Broncos Go 4-6 at Battle in the Bay
Sept. 23, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Boise State men's tennis went a combined 4-6 on the opening day of the Battle in the Bay Classic at San Francisco on Friday. Kyle Butters and Brian Tran advanced to the round of 32 in singles before falling, while Butters and Jack Heslin reached Saturday's round of 16 in doubles.

The day opened with the first round of doubles play where Butters and Heslin recorded a hard fought 8-6 victory over Iowa's tandem of Kareem Allaf and Jake Jacoby. They will play San Diego State's Sander Gjoels-Anderson and Marko Babic in the round of 16 Saturday morning.

Brian Tran and Morgan Stone opened up against San Francisco's duo of Christian Brockstedt and Paul Giraud in the round of 32, falling 8-3.

In singles, Butters won his opening match after his opponent Tadiwa Chinamo was forced to retire in the first set. The Bronco sophomore then lost in the round of 32 to TCU's Jerry Lopez 6-2, 6-3, eliminating Butters from the tournament.

Brian Tran also won his first singles match as the freshman rallied from one set down to defeat Iowa's Kareem Allaf 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Tran moved into the round of 32 where he fell to Pacific's Miguel Diaz 7-5, 6-1.

Heslin lost in his first match Friday going down 6-3, 7-5 to San Diego's Guus Koevermans. Heslin then regrouped in the consolation rounds to defeat USF's Paul Giraud 7-6(4), 3-6, 1-0(6). The Bronco now moves into the consolation brackets round of 16 Saturday against Brandon Sutter from Stanford.

Morgan Stone had a bye in the round of 64 advancing directly into the next phase. The sophomore then fell in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to Portland's Mathieu Garcia. Stone moved into the consolation round after the loss where he faced James Wade from UC Davis falling 6-0, 3-6, 1-0 (9).

Battle in the Bay Classic
Friday, Sept. 23
San Francisco, Calif. (California Tennis Club)

Singles Results
R64. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Tadiwa Chinamo (Pacific) 4-3 (ret.)
R64. Guus Koevermans (San Diego) def. Jack Heslin (BSU) 6-3, 7-5
R64. Brian Tran (BSU) def. Kareem Allaf (Iowa) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
R32. Jerry Lopez (TCU) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-2, 6-3
R32. Mathieu Garcia (Portland) def. Morgan Stone (BSU) 6-3, 6-2
R32. Miguel A. Diaz (Pacific) def. Brian Tran (BSU) 7-5, 6-1
BD. James Wade (UC Davis) def. Morgan Stone (BSU) 6-0, 3-6, 1-0 (9)
BD. Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Paul Giraud (San Francisco) 7-6(4), 3-6, 1-0 (6)

Doubles Results
R32. Butters/Heslin (BSU) def. Kareem Allaf/Jake Jacoby (Iowa) 8-6
R32. Christian Brockstedt/Paul Giraud (San Francisco) def. Stone/Tran (BSU) 8-3

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