Boise State Falls to No. 14 USF
Toby Mitchell.
Feb. 26, 2016

Final Stats

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Boise State faced a monster challenge on Friday opening the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic at Montgomery, Ala., against 14th-ranked South Florida. The Broncos battled hard but were eventually overpowered 4-0 by the Bulls.

Toby Mitchell led the Broncos taking 35th-ranked Dominic Cotrone to three sets before his match was stopped following the clinching of the team point by South Florida. The loss drops Boise State to 7-6 overall with one more match scheduled for tomorrow in the consolation round of the BGNTC against Auburn at 2 p.m. (Mountain).

South Florida opened the match by claiming the team doubles point with a pair of 6-2 victories on courts one and two. Boise State’s Kyle Butters and Toby Mitchell took on USF’s 46th-ranked duo of Justin Roberts and Roberto Cotrone on court one falling 6-2. Brian Foley and Pedro Platzeck also lost 6-2 playing at No. 3 doubles.

In singles the Bulls took a 2-0 lead when the Broncos’ Platzeck fell on court five in two sets 6-4, 7-5 to South Florida’s Peter Bertran. Not long after USF claimed victory at No. 3 singles where Boise State’s Kyle Butters lost a set two tiebreaker 6-2, 7-6 (3) to Sasha Gozun as the Bulls took a 3-0 lead in the team score.

The match clincher came on court one where Boise State’s Foley took on fifth-ranked Roberto Cid falling in straight sets 6-3, 7-5. Foley had rallied to take the lead in set two before Cid came back to claim the frame to win the match.

Mitchell was the lone Bronco to win his opening set on court two, but USF’s 35th-ranked Dominic Cotrone rallied to win the second and was leading 4-6, 6-1, 3-0 in the third when play was stopped.

Abe Hewko rallied from one set down to force a third against Roberts at No. 4 singles. Hewko was trailing 6-2, 3-6, 5-3 when the match was abandoned. Lewis Roskilly was trailing on court six 6-4, 5-5 when his match was discontinued.

Match Summary
No. 67 Boise State (7-6) vs. No. 14 South Florida (5-3)
Blue Gray National Tennis Classic
Montgomery, Ala. (Lagoon Park)
Feb. 26, 2016

South Florida def. Boise State 4-0

Doubles Results
1. Cotrone/Roberts (USF) def. Butters/Mitchell (BSU) 6-2
2. Hewko/Roskilly (BSU) vs. Gozun/Bertran (USF) 3-4 DNF
3. Cid/Gonzalez (USF) def. Foley/Platzeck (BSU) 6-2

Singles Results
1. Roberto Cid (USF) def. Brian Foley (BSU) 6-3, 7-5
2. Dominic Cotrone (USF) vs. Toby Mitchell (BSU) 4-6, 6-1, 3-0 DNF
3. Sasha Gozun (USF) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
4. Justin Roberts (USF) vs. Abe Hewko (BSU) 6-2, 3-6, 5-3 DNF
5. Peter Bertran (USF) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Ignacio Gonzalez (USF) vs. Lewis Roskilly (BSU) 6-4, 5-5 DNF
Order of finish: 5,3,1

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