Boise State Rallies Past UC Irvine
March 3, 2016

Final Stats

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Boise State men’s tennis rallied from three down to defeated UC Irvine Thursday afternoon in San Diego, Calif. Trailing 3-1 Boise State came back for the win with singles victories from Kyle Butters, Pedro Platzeck and Thomas Tenreiro, respectively.

The win improved Boise State to 8-7 overall this spring. The Broncos will continue the weekend in the San Diego area as they compete in the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship which began this afternoon and runs through Sunday at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

Boise State began the day slow dropping the doubles point to the Anteaters. UCI claimed wins on court two over Lewis Roskilly and Thomas Tenreiro, as well as on court three where the match went to a tiebreaker before the Anteaters’ Jon Hammel and Tyler Pham defeated the Broncos’ duo of Brian Foley and Pedro Platzeck 7-6 (5) to clinch the team point.

Singles start off right for the Broncos who saw junior Abe Hewko put away UCI’s Vatsal Bajpai with a set two tiebreaker 6-3, 7-6 (4). Hewko’s win brought Boise State even in the team score at 1-1.

The Anteaters reclaimed the lead and extended it to two at 3-1 when Sebastian Heim defeated Boise State’s Foley 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, followed by a 6-2, 7-6 (7) win by Luca Marquard over the Broncos’ Mitchell on court three.

That setup Boise State’s rally as the Broncos swept the remaining three singles matches. It began with Butters’ on court four where the freshman won a tightly contest two set match 6-4, 7-5 over UCI’s Pham.

Next, Platzeck rallied from one set down on court five to defeated Hammel 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to bring Boise State even in the team score at 3-3.

The decisive team point came on court two where senior Thomas Tenreiro battled to a three-set victory over Nico Mertens 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to claim the match for the Broncos.



Match Summary
No. 71 Boise State (8-7) at No. 69 UC Irvine (6-5)
San Diego, Calif. (San Diego Tennis Club)
March 3, 2016

Boise State def. UC Irvine 4-3

Doubles
1. Jon Poon/Justin Agbayani (UCI) vs. Butters/Mitchell (BSU) 6-6 (4-2) DNF
2. Heim/Mertens (UCI) vs. Roskilly/Tenreiro (BSU) 6-2
3. Hammel/Pham (UCI) def. Foley/Platzeck (BSU) 7-6 (5)
Order of finish: 2,3

Singles
1. Sebastian Heim (UCI) def. Brian Foley (BSU) 6-4, 6-1
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Nico Mertens (UCI) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3. Luca Marquard (UCI) def. Toby Mitchell (BSU) 6-2, 7-6 (7)
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Tyler Pham (UCI) 6-4, 7-5
5. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Jon Hammel (UCI) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. Vatsal Bajpai (UCI) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Order of finish: 6,1,3,4,5,2


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