Boise State Knocks Off UNLV
March 21, 2017

Box Score

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Jack Heslin’s three-set victory at No. 2 singles handed Boise State a 4-3 Mountain West road win at UNLV Tuesday afternoon at Las Vegas. With the match tied 3-3 it came down to Heslin’s contest on court two for the win. The sophomore came through for the Broncos defeating the Rebels’ Alexandr Cozbinov 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to lift the blue and orange to the win over the same UNLV lineup that defeated Boise State for the MW Championship last April.

Boise State took the early momentum by winning the team doubles point with wins on courts two and three. After UNLV claimed a win at No. 1 doubles, the Broncos came back taking the last two contests to claim the crucial team point.

Jack Heslin teamed with Greg Wischer to defeat Courtney Lock and Ruben Alberts 6-4 on court two to tie doubles at 1-1. The decisive win was on court three where Kyle Butters and Ryland McDermott took on UNLV’s Richard Solberg and Adam Gage-Brown in a dominating tiebreaker win 7-6 (7-0).

The Broncos then recorded victories in two of the first three singles matches completed earning wins by Brian Tran on court three and Pedro Platzeck on court four to go up 3-1, one short of taking the match.

The Rebels pulled even with a win on court six before the Broncos serged ahead. Tran was the first Boise State player off the court recording a two-set victory 6-4, 6-4 over UNLV’s Ruben Alberts. The win improved Tran to 11-9 overall and 8-8 in singles during spring duals.

The second singles victory came on court four where Platzeck dispatched Evaldo Neto in straight sets 6-4, 7-5 to spot the Broncos a 3-1 advantage.

UNLV then rallied to tie the team score at 3-3 with wins at No. 1 and 5 singles to setup Heslin’s match clinching victory on court two. The sophomore from Auckland, New Zealand, is now 15-10 on the year and 8-7 in duals.

Match Summary
Boise State (3-16) at UNLV (9-4)
Mar 21, 2017 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Boise State 4, UNLV 3

Doubles competition
1. Jakob Amilon/Evaldo Neto (UNLV) def. Pedro Platzeck/Brian Tran (BSU) 6-3
2. Jack Heslin/Greg Wischer (BSU) def. Courtney Lock/Ruben Alberts (UNLV) 6-4
3. Kyle Butters/Ryland McDermott (BSU) def. Richard Solberg/Adam Gage-Brown (UNLV) 7-6 (7-0)
Order of finish: 1,2,3

Singles competition
1. Jakob Amilon (UNLV) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
3. Brian Tran (BSU) def. Ruben Alberts (UNLV) 6-4, 6-4
4. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Evaldo Neto (UNLV) 6-4, 7-5
5. Courtney Lock (UNLV) def. Morgan Stone (BSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
6. Richard Solberg (UNLV) def. Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 6,3,4,1,5,2

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