Broncos Ready for Rematch with Pepperdine
Last week Boise State fell 4-2 to the Waves, this week they look to get even.
Jan. 31, 2015
- Match-up: No. 45 Boise State (1-0) at No. 47 Pepperdine (1-2)
- Location: Pepperdine, Calif. (Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center)
- Date and Time: Feb. 1 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. (Mountain)
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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK
- Schedule - The 45th-ranked Broncos have a chance at retribution this Sunday when they face the 47th-ranked Pepperdine Waves for the second time in eight days. The two met last weekend Jan. 24th in the consolation round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Kick-Off Weekend at Los Angeles where the Waves defeated Boise State 4-2.
- Location - This time the two meet at the Ralphs-Straus Center in Malibu, Calif., on the campus of Pepperdine.
- Bronco Lineup - Representing the Broncos this weekend are: Brian Foley (5-10 singles, 8-5 doubles), Abe Hewko (6-5 singles, 6-4 doubles), Toby Mitchell (7-3 singles, 7-4 doubles), Garrett Patton (6-4 singles, 7-5 doubles), Lewis Roskilly (6-6 singles, 8-3 doubles) and Thomas Tenreiro (5-7 singles, 2-2 doubles).
- Next week Boise State will travel to Chicago. Ill., to face both No. 30 Northwestern and No. 32 Harvard.
- The 45th-ranked Broncos are in the middle of five straight weeks on the road and will not play at home until the weekend of Feb. 27-March 1.
LAST TIME VERSUS PEPPERDINE
- Boise State came up short last weekend at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend as Pepperdine rallied to win 4-2 over the Broncos at Los Angeles on Jan. 24. The 34th-ranked Broncos claimed the doubles point and a singles victory by Lewis Roskilly to take a 2-1 lead, but could not hold on as the 53rd-ranked Waves rallied for the win with three straight singles victories.
ITA NATIOANAL RANKINGS
- Boise State slipped 11 spots in this week’s ITA National rankings to No. 45 after dropping a pair of road contests last weekend against nationally ranked Texas Tech (4-0) and No. 53 Pepperdine.
- The Broncos opened the season ranked 33rd.
ANOTHER TOUGH SCHEDULE
- As usual Boise State has not shied away from a tough schedule in 2015 which features 28 matches.
- Of the 28 matches, 19 will be against teams currently ranked in this week’s ITA Top-75 and one other (San Diego State) that has been ranked.
- Included among the 19 ranked matches are the three contests at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in which Boise State does not know who it will play yet, however, all seven potential opponents are ranked: No. 21 South Florida, No. 23 Mississippi State, No. 28 Clemson, No. 35 Auburn, No. 42 Texas Tech (a potential rematch), No. 44 Alabama and No. 61 Princeton.
- Mountain West members currently ranked are: No. 45 Boise State, No. 59 New Mexico, No. 66 Nevada and No. 70 Utah State, San Diego State was ranked the first two weeks of the season.
- The Broncos are currently 0-2 versus nationally ranked teams this season.
ITA REGIONAL RANKINGS
- Boise State has four players regionally ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Regional rankings come out once in the spring semester just before the season starts, they are based on fall results.
- Singles: Senior Garrett Patton begins the 2015 dual season ranked ninth in the ITA Mountain Region, while junior Thomas Tenreiro is 10th.
- Doubles: In doubles the team of junior Brian Foley and junior Toby Mitchell enter the spring ranked ninth in the region.
QUICK LOOK AT BOISE STATE
- The Broncos are currently 1-2 overall entering the weekend.
- The Broncos went 28-5 overall and finished the year ranked 29th.
- The first home match for Boise State is schedule for Feb. 27 versus both No. 36 Utah and Penn. The Blue and Orange went 14-1 at home last season competing at both the Boas Indoor Tennis Center and the Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center.
- Boise State finished the 2014 campaign ranked fourth nationally in total attendance, while the women came in at third.
- So far this season the Broncos are 0-2 on the road, both on neutral courts. Boise State went 14-4 on the road in 2014.
- Greg Patton is in his 19th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 409-152 overall in team duals, his career mark is 760-345 in 35 years.
DEFENDING MW CHAMPIONS
- League Champions - Boise State is the three-time defending Mountain West Tournament champion and is undefeated in the event since joining the league for the 2011-12 season.
- NCAA Tournament Participant - Boise State advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 for the 17th time in school history and the ninth time in the last nine years.
The Last Meeting
January 24, 2015
Los Angeles, Calif.