Broncos Go 4-4 on Opening Day at PCDC
March 2, 2018

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Boise State opens strong at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in La Jolla, Calif., going 3-1 in the first round before finishing the day at 4-4 overall. All four of the Broncos’ doubles teams split Friday at the PCDC with Maximilien Blancaneaux and Harvey Shackleton advancing to the consolation round of 16.

Boise State had three teams record victories in the round of 128 in the morning. Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin led the Broncos rolling past the unattached tandem of Douglas Eisenberg and Michael Grant 8-2. Butters and Heslin followed that with a heartbreaking loss to Oklahoma State’s 38th-ranked duo of Julian Cash and Luke Hammond in a tiebreaker 9-8(5).

Mattia Bedolo and Wyatt DeMulling also claimed victory in the first round defeating Oscar Burney and Jack Katzman from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8-4. Bedolo and DeMulling struggled in the next round falling 8-1 to Alec Adamson and Eli Whittle, an unattached pair.

The third victory in the opening round came from Pedro Platzeck and Stefan Lalovic. The Bronco duo dispatched UC Irvine’s Antoine Barthe and Takeru Watanabe 8-4, then followed with a 8-4 loss in the round of 64 to the nation’s 36th-ranked tandem of Michael Genender and Sameer Kumar from Stanford.

Boise State’s fourth pair of Maximilien Blancaneaux and Harvey Shackleton experienced the opposite result of their teammates falling in the opening round before winning their next match in the consolation draw. The first match saw the Boise State tandem fall 8-6 to San Diego State’s Santiago Cevallos and Rafael Gonzalez-Almazan. They then regrouped Friday night to put away Villanova’s Jim Purdy and Alastair Hurry 8-3 in the back draw to advance into Saturday’s consolation round of 16.

Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club)
March 2, 2018

128. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Douglas Eisenberg/Michael Grant (unattached) 8-2
128. Mattia Bedolo/Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) def. Oscar Burney/Jack Katzman (CMS) 8-4
128. Santiago Cevallos/Rafael Gonzalez-Almazan (SDSU) def. Max Blancaneaux/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) 8-6
128. Pedro Platzeck/Stefan Lalovic (BSU) def. Antoine Barthe/Takeru Watanabe (UCI) 8-4

64. #38 Julian Cash/Luke Hammond (Okla. State) def. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) 9-8(5)
64. Alec Adamson/Eli Whittle (unattached) def. Mattia Bedolo/Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 8-1
64. #36 Michael Genender/Sameer Kumar (Stanford) def. Pedro Platzeck/Stefan Lalovic (BSU) 8-4

C64. Max Blancaneaux/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) def. Jim Purdy/Alastair Hurry (Villanova) 8-3

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