Platzeck Leads Broncos at UCSB
March 11, 2018


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Pedro Platzeck’s win at No. 6 singles led Boise State Sunday afternoon in a 6-1 loss at UC Santa Barbara in a nonconference men’s tennis match. The loss to the Gauchos snapped a three-match win streak for the Broncos who moved to 4-9 overall.

UCSB opened the match by taking the team doubles point 2-0 with wins on courts three and one, respectively.

Leading 1-0 the Gauchos stretched their advantage out to 3-0 with wins at No. 1 singles where Boise State’s Jack Heslin was forced to retire because of injury, followed by a win one court three where Matteo Tinelli fell in two sets.

Platzeck brought the Broncos back within two points when he easily defeated Ajai Shekhera in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 at the sixth position. The junior has now won a team-best four consecutive singles matches.

The Gauchos closed the day out with three straight wins at No. 2, 4 and 5 singles. Wyatt DeMulling lost a heartbreaker on court five where he lost in a third-set tiebreaker to Victor Krustev 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7).

This weekend’s trip to southern California where the Broncos went 1-1 marks the end of six long weeks on the road for Boise State. The blue and orange returns home this week when they host Santa Clara, Montana State and Weber State.

Boise State (4-9) at UCSB (7-5)
March 11, 2018 at Santa Barbara, Calif.

UCSB def. Boise State 6-1

1. Holm/Moreno (UCSB) def. Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) 6-4
2. Bedolo/Platzeck (BSU) vs Freund/Joe Rotheram (UCSB) 4-5 DNF
3. Guillin/Krustev (UCSB) def. Harvey Shackleton/Tinelly (BSU) 6-0
Order of finish: 3,1

1. Nic Moreno(UCSB) def. Jack Heslin (BSU) 6-0, 1-0 ret.
2. Joe Guillin (UCSB) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Simon Freund (UCSB) def. Matteo Tinelli (BSU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Anders Holm (UCSB) def. Mattia Bedolo (BSU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Victor Krustev (UCSB) def. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Ajai Shekhera (UCSB) 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 1,3,6,2,4,5

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