Broncos Open Season at Home
Jan. 15, 2016

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

at Crane Creek Country Club
Address: 500 W Curling Dr, Boise, Idaho
Club House Phone: 208-514-4361

  • Jan. 16 (Saturday)
  • 11 a.m. Grand Canyon at Boise State
  • 6:30 p.m. Montana State at Boise State

at Boise State’s Boas Indoor Tennis Courts
Address: 1507 S. Oakland Ave., Boise, Idaho
Center Phone: 208-426-5737
  • Jan. 17 (Sunday), 9:30 a.m. Grand Canyon vs. Montana State
  • Jan. 19 (Tuesday), 11 a.m. Southern Utah at Boise State

ADMISSION
  • Admission is free to attend Boise State men’s and women’s tennis matches.

WHAT’S HAPPENING
  • Boise State opens the 2016 team season at home with three contest against the Grand Canton Antelopes, Montana State Bobcats and Southern Utah Thunderbirds.
  • The action begins for the 59th-ranked Broncos with a doubleheader on Saturday at the Crane Creek Country Club in Boise. The first match features Grand Canyon vs. Boise State at 11 a.m. followed by Montana State vs. Boise State at 6:30 p.m.
  • On Sunday, Grand Canyon and Montana State will face off at 9:30 a.m. in Boise State’s Boas Indoor Tennis Center.
  • The action concludes on Tuesday when the Broncos host the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at 11 a.m. in the Boas Indoor Tennis Center. 

REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS
  • Kyle Butters: The freshman from New Zealand debuted last fall going 5-3 in singles matches and 3-2 in doubles.
  • Brian Foley: The senior went 4-3 in singles and 4-1 in doubles during the fall season.
  • Tillman Haynes: The freshman from Texas went 2-1 in singles and 1-1 in doubles during the fall.
  • Abe Hewko: The junior went recorded a 4-3 singles mark and went 5-1 in doubles competition during the fall.
  • Toby Mitchell: The senior from England tallied a 3-3 singles record and 3-2 doubles mark last fall.
  • Danny Moyer: The sophomore from Michigan went 1-2 in singles and 2-1 in doubles during the fall.
  • Pedro Platzeck: Joined the team during the winter break and is a freshman from Brazil.
  • Lewis Roskilly: During the fall the sophomore went 4-3 in singles and 5-1 in doubles.
  • Thomas Tenreiro: The senior went 6-1 in singles and 7-1 in doubles last fall.

COACH PATTON
  • Greg Patton is in his 20th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 423-166 overall in team duals, his career mark is 774-359 in 36 years.
  • His 774 career wins ranks him first among active coaches in the NCAA and fifth all-time. 

FOUR-TIME MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPS
  • The Broncos have never lost (11-0) at the Mountain West Tournament since joining the league for the 2011-12 campaign and are the four-time defending champions.
  • Overall Boise State has won 16 conference titles, 14 under coach Patton’s leadership.

NCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
  • Boise State advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 for the 18th time in school history and the 10th time in the last 11 years.

PATTON INDUCTED INTO A FOURTH HALL OF FAME
  • Boise State’s head men’s tennis coach Greg Patton was inducted into the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Intermountain Region Hall of Fame in December. This is just one more of many honors that Patton has garnered throughout his career and it is the fourth hall of fame that he has been inducted into. The list of halls Patton is a member of is: Boise State Athletics’ (2001), UC Irvine Athletics’ (2000), the Idaho Tennis Association’s (2013) and the USTA Intermountain Region’s (2015). 

BOISE STATE OPENS 2016 RANKED 59th NATIONALLY
  • The Boise State men’s tennis team will start the 2016 campaign ranked 59th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in its first poll released this afternoon.

MOUNTAIN WEST LOOKING TOUGH IN 2016
  • Boise State is one of five Mountain West teams listed in the first ITA rankings for 2016 released on Jan. 5.
  • Leading the group of five is San Diego State at No. 38, followed by No. 41 New Mexico, No. 59 Boise State, No. 67 Fresno State and No. 70 Utah State.

BOISE STATE LEGACY ALIVE AND WELL
  • Bronco alumni Clancy Shields and Luke Shields both have their teams in the nationally rankings to start the season.
  • Clancy Shields in his third season as the head coach at Utah State has his Aggies ranked 70th in the first national poll.
  • Luke Shields, the older of the two brothers, left his position as the associate head coach at Boise State in September to take over as the head coach at Fresno State. His Bulldogs enter the season ranked 67th in the nation.
  • Boise State plays at Utah State on March 19th and will host Fresno State on April 8th.

TOUGH SCHEDULE, BRONCOS COULD FACE 17 TEAMS CURRENTLY RANKED
  • In addition to the four Mountain West teams in the ITA rankings there are 13 other schools on the Broncos’ schedule that are among those ranked.
  • Boise State will face: No. 16 Virginia Tech (Jan. 30), No. 47 Indiana (Feb. 20), No. 49 Oregon (Feb. 21), No. 52 Cal Poly (March 26), No. 54 UC Santa Barbara (March 23), No. 55 San Francisco (Jan. 23) and No. 68 UC Irvine (March 3).
  • The Broncos could also face the following schools in tournaments: No. 5 Texas A&M (Jan. 24) at College Station, as well as the five schools in the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic (Feb. 26-27) No. 15 South Florida, No. 28 Oklahoma State, No. 34 Princeton, No. 61 Auburn and No. 65 Alabama. 

TENREIRO AND MITCHELL RANKED REGIONALLY FOR SINGLES
  • Boise State seniors Thomas Tenreiro and Toby Mitchell open the 2016 team dual season ranked in the ITA Intermountain Region for singles.
  • Tenreiro starts the season ranked fourth regionally, while Mitchell begins the year ranked 14th.

TWO BOISE STATE DOUBLE TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY

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