Boise State Falls in MW Quarterfinals
April 28, 2017

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State’s men’s tennis team came up on the short end of a 4-0 score to Utah State Friday evening in the Mountain West Championship quarterfinals at the Appleton Tennis Center. Boise State earned a doubles victory by Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin on court one, but could not manage another victory in the contest. The defeat ends the Broncos’ season at 5-24 overall.

Boise State tallied a 6-2 win at No. 1 doubles where the Broncos’ All-Mountain West doubles team of Butters and Heslin avenged a loss to the same Aggies pair of Samuel Serrano and Kai Wehnelt from last Saturday. The Broncos’ sophomore tandem from New Zealand finish the year 14-10 overall. Utah State won the doubles point with victories at the No. 2 and 3 positions.

Down one heading into the singles portion of the match, the Broncos needed to win four of the six contests to advance into Saturday’s semifinals. Unfortunately, things did not go the way of the blue and orange as Utah State won three straight on courts one, six and five to put the match away.

Butters fell 6-2, 6-3 to USU’s Wehnelt at the No. 1 position. The All-Mountain West honoree in singles and doubles concludes the year at 13-16 overall in singles play.

Ryland McDermott was the next to fall as the freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., went down 6-3, 6-3 to Jonas Maier on court six. Finishing not long after McDermott was Greg Wischer on court five where he fell by the same score of 6-3, 6-3.

In the three matches that were abandoned once Utah State clinched the team victory, Boise State was leading in two of them. Jack Heslin was up at No. 3 singles 6-3, 4-6, 1-0, while Brian Tran was leading on court two 7-6(7), 2-0. Pedro Platzeck was trailing at No. 4 singles 7-5, 3-4.

Mountain West Championship
Men’s Tennis Quarterfinal No. 4
No. 8 Boise State (5-24) vs No. 1 Utah State (21-8)
Apr 28, 2017 at Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)

Utah State 4, Boise State 0

Doubles competition
1. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Samuel Serrano/Kai Wehnelt (USU) 6-2
2. Jack Swindells/Jonas Maier (USU) def. Pedro Platzeck/Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-2
3. Andrew Nakajima/Jaime Barajas (USU) def. Ryland McDermott/Brian Tran (BSU) 6-3
Order of finish: 2,1,3

Singles competition
1. Kai Wehnelt (USU) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Jaime Barajas (USU) vs. Brian Tran (BSU) 6-7 (7-9), 0-2, unfinished
3. Samuel Serrano (USU) vs. Jack Heslin (BSU) 3-6, 6-4, 0-1, unfinished
4. Jack Swindells (USU) vs. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 7-5, 3-4, unfinished
5. Sergiu Bucur (USU) def. Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Jonas Maier (USU) def. Ryland McDermott (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 1,6,5

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