April 29, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 44 University of San Diego men's team (17-7, 9-0 WCC) was selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament. The Toreros will face No. 25 Boise State in the first round (28-4) on Saturday, May 10 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the UCLA campus.
After a nearly perfect performance at the West Coast Conference Championship, the Toreros were selected as an at-large bid. The squad took down No. 51 Pepperdine for the second time this season 4-1. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Toreros have made the NCAA Tournament. The last two years the Toreros have won their first round match before losing in the second round.
If the Toreros win, they will face the winner of the No. 5 UCLA vs. Cal Poly match on Sunday, May 11. The Bruins won their second straight Pac-12 Championship last Saturday, downing top-seeded and No. 1-ranked USC, 4-2.
Boise State holds a No. 25 national ranking in the ITA, while also defeating New Mexico 4-0 to claim their third-straight Mountain West title. The Broncos have to lose a match in the MWC Championship since joining the league three years ago.
The Broncos are led by Andrew Bettles, who is ranked No. 89 in singles by the ITA and holds a 12-12 dual record playing at the No. 1 spot.
The last time the two met on the tennis court was during 2013 in San Diego where the Toreros defeated Boise State 5-2.