April 15, 2016
BOISE, Idaho - Thomas Tenreiro rallied from 5-1 down in set one to clinch Boise State’s 4-1 victory over San Diego State Friday afternoon at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. Boise State was impressive in its win over the Aztecs claiming the doubles point 2-1, then finishing it off with singles victories from Kyle Butters, Toby Mitchell and Tenreiro.
The was scheduled for the Appleton Tennis Center but was forced inside because of weather issues and time restraints for SDSU to make its flight home. The win improved the Broncos to 15-9 overall and 4-2 in Mountain West play, its the first conference loss of the season for the Aztecs who are now 2-1.
“This is what the joy is all about, we got kicked last Sunday, but it kicked us forward,” said coach Greg Patton. “We were really prepared and its was evident in our play, it was evident in doubles, in our focus and they (the Broncos) did not take things for granted. Sometimes when things start going really well, all of the sudden you start being careless and today we brought it back. They understand time is running out on us for this year, especially the seniors. They raised their level, they were prepared and they performed and they competed against a really good team. The result was a big conference win.”
Boise State led 3-1 when Tenreiro clinched the match for the blue and orange. The senior initially struggled to start by falling behind 5-1 in the opening set. But he regrouped and stormed backed to win the frame in a tiebreaker. He then put away San Diego State’s Hendrik Jebens with a quick second set for a 7-6 (7), 6-2 victory. Tenreiro moved to 8-2 at No. 2 singles this spring and 15-3 on the year.
Tenreiro’s clinch was setup after the Broncos won the doubles point with victories on courts one and two. Lewis Roskilly and Tenreiro tied the doubles competition up at one all when they downed Santiago Cevallos and Milen Ianakiev 6-4 at the No. 2 position. The duo is now 7-6 on the year.
Doubles concluded when Boise State’s top team of Butters and Mitchell beat San Diego State’s pair of Sander Gjoels-Andersen and Hendrik Jebens 6-4. The Bronco tandem improved on their team best record of 15-7 overall and 10-4 while playing at No. 1 doubles.
Butters was the first Bronco off the court to start the singles competition as he dispatched Marko Goles-Babic in straight sets. Butters won set one 7-5 then rolled to the win with a 6-0 victory in set two. The victory increased his team-best win streak to 10 straight at No. 4 singles as he improved to 15-7 in duals and 20-10 overall.
Toby Mitchell gave Boise State a comfortable 3-0 advantage when he downed the Aztecs’ Milen Ianakiev at No. 3 singles 6-1, 7-6 (5). The senior from Somerset, England, has now won five straight to improve to 10-11 in spring duals and 15-14 overall.
San Diego State pulled one back when Freddy Gelbrich handed the Broncos’ Brian Foley a hard fought loss 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. That was the final step to setup Tenreiro’s win and Boise State’s victory.
Next up, Boise State hosts UNLV Sunday morning at 11 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center.
San Diego State (7-12, 2-1 MW) at No. 68 Boise State (15-9, 4-2 MW)
4/15/2016 at Boise, Idaho (Boas Indoor Tennis Center)
Boise State def. San Diego State 4-2
1. Kyle Butters/Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. S. Gjoels-Andersen/Hendrik Jebens (SDSU) 6-4
2. Lewis Roskilly/Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Santiago Cevallos/Milen Ianakiev (SDSU) 6-4
3. Marko Goles-Babic/Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) def. Brian Foley/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-3
Order of finish: 3,2,1
1. Freddy Gelbrich (SDSU) def. Brian Foley (BSU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Thomas Tenreiro (BSU) def. Hendrik Jebens (SDSU) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2
3. Toby Mitchell (BSU) def. Milen Ianakiev (SDSU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Marko Goles-Babic (SDSU) 7-5, 6-0
5. S. Gjoels-Andersen (SDSU) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 5-7, 6-3, 2-0
6. Cornelius Kolb (SDSU) vs. Lewis Roskilly (BSU) 0-4 DNF
Order of finish: 4,3,1,2