Boise State Falls 4-2 at Nevada
April 14, 2017

Box Score

RENO, Nev. - Boise State’s men’s tennis team fell 4-2 on the road at Nevada in Reno on Friday afternoon. Kyle Butters led the Broncos winning at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with teammate Jack Heslin, also winning in doubles was the freshmen tandem of Ryland McDermott and Brian Tran.

Boise State claimed the doubles point 2-1 but could record only one win in singles as the Broncos fell to the Wolf Pack. Next up for Boise State is a trip to Fresno State for a 7 p.m. (MT) encounter with the Bulldogs Saturday night. The Broncos will try to hand coach Patton his 800th career win when they face Fresno State who is coached by Boise State alumnus Luke Shields.

The Broncos opened the match Friday by taking the doubles point from the Wolf Pack 2-1. Nevada took the early lead with a win on court two before Boise State rallied.

McDermott and Tran were the first Boise State pair to finish with a 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles over Nevada’s Robert Margitfalvi and Augustin Delahodde. That was followed by a 7-5 victory on court one by Butters and Heslin over Julien Evrard and Peter O’Donovan. Butters and Heslin improved to 13-8 overall on the year, while McDermott and Tran moved to 3-1.

Butters gave the Broncos a 2-0 lead early when he easily put away Nevada’s Evrard 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Butters extended his win streak in singles to three straight as he improved to 13-14 on the year.

Unfortunately, none of the other singles matches went to the blue and orange as the Wolf Pack rallied claiming victories on courts two, five, four and six to clinch the match.

Freshman Brian Tran was leading his contest at No. 3 singles 6-3, 4-6, 4-1 over Margitfalvi when the match was stopped following the clinching of the team victory.


Match Summary
Boise State (5-21, 1-4 MW) at Nevada (8-9, 3-2 MW)
April 14, 2017 at Reno, Nev. (McArthur Tennis Center)

Nevada def. Boise State 4-2

Doubles
1. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Julien Evrard/Peter O’Donovan (UN) 7-5
2. Mile Cilic/Kostya Nesterenko (UN) def. Pedro Platzeck/Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-2
3. Ryland McDermott/Brian Tran (BSU) def. Robert Margitfalvi/Augustin Delahodde (UN) 6-4
Order of finish: 2,3,1

Singles
1. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Julien Evrard (UN) 6-3, 6-2
2. Kostya Nesterenko (UN) def. Jack Heslin (BSU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Brian Tran (BSU) vs Robert Margitfalvi (UN) 6-3, 4-6, 4-1 DNF
4. Mile Cilic (UN) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 7-6, 6-0
5. Augustin Delahodde (UN) def. Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Peter O’Donovan (UN) def. Ryland McDermott (BSU) 7-5, 7-5
Order of finish: 1,2,5,4,6


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