Broncos Drop Heartbreaker to Toledo
March 2, 2017

Box Score

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Boise State men’s tennis lost a heartbreaker Thursday afternoon in San Diego falling 4-3 to the Toledo Rockets at the San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club. It was a hard day for the Broncos in San Diego as they rallied from dropping the team doubles point to being on the verge of victory after recording the first three singles victories of the day by Kyle Butters, Jack Heslin and Brian Tran to go up 3-1. Unfortunately, Boise State could not collect one more win as Toledo came back to sweep the last three singles contests.

The loss drops Boise State to 2-12 overall, while Toledo improved to 9-6. The Broncos will remain in the San Diego metro area throughout the weekend where they will compete at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship starting Thursday night through Sunday, as well as play at San Diego State Sunday morning.

Toledo took the early momentum in the match winning the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and 3 positions 6-2, and 6-1, respectively. The No. 1 singles match featuring Butters and Heslin was tied 4-4 when the contest was abandoned with the point being clinched.

Boise State rallied back in singles sweeping the first three matches completed. Heslin started the run when he downed Vince Anzalone 6-0, 6-4 on court two to tie the match score.

Tran gave the Broncos a 2-1 lead with a straight set victory on court three defeating the Rockets’ Luka Vitosevic 6-3, 6-4.

Butters brought in the third team point on court one where he dispatched Toledo’s top player Stjepan Sisko in two sets 6-3, 6-4.

Unfortunately, that was it for Boise State as Toledo came back with victories at the three lower positions to claim the victory.

Toledo (9-6) vs Boise State (2-12)
San Diego, Calif. (San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club)
March 2, 2017

Toledo def Boise State 4-3

1. Butters/Heslin (BSU) vs Sisko/Suksathaporn (UT) 4-4 DNF
2. Anzalone/Olmeda (UT) def. Platzeck/Wischer (BSU) 6-2
3. Juan Carranza/Teatsorth (UT) def. McDermott/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) 6-1
Order of finish: 3,2

1. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Stjepan Sisko (UT) 6-3, 6-4
2. Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Vince Anzalone (UT) 6-0, 6-4
3. Brian Tran (BSU) def. Luka Vitosevic (UT) 6-3, 6-4
4. Serjen Olmeda (UT) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Reid Teatsorth (UT) def. Greg Wischer (BSU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Thawin Suksathaporn (UT) def. Ryland McDermott (BSU) 7-5, 6-3
Order of finish: 2,3,1,4,5,6

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