Address for the Boise Racquet and Swim Club: 1116 N. Cole Rd., Boise
Boise State is home this Sunday when the Santa Clara Broncos come too town for a 12 p.m. (Mountain) match at the Boise Racquet and Swim Club.
Boise State enters the match at 4-2 overall and ranked 59th in the latest ITA poll ... Santa Clara comes to Boise with a 3-1 overall record.
The Boise State Broncos are looking to snap a two-match losing streak following road defeats at No. Texas A&M and No. 18 Virginia Tech.
The Santa Clara Broncos saw their three-match win streak end this past Tuesday with a 4-0 road loss at Stanford.
REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS THIS WEEK
Kyle Butters: The freshman from New Zealand is 8-5 in singles matches and 4-2 in doubles.
Brian Foley: The senior is 6-4 in singles and 3-4 in doubles.
Tillman Haynes: The freshman from Texas is 5-3 in singles and 4-1 in doubles.
Abe Hewko: The junior is currently 6-6 singles and 8-3 in doubles competition.
Toby Mitchell: The senior from England has a 8-5 singles record and 4-2 doubles mark.
Pedro Platzeck: The freshman from Brazil joined the team during the winter break and is currently 3-1 in singles and 4-2 in doubles.
Lewis Roskilly: The sophomore from England is 5-6 in singles and 5-4 in doubles.
Danny Moyer: The sophomore is 3-2 in singles overall and 3-1 in doubles matches.
Greg Wischer: The freshman is 1-1 in singles this year and 3-0 in doubles.
Note: The players’ records are for the 2015-16 year.
WHAT’S HAPPENED RECENTLY
The Broncos were on the road last weekend falling 7-0 at the hands of No. 18 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
Prior to the last week Boise State participated in the ITA Kickoff Weekend (Jan. 23-24) in College Station, Texas, where the Broncos held off San Francisco 4-3 in the first round before falling 4-0 to 5th-ranked Texas A&M.
Greg Patton is in his 20th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 427-168 overall in team duals, his career mark is 778-361 in 36 years.
His 778 career wins ranks him first among active coaches ... the Broncos’ win over Southern Utah (Jan. 19) moved him into fourth-place all-time on the NCAA career list at 777.
BOISE STATE 59th NATIONALLY
The Boise State slipped one spot in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rankings to 59th following the loss at Virginia Tech last Saturday (Jan. 30).
The Broncos started the 2016 campaign ranked 59th nationally by the ITA.
MOUNTAIN WEST LOOKING TOUGH IN 2016
Boise State is one of three Mountain West teams currently listed in the ITA national rankings Jan. 27.
Leading the group is San Diego State at No. 38, followed by No. 58 Boise State and No. 75 Fresno State.
Five MW members have been ranked this season with New Mexico and Utah State dropping out recently.
TOUGH SCHEDULE, BRONCOS COULD FACE 15 TEAMS CURRENTLY RANKED
In addition to the two Mountain West teams, San Diego State and Fresno State, currently in the ITA rankings there are 13 other schools on the Broncos’ schedule that are among those ranked.
Boise State has already defeated then ranked No. 69 San Francisco 4-3 (Jan. 23) and has lost at No. 5 Texas A&M (Jan. 24) and at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Jan. 30).
The Broncos will still face: No. 42 Oregon (Feb. 21), No. 48 UC Santa Barbara (March 23), No. 53 Indiana (Feb. 20), No. 58 Cal Poly (March 26), No. 70 UC Irvine (March 3) and No. 72 San Francisco (Jan. 23).
The Broncos will also face at least two of the following schools at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic (Feb. 26-27) in Montgomery, Ala.: No. 13 South Florida, No. 17 Oklahoma State, No. 45 Princeton, No. 56 Auburn and No. 63 Alabama.
Other schools on the schedule that have been ranked include: Utah State and New Mexico.
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.
TENREIRO AND MITCHELL RANKED REGIONALLY FOR SINGLES