Broncos Fall 4-1 at the Hands of Utah
Feb. 12, 2017

Box Score

EAGLE, Idaho - Boise State men’s tennis fell 4-1 Sunday afternoon as Utah rallied from one down to defeat the Broncos at the Eagle Tennis Club. Boise State claimed the early momentum by taking the team doubles point 2-1 over the Utes with wins by the teams of Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin and Pedro Platzeck/Brian Tran at the No. 1 and 2 positions.

Unfortunately, the Broncos could not hold that lead as Utah rallied by winning four straight singles matches. The Utes claimed victories on courts four, five, one and two, respectively to clinch the victory.

The loss dropped Boise State to 2-8 overall on the year with a trip to Santa Clara on the slate for next weekend. Utah moved to 8-1 overall with this ITA Mountain Region win.

The Broncos set school history on Sunday. For the first time ever both of Boise State’s tennis teams played simultaneously at the same site as the women’s team defeated instate-rival Idaho State 7-0.

Butters and Heslin began the day for the Broncos recording a 6-3 victory on court one over Utah’s top team of Dan Little and Joe Woolley.

With doubles tied 1-1, it came down to court two where Boise State’s tandem of Platzeck and Tran put away the Utes’ duo of David Micevski and Egbert Weverink 6-4 to claim the team doubles point for the Broncos.

In singles the Broncos were led by Jack Heslin who rallied from one set down to win a set two tiebreaker and force his match into a third set before it was stopped following the Utes clinching the victory. Heslin fell in set one 6-1 to Utah’s Little, then bounced back to take a tightly contested set two 7-6 (4) by winning three straight points in the tiebreak (7-4). The match was then abandoned before the two could complete a game in the third set.

Sophomore Greg Wischer was battling hard on court six where he was trailing 5-7, 4-5 against Egbert Weverink when his match was stopped as well.

Match Summary
Utah (8-1) vs Boise State (2-8)
Feb 12, 2017 at Eagle, Idaho (Eagle Tennis Club)

Utah 4, Boise State 1

1. David Micevski (UU) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Dan Little (UU) def. Brian Tran (BSU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
3. Jack Heslin (BSU) vs. Santiago Sierra (UU) 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), unfinished
4. Joe Woolley (UU) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Slava Shainyan (UU) def. Morgan Stone (BSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Greg Wischer (BSU) vs. Egbert Weverink (UU) 5-7, 4-5, unfinished
Order of finish: 4,5,1,2

1. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Dan Little/Joe Woolley (UU) 6-3
2. Pedro Platzeck/Brian Tran (BSU) def. David Micevski/Egbert Weverink (UU) 6-4
3. Santiago Sierra/Slava Shainyan (UU) def. Morgan Stone/Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-4
Order of finish: 1,3,2

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