Feb. 15, 2016
POCATELLO, Idaho - Boise State’s men’s tennis team closed a three-match road trip Monday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over the Idaho State Bengals at Juniper Hills Country Club in Pocatello. Boise State won the doubles point 2-0 then brought home five singles victories to claim the contest snapping a two-match losing streak as the 59th-ranked Broncos improved to 6-4 overall.
“We played a different group than normal today and our young players battled hard for a great victory over ISU,” said head coach Greg Patton. “These guys are our future and we needed to get them some experience, so I played them all against the Bengals today. It was a great match for us, Idaho State battled hard and gave us an early scare. But our guys fought off the demons and came back to get the win, you can’t beat that. I am so proud of the way they all competed today.”
The Broncos earned the victory while playing a different and younger roster than normal at Idaho State which featured two sophomores and three freshmen.
Junior Abe Hewko was the lone upperclassman to compete Monday winning both his singles and doubles matches. He teamed up with sophomore Lewis Roskilly to win 7-5 on court one in doubles over ISU’s duo of William Edin and Bjorn Scheepbouwer. The Bronco tandem’s victory clinched the team doubles point for the blue and orange.
Boise State took the early lead in the doubles competition when Danny Moyer and Greg Wischer won 6-2 on court three against the Bengals’ pair of Francis Filipovich and Haseeb Khan. Moyer and Wischer are now 2-0 this spring in team duals.
Today’s match was played on three indoor courts at Juniper Hills Country Club. So singles opened with the top three positions who all faced early scares dropping their first sets before rallying for three-set victories.
Roskilly put the Broncos up 2-0 when he rallied past Idaho State’s Scheepbouwer on court three for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win. The victory improved the sophomore from Stevenage, England, to 6-8 overall.
Freshman Pedro Platzeck moved Boise State within one of victory at 3-0 when he came back from one set down to beat ISU’s Sebastian Edin 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the number one position. The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is now 5-2 in singles since joining the team during winter break.
Abe Hewko battled an ailing arm to rally back on court two to clinch the team victory for Boise State. The junior from Palm Desert, Calif., lost set one before coming back to win on a tightly contested third set over William Edin 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Hewko is now 7-9 in singles on the year.
The second group of three singles matches, positions four through six, went 2-1 to the Broncos. However, Idaho State earned its lone point of the day to make it Boise State 3-1 when Josh Goodwin won a second-set tiebreaker over the Broncos’ Tillman Haynes 6-1, 7-6 (5). The Boise State freshman from Dallas, Texas, is now 5-4 on the year in singles competition.
The last two matches went to the blue and orange, starting with Greg Wischer’s two-set 6-3, 7-5 win on court five over the Bengals’ Filipovich. The freshman from Grand Forks, N.D., is now 2-1 in spring duals.
Danny Moyer recorded the final Boise State team point when he put away ISU’s Khan in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (8) at number six singles. The win moved Moyer, a sophomore from Kalamazoo, Mich., to 4-2 overall in singles this season.
Next up for Boise State is a road trip to Eugene, Ore., where the Broncos will face the 53rd-ranked Indiana Hoosiers out of the Big Ten Conference at 3 p.m. on Saturday, followed by an encounter with their host the 42nd-ranked Oregon Ducks of the Pacific-12 Conference at noon on Sunday, both times are Mountain Time.
No. 59 Boise State (6-4) at Idaho State (0-5)
Feb 15, 2016 at Pocatello, Idaho (Juniper Hills Country Club)
Boise State def. Idaho State 6-1
1. Roskilly/Hewko (BSU) def. William Edin/Scheepbouwer (ISU) 7-5
2. Sebastian Edin/Goodwin (ISU) vs. Haynes/Platzeck (BSU) 4-4, DNF
3. Moyer/Wischer (BSU) def. Filipovich/Khan (ISU) 6-2
Order of finish: 3,1
1. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Sebastian Edin (ISU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. William Edin (ISU) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6
3. Lewis Roskilly (BSU) def. Bjorn Scheepbouwer (ISU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
4. Josh Goodwin (ISU) def. Tillman Haynes (BSU) 6-1, 7-6
5. Greg Wischer (BSU) def. Francis Filipovich (ISU) 6-3, 7-5
6. Danny Moyer (BSU) def. Haseeb Khan (ISU) 6-3, 7-6
Order of finish: 3,1,2,4,5,6