Boise State Edged at Utah State
Abe Hewko
March 19, 2016

Final Stats

LOGAN, Utah - Boise State went head to head with 58th-ranked Utah State only to come up short 4-3 in the Broncos’ Mountain West Conference opener Saturday afternoon in Logan, Utah. Trailing 3-0, Boise State rallied to close within 3-2 on singles victories by Abe Hewko and Thomas Tenreiro to give life to the Broncos.

The Aggies, who are coached by Bronco alumnus Clancy Shields, responded earning the match clincher when Jaime Barajas edged Boise State’s Brian Foley in three sets 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 at No. 1 singles.

The loss snapped a two-match win streak for Boise State as the Broncos fell to 9-8 overall and 0-1 in MW play, Utah State improved to 14-5 on the year and 1-1 in league.

Trailing 1-0 heading into the singles competition, Boise State found itself in a deep hole after two singles matches down 3-0 to the Aggies. But the Broncos fought back collecting wins in the next two singles contests.

Hewko started the rally with his straight-set victory 6-3, 6-4 over USU’s Romai Ugarte on court six. Thomas Tenreiro pulled the blue and orange to within one when he rallied from one set down to down Jonas Maier in three 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.

Down 3-2 with two matches left, Boise State had life as the Broncos were battling in third sets on courts one and four. Unfortunately, the Broncos’ rally would come up short when the Aggies’ Barajas downed Boise State’s Foley on court one to clinch the victory at 4-2.

The Broncos would close the match by collecting a third singles victory by Kyle Butters on court four over Utah State’s Luis Lopez in three sets 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5.

Boise State will continue its spring break tour in California later this week when they play at No. 50 UC Santa Barbara (March 23) and at No. 73 Cal Poly (March 26).



Match Summary
Boise State (9-8, 0-1 MW) at No. 58 Utah State (14-5, 1-1 MW)
Mar 19, 2016 at Logan, Utah
(USU Outdoor Courts)

Utah State def. Boise State 4-3

Doubles
1. Romai Ugarte/Luis Lopez (USU) vs. Kyle Butters/Toby Mitchell (BSU) 5-4, unfinished
2. Jack Swindells/Jonas Maier (USU) def. Thomas Tenreiro/Lewis Roskilly (BSU) 6-4
3. Andrew Nakajima/Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Brian Foley/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-1
Order of finish: 3,2

Singles
1. Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Brian Foley (BSU) 1-6, 7-5, 7-5
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Jonas Maier (USU) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Jack Swindells (USU) def. Toby Mitchell (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Luis Lopez (USU) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5
5. Samuel Serrano (USU) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Abe Hewko (BSU) def. Romai Ugarte (USU) 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 5,3,6,2,1,4


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