Feb. 19, 2016
No. 67 Boise State (6-4) Vs. No. 50 Indiana (4-3)
Eugene, Ore. (UO Student Tennis Center)
Feb. 20, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Mountain)
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No. 67 Boise State (6-4) at No. 37 Oregon (9-1)
Eugene, Ore. (UO Student Tennis Center)
Feb. 21, 2016 at 12 p.m. (Mountain)
LAST WEEK FOR THE BRONCOS
- Boise State will be on the road for the second straight week when the Broncos travel to Eugene, Ore., to face the 50th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (4-3) on Saturday, followed by the No. 37 Oregon Ducks (9-1) on Sunday.
- Boise State enters the weekend at 6-4 overall and ranked 67th in the latest ITA poll ... the Broncos are coming off a three-match road trip where they went 1-2 against Utah (L 5-2), BYU (L 4-0) and Idaho State (W 6-1).
- The Blue and Orange is looking to break through on the road against nationally ranked opponents this weekend when they face the Hoosiers and Ducks.
PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK
- Boise State was on the road last weekend for three matches in Utah and eastern Idaho.
- The Broncos opened with a 5-2 loss against the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City ... Boise State won the doubles point, then collected a singles victory from Brian Foley on court two.
- At Brigham Young the Broncos fell 4-0 to the Cougars ... leading Boise State were Toby Mitchell who lost a three-set battle at No. 2 singles; Abe Hewko also fell in three sets on court four.
- The road trip ended in Pocatello against the Idaho State Bengals where the Broncos played a younger roster in the match ... Boise State took the doubles point, then earned singles victories by Pedro Platzeck at No.1, Abe Hewko at No.2, Lewis Roskilly on court three, Greg Wischer on court five and Danny Moyer at the No. 6 position.
REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS THIS WEEK
- This week’s action begins Saturday in Eugene against 50th-ranked Indiana (4-3) ... the Hoosiers are coming off a road loss to Notre Dame on Feb. 7, proceeded by four straight victories ... Indiana is led by Sam Monette who is ranked No. 45 nationally in singles.
- The road trip will conclude on Sunday when the Broncos take on the Oregon Ducks (9-1) ranked 37th nationally ... the Ducks are led by Daan Massland ranked 49th nationally in singles, while the doubles team of Jayson Amos and Armando Soemarno are 36th.
- Kyle Butters: The freshman from New Zealand is 9-7 in singles matches and 7-2 in doubles.
- Brian Foley: The senior is 8-4 in singles and 4-6 in doubles.
- Tillman Haynes: The freshman from Texas is 5-4 in singles and 4-1 in doubles.
- Abe Hewko: The junior is currently 7-9 singles and 9-5 in doubles competition.
- Toby Mitchell: The senior from England has a 8-8 singles record and 7-2 doubles mark.
- Pedro Platzeck: The freshman from Brazil joined the team during the winter break and is currently 5-2 in singles and 6-2 in doubles.
- Lewis Roskilly: The sophomore from England is 6-8 in singles and 6-7 in doubles.
- Danny Moyer: The sophomore is 4-2 in singles overall and 4-1 in doubles matches.
- Greg Wischer: The freshman is 2-1 in singles this year and 4-0 in doubles.
- Note: The players’ records are for the 2015-16 year.
BOISE STATE 67TH NATIONALLY
- Greg Patton is in his 20th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 429-170 overall in team duals, his career mark is 780-363 in 36 years.
- His 780 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.
MOUNTAIN WEST LOOKING TOUGH IN 2016
- The Boise State slipped to No. 67 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rankings.
- The Broncos started the 2016 campaign ranked 59th nationally by the ITA and have been as high as 58th this season.
- Boise State is one of four Mountain West teams currently listed in the ITA national rankings Feb. 17th.
- Leading the group is San Diego State at No. 38, followed by No. 67 Boise State, No. 70 Utah State and No. 73 Fresno State.
- Five MW members have been ranked this season with New Mexico dropping out recently ... Utah State started the season ranked, then dropped out before returning to this week’s top 75.
FOUR-TIME MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPS
- In addition to the three Mountain West teams San Diego State, Utah State and Fresno State currently in the ITA rankings there are 12 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), lost at No. 5 Texas A&M (Jan. 24) and at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Jan. 30) ... the rankings were at the time of the contests.
- The Broncos will still face: No. 37 Oregon (Feb. 21), No. 42 UC Santa Barbara (March 23), No. 50 Indiana (Feb. 20), No. 61 Cal Poly (March 26).
- 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. 14 South Florida, No. 15 Oklahoma State, No. 41 Princeton, No. 56 Auburn and No. 62 Alabama.
- Other schools on the schedule that have been ranked include: Mountain West member New Mexico and UC Irvine (March 3).
NCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
- 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.
BOISE STATE LEGACY ALIVE AND WELL
- 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
- Bronco alumni Clancy Shields and Luke Shields both have had their teams in the nationally rankings to start the season.
- 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 entered the season ranked 67th in the nation and are now at 73.
- Clancy Shields in his third season as the head coach at Utah State had his Aggies ranked 70th in the first national poll on Jan. 5, they are currently ranked 70th.
- Boise State plays at Utah State on March 19th and will host Fresno State on April 8th.
TWO BOISE STATE DOUBLE TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY
- 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.