Boise State Defeats Michigan State 5-2
Pedro Platzeck.

March 12, 2016

BOISE, Idaho - Pedro Platzeck’s straight set win at No. 5 singles clinched the match for Boise State as the Broncos defeated Michigan State 5-2 Saturday afternoon in Boise. Boise State won the doubles point and collected singles victories by Kyle Butters, Brian Foley, Platzeck and Thomas Tenreiro to get the win over the Big Ten’s Spartans. The Broncos moved to 9-7 overall with the victory while MSU went to 10-8 overall.

Boise State earned the team doubles point with wins on courts one and three. Butters and Toby Mitchell recorded the first doubles win 6-2 over Alexander Kim and Mac Roy. The Bronco tandem is now 11-5 on the year and 6-2 in spring duals while playing on court one.

Foley and Platzeck wrapped up the doubles point when they put away MSU’s Jasper Koenen and Billy Shisler 6-4 at the third position. They are now 4-5 in doubles play this spring.

Boise State started singles play well earning a 3-0 victory before the Spartans recorded their first point. Butters wasted little time in dispatching Michigan State’s Shisler in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 to give the Broncos a 2-0 advantage. The freshman from New Zealand is now 12-10 on the year.

Brain Foley also won in two sets downing Mac Roy quickly 6-1, 6-1 to give the blue and orange a 3-0 cushion in the team score. Foley improved to 9-8 on the year.

After the Spartans made it 3-1 following a win at No. 1 singles, Boise State’s Pedro Platzeck clinched the team victory with a straight set 6-4, 6-1 victory over Kim on court five. Platzeck is now 9-4 in singles since joining the team in January.

Tenreiro completed the day closing out the final singles match with a tiebreaker win in set two to beat Michigan State’s Michael Dube 6-4, 7-6 (3). The senior is now 9-1 overall in singles play on the year.

Match Summary
Michigan State (10-8) at Boise State (9-7)
3/12/2016 at Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)

Boise State 5, Michigan State 2

Doubles competition
1. Kyle Butters/Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Alexander Kim/Mac Roy (MSU) 6-2
2. Abe Hewko/Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) vs. Michael Dube/Colin Harvey (MSU) 5-5 DNF
3. Brian Foley/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Jasper Koenen/Billy Shisler (MSU) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles 1,3

Singles competition
1. Brian Foley (BSU) def. Mac Roy (MSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Michael Dube (MSU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Jasper Koenen (MSU) def. Toby Mitchell (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Billy Shisler (MSU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Alexander Kim (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Ivan Rakic (MSU) def. Abe Hewko (BSU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
Order of finish: 4,1,3,5,6,2

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