Broncos Host Michigan State on Saturday
Broncos to face Spartans at the Appleton Tennis Center
March 10, 2016
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Michigan State (10-7) at Boise State (8-7)
Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
March 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain)
Parking For Saturday
- Parking for the match on Saturday is FREE and will be in the west stadium lot by Bronco Gym.
- Patrons will need to print off a ticket from one of the kiosks located throughout the lot and place on your dash.
- Please remember your parking space number since it will have to be entered at the kiosk.
- You will be able to select parking for the tennis match at the kiosk and there will be no cost.
PATTON’S THOUGHTS“The team is transforming in front of my very own eyes, getting better with each and every match,” said coach Greg Patton. “Talk about guts, well then you got to mention the Broncos. For the fourth time this season (against UC Irvine), the Broncos came back to tie a match at 3-3 and then clinched the team victory in the final decisive match. We just received a new injection of excellence with the addition of star player Thomas Tenreiro being added into our line up. Thomas played his first match last Thursday for the Broncos this season, and clinched a thrilling tight match with a spell binding victory when the score was tied 3-3. Make sure that you check us out, for this will be the only date in March that we will be playing at our beloved Appleton Tennis Center.” PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK
- Boise State is home for the first outdoor match of the year in Boise when the Broncos host the Spartans of Michigan State this Saturday afternoon at the Appleton Tennis Center ... this will be the lone match of the week for Boise State.
- Boise State enters the weekend at 8-7 overall and coming off a 4-3 victory over 69th-ranked UC Irvine ... Trailing 3-1 Boise State came back for the win with singles victories from Kyle Butters, Pedro Platzeck and Thomas Tenreiro, respectively.
- The Broncos are a perfect 4-0 at home in Boise during the spring duals season, this will be the first match at the Appleton Tennis Center, provided the weather holds out. Rain is in the forecast. So if it does checkout BroncoSports.com and on Twitter @BroncoSportsMTN for updates about the match location.
REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS THIS WEEK
- This week’s action has the Big Ten Conference’s Michigan State Spartans in town for the first time ... the Spartans bring a 10-7 overall record with them to the Gem state ... Michael Dube who is 14-10 overall and 9-5 at No. 2 singles this spring, Alexander Kim is 14-7 in singles on the year.
- Michigan State is coming off a 7-0 road loss at No. 36 Drake (March 5).
TOP BRONCO DOUBLES TEAMS
- Kyle Butters: The freshman from New Zealand is 11-10 in singles matches and 10-5 in doubles.
- Brian Foley: The senior is 8-8 in singles and 5-10 in doubles.
- Tillman Haynes: The freshman from Texas is 5-4 in singles and 4-1 in doubles.
- Abe Hewko: The junior is currently 9-11 singles and 9-8 in doubles competition.
- Toby Mitchell: The senior from England has a 9-11 singles record and 10-5 doubles mark.
- Danny Moyer: The sophomore is 4-2 in singles overall and 4-2 in doubles matches.
- Pedro Platzeck: The freshman from Brazil joined the team during the winter break and is currently 8-4 in singles and 7-7 in doubles.
- Lewis Roskilly: The sophomore from England is 7-10 in singles and 7-11 in doubles.
- Thomas Tenreiro: The senior is 8-1 in singles this year and 8-2 in doubles.
- Greg Wischer: The freshman is 2-1 in singles this year and 4-1 in doubles.
- Note: The players’ records are for the 2015-16 year.
- Kyle Butters and Toby Mitchell lead Boise State in doubles playing at the No. 1 position where they are 5-2 this spring in duals, they are 10-5 overall on the year.
- Look for the team of Leiws Roskilly and Thomas Tenreiro to start picking up steam on court two where they are 0-1 after going 4-1 last fall.
FOUR-TIME MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPS
- Greg Patton is in his 20th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 431-173 overall in team duals, his career mark is 781-366 in 36 years.
- His 782 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.
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.
TENREIRO AND MITCHELL RANKED REGIONALLY FOR SINGLES
- 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.
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.
- There are currently 17 schools on the Broncos’ schedule who either are ranked or have been at some point this year.
- Boise State has already defeated then ranked No. 69 San Francisco 4-3 (Jan. 23), No. 50 Indiana (Feb. 20) and No. 69 UC Irvine (March 3) ... the Broncos have lost at No. 5 Texas A&M (Jan. 24), at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Jan. 30), at No. 37 Oregon (Feb. 21), No. 14 South Florida (Feb. 25) and No. 48 Auburn ... the rankings were at the time of the contests.
- Other schools the Broncos have faced but were not ranked at the time of the match include a victory over No. 72 Santa Clara (Feb. 7) and defeats at No. 53 Utah (Feb. 12) and No. 58 BYU (Feb. 13) ... rankings are from the most recent poll.
- The Broncos will still face: No. 52 UC Santa Barbara (March 23), No. 63 New Mexico (April 3) and No. 71 Utah State (March 19).
- Other schools on the schedule that have been ranked include: Mountain West members Fresno State (April 8) and San Diego State (April 15), as well as Cal Poly (March 26).