Saturday Recap at Blue Gray Classic
Feb. 24, 2018


MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Boise State men's tennis suffered a pair of tight losses Saturday at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. The day opened with a 4-1 loss at the hands of Auburn where they were led by Matteo Tinelli who won at No. 2 singles. In the second contest of the day the Broncos fell 4-2 to Rice after winning the doubles point followed by Pedro Platzeck's win at No. 6 singles.


The Broncos lost the doubles point 2-0 to the Tigers, then three of the four singles matches completed. Tinelli led the Broncos versus the SEC's Auburn Tigers defeating Matteo De Vincentis in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 on court two.

Unfortunately, the Tigers claimed the team victory with wins on courts four where Wyatt DeMulling fell 6-3, 6-1; Kyle Butters was defeated on court five 7-6, 6-2; while Maximilien Blancaneaux fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

Both Jack Heslin on court one and Mattia Bedolo were in tight contests when their matches were abandoned with the team victory being clinched by Auburn. Heslin was up 7-5, 4-6 over Edward Nguyen, while Bedolo was down 7-5, 6-5, but was on serve in set two.


Boise State bounced back in the second match and claimed the early momentum by winning the doubles point 2-0. The first victory was on court three where Tinelli and Ryland McDermott dominated the Owls' tandem of Mohamed Abdel-Aziz and Austin Moninger 6-2. The clincher came on court two by Bedolo and Platzeck who defeated Jacob Eskeland and Conrad Russell 6-2.

The Broncos took an early 2-0 lead in the team score when Platzeck cruised to a straight-set win at No. 6 singles over Ashton Duke 6-1, 6-1.

However, Rice rallied for the win taking four straight singles matches starting at No. 5 singles followed by victories on courts three, two and four, respectively. The clincher was on court four where DeMulling battled hard through three sets rallying from one set down to win the second, only to fall to Abdel-Aziz in the third, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Heslin was leading his match at No. 1 singles 6-4, 0-6, 4-3 over Eric Rutledge when it was called.

Blue Gray National Tennis Classic
Montgomery, Ala (Lagoon Park)
Feb. 24.2018

Boise State (1-7) vs Auburn (9-4)

Auburn def. Boise State 4-1

1. Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) vs. Nguyen/De Vincentis (AU) 4-5 DNF
2. Maclean/Thestrup (AU) def. Bedolo/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-1
3. Sarrio/Diego Chavarria (AU) def. Tinelli/Stefan Lalovic (BSU) 6-3

1. Jack Heslin (BSU) vs. Edward Nguyen (AU) 7-5, 4-6 DNF
2. Matteo Tinelli (BSU) def. Matteo De Vincentis (AU) 6-2, 7-5
3. Carles Sarrio (AU) vs. Mattia Bedolo (BSU) 7-5, 6-5 DNF
4. Tad Maclean (AU) def. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Brandon Laubser (AU) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 7-6, 6-2
6. Lorenzo Rodriguez (AU) def. Maximilien Blancaneaux (BSU) 6-3, 6-2

Boise State (1-8) vs. Rice (3-6)

Rice def. Boise State 4-2

1. Rutledge/Sarkar (RU) vs. Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) 4-5, DNF
2. Bedolo/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Eskeland/Russell (RU) 6-2
3. Tinelli/Ryland McDermott (BSU) def. Abdel-Aziz/Austin Moninger (RU) 6-2
Order of finish: 3,2

1. Eric Rutledge (RU) vs. Jack Heslin (BSU) 4-6, 6-0, 3-4, DNF
2. Sumit Sarkar (RU) def. Matteo Tinelli (BSU) 7-6, 6-2
3. Jacob Eskeland (RU) def. Mattia Bedolo (BSU) 7-5, 6-2
4. Mohamed Abdel-Aziz (RU) def. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
5. Conrad Russell (RU) def. Maximilien Blancaneaux (BSU) 6-3, 6-4
6. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Ashton Duke (RU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 6,5,3,2,4

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