Broncos Come Up Short Against UNLV
April 1, 2018


BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men’s tennis came up on the short end of a 4-1 score to the UNLV Rebels in a Mountain West Conference match Sunday afternoon at the Appleton Tennis Center. Boise State opened by taking the doubles point 2-1 with wins by Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin on court one, in addition to Stefan Lalovic and Pedro Platzeck’s victory at the No. 2 position. Unfortunately, singles was a struggle for the Broncos as UNLV rallied to take four straight matches to clinch the win 4-1.

The loss drops the Broncos to 8-11 overall and 1-2 in MW play, while UNLV improved to 11-7 and 1-2 in league.

Lalovic and Platzeck started the day off by recording the first of two Bronco doubles victories when they easily put away the Rebels’ tandem of Clayton Alenik and Eric Samuelsson by a 6-1 score. The win improved the Boise State duo to a team-best 17-10 overall on the year.

After UNLV had tied doubles up with a win on court three, Boise State’s top pair of Jack Heslin and Kyle Butters handed the team point to the Broncos with a 6-4 win over Alexandr Cozbinov and Courtney Lock. Heslin and Butters are now 6-6 on the season.

Up one and with momentum the Broncos headed into singles play. Unfortunately, the blue and orange started slow and could not recover as the Rebels came back taking four straight matches in straight sets to claim the team victory.

Boise State’s Wyatt DeMulling and Pedro Platzeck were both leading their contests when the match was stopped with the clinching point. DeMulling was up 6-4, 4-4 on court three over UNLV’s Ruben Alberts, while Platzeck was leading his match on court six 6-4, 4-5 over Alenik.

The Broncos will not get much of a break as they continue their six-match homestand on Wednesday versus UC Irvine followed by Fresno State on Friday and a doubleheader against Nevada and Idaho State next Sunday.

Match Summary
UNLV (11-7, 1-2 MW) at Boise State (8-11, 1-2 MW)
April 01, 2018 at Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)

UNLV def. Boise State 4-1

1. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Alexandr Cozbinov/Courtney Lock (UNLV) 6-4
2. Stefan Lalovic/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Clayton Alenik/Eric Samuelsson (UNLV) 6-1
3. Ruben Alberts/Jordan Sauer (UNLV) def. Mattia Bedolo/Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-4
Order of finish: 2,3,1

1. Alexandr Cozbinov (UNLV) def. Jack Heslin (BSU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Courtney Lock (UNLV) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) vs. Ruben Alberts (UNLV) 6-4, 4-4, DNF
4. Eric Samuelsson (UNLV) def. Mattia Bedolo (BSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Jordan Sauer (UNLV) def. Max Blancaneaux (BSU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) vs. Clayton Alenik (UNLV) 6-4, 4-5, DNF
Order of finish: 4,1,5,2

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