV in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. He would meet a tougher match in the quarterfinal where he took on the No. 3 seed from Utah, Dmytro Mamedov. Bettles won the opening set, 6-1 before falling in a tiebreak during the second. In the third set, the junior from Somerset, England rebounded with a 6-4 win to take the match. He will face the No. 9 seed in the semifinals, Saturday.
Nathan Sereke was the only other Boise State player to compete in the main draw, Friday, but was ousted from the tournament when he fell to the No. 6 seed Lance Wilhelm of Air Force in a grueling match, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
In doubles play, Bettles and Sereke advanced to the quarterfinals with a win against Ramirez/Westgate of New Mexico State, 8-5. The pair will meet the No. 1 seed from Denver, tomorrow at noon.
Senior Scott Sears and freshman Brian Foley came up short against the team of Grubbs/Jackson from Air Force in the consolation bracket, 8-6.