Broncos Cruise Past Southern Utah
Jan. 19, 2016

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State men’s tennis team moved to 3-0 on the season after a dominating 7-0 victory over Southern Utah Tuesday morning at the Boas Tennis Center. Freshman Tillman Haynes clinched the match for the Broncos on court three, taking down Southern Utah’s Ryan Andrus 6-0, 6-1.

The win also gives head coach Greg Patton (777-359) his 777th career coaching victory, moving him into fourth place on the NCAA Division I men’s tennis all-time list. Today’s result moved him past Stanford legend Dick Gould, who accumulated a 776-148 coaching record during his storied career from 1966-2004.

“The way that we competed was great because it’s setting the tone for the whole season,” Patton said. “Now we’re 3-0, but the thing is that I’ve been playing with a brunt of freshmen. I’ve got to create our future, and I’ve got to do it now. You don’t create a future by having guys sit around.”

The day got off to a fast start for the Broncos in doubles, as the No. 3 team of Danny Moyer and Greg Wischer took down the Thunderbirds’ Peyton Garnett and Jacob Nelson 6-0, giving Boise State the lead that they would not relinquish.

Brian Foley and Pedro Platzeck secured the doubles point after winning 6-0 on court two over Dario Rios and Joshua Coen, finishing just ahead of the No. 1 team of Abe Hewko and Haynes who won 6-1 against Southern Utah’s Branden Olcott and Andrus.

The momentum carried into singles, as Wischer picked up right where he left off in doubles and drubbed Garnett 6-0, 6-0 on court six to make it a 2-0 Bronco lead. The advantage was soon 3-0 when Hewko made quick work of SUU’s Nelson to a tune of 6-0, 6-0.

After Haynes’ clincher at the No. 3 position, Boise State tacked on three more singles victories to make the final tally 7-0 in favor of the Blue and Orange.

Foley waxed Rios 6-1, 6-0 on court one, Moyer cruised past Coen 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 and Platzeck made it a clean Bronco sweep when he won 6-2, 6-1 over Olcott on court four.

“We just want them to be who they are,” Patton said of his freshmen. “We got talented guys, and it’s not about getting, it’s about letting, just letting it happen. To be honest with you, to win so decisively today is pretty amazing.”

Boise State will travel to College Station, Texas this weekend to take on San Francisco for a match on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. (MT). The Broncos will then face the winners of the Texas A&M and Fresno State the following day.

Southern Utah vs Boise State
Jan 19, 2016 at Boise, Idaho
(Boas Tennis Center)

#59 Boise State (3-0) 7, Southern Utah (0-2) 0

1. Brian Foley (BSU) def. Dario Rios (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. Jacob Nelson (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Tillman Haynes (BSU) def. Ryan Andrus (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Branden Olcott (SUU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Danny Moyer (BSU) def. Joshua Coen (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Greg Wischer (BSU) def. Peyton Garnett (SUU) 6-0, 6-0

1. Abe Hewko/Tillman Haynes (BSU) def. Ryan Andrus/Branden Olcott (SUU) 6-1
2. Brian Foley/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Dario Rios/Joshua Coen (SUU) 6-0
3. Danny Moyer/Greg Wischer (BSU) def. Peyton Garnett/Jacob Nelson (SUU) 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,2,3,1,5,4)

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