Boise State Falls to UCI in Classic
April 4, 2018

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BOISE, Idaho – Boise State men’s tennis fell in heartbreaking fashion 4-2 to UC Irvine Wednesday afternoon at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. Boise State won the doubles point with wins by Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin on court one, while Stefan Lalovic and Pedro Platzeck won at No. 3 doubles.

The singles contests were a battle with five of the six going to three sets. Boise State’s Jack Heslin picked up the lone victory for the Broncos winning his match in two sets.

The loss drops Boise State to 8-12 overall on the year with three more home matches on the slate this week including its next contest against Fresno State at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The doubles points was tight as well with the Broncos wining it 2-1 over the Anteaters. UCI took the early momentum taking No. 3 doubles 6-4 before Boise State came back with wins on courts one and two.

Buttes and Jack Heslin evened doubles up when they won 6-3 at the No. 1 position over UCI’s Mason Hansen and Luca Marquard. The team point clinching win was on court two where Lalovic and Platzeck downed Vatsal Bajpai and Bruce Man-Son-Hing 6-4. Lalovic and Platzeck are now a team-best 18-10 on the year.

Jack Heslin gave the Broncos an early 2-0 lead when he rallied to win at No. 1 singles. The junior from New Zealand was down 3-0 to open the match and trailed 5-2 when he rallied with five straight victories to win the first set 7-5. He then put his match away beating Luis Lopez 7-5, 6-4.

The next five singles matches decided went three sets as the Broncos and Anteaters split the first sets 3-3. All three of the Broncos Mattia Bedolo, Maximilien Blancaneaux and Stefan Lalovic who lost their first sets came back and won their second to force the matches into decisive third sets.

Unfortunately, Boise State did not fare well in the third sets overall as UCI rallied to win four straight matches on courts six, two, four and five, respectively, to claim the team victory.

  

Match Summary

UC Irvine (13-9) at Boise State (8-12)
April 4, 2018 at Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)

UC Irvine 4, Boise State 2

Doubles

  1. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Hansen/Marquard (UCI) 6-3
  2. Lalovic/Platzeck (BSU) def. Bajpai/Bruce Man-Son-Hing (UCI) 6-4
  3. Gealer/Lopez (UCI) def. Blancaneaux/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) 6-4
    Order of finish: 3,1,2

Singles

  1. Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Luis Lopez (UCI) 7-5, 6-4
  2. Sasha Krasnov (UCI) def. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-0
  3. Mattia Bedolo (BSU) vs. Luca Marquard (UCI) 6-7 (0-7), 7-6 (7-3), 2-3, DNF
  4. Daniel Gealer (UCI) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1
  5. Mason Hansen (UCI) def. Max Blancaneaux (BSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
  6. Vatsal Bajpai (UCI) def. Stefan Lalovic (BSU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
    Order of finish: 1,6,2,5,4

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