March 17, 2016
Boise State (9-7) at No. 58 Utah State (13-5, 0-1 MW)
Logan, Utah (The Sports Academy & Racquet Club)
March 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. (Mountain)
No Live Stats
LAST TIME OUT
- Boise State opens Mountain West Conference this Saturday when the Broncos head to Logan, Utah, to face the Utah State Aggies at 1 p.m. at the The Sports Academy & Racquet Club.
- Boise State enters the encounter at 9-7 overall and on a two-match win streak with victories over then-69th-ranked UC Irvine 4-3 in San Diego on March 3 and most recently a 5-2 win at home over Michigan State last Saturday.
- The Broncos are looking for only their second true road victory of the season on Saturday after going 1-5 in six previous matches on the opponent’s court ... Boise State is 4-7 overall away from Boise which includes a 3-2 record at neutral sites.
- The Aggies are the ninth ITA nationally ranked team Boise State has faced this season going 3-5 in the previous eight encounters.
PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK
- Boise State is coming off a solid 5-2 victory over Michigan State from the Big Ten Conference last Saturday in Boise.
- Pedro Platzeck’s straight set win at No. 5 singles clinched the match for Boise State as the Broncos defeated Michigan State 5-2 March 12th in Boise.
- Boise State won the doubles point and collected singles victories by Kyle Butters, Brian Foley, Platzeck and Thomas Tenreiro to get the win over the Big Ten’s Spartans.
REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS THIS WEEK
- Boise State opens spring break with a trip to Utah State this Saturday for a 1 p.m. encounter with the Aggies who are coached by Bronco alumnus Clancy Shields.
- The Aggies are 13-5 overall and 0-1 in MW play.
- Utah State saw a six-match win streak snapped last Saturday in a 4-1 loss at No. 63 New Mexico to open the Aggies league season.
- Jaime Barajas is 8-5 playing number one singles and 17-7 overall to lead the Aggies ... Jonas Maier is 7-6 on court two and 17-10 overall.
TOP BRONCO DOUBLES TEAM
- Kyle Butters: The freshman from New Zealand is 12-10 in singles matches and 11-5 in doubles.
- Brian Foley: The senior is 9-8 in singles and 6-10 in doubles.
- Tillman Haynes: The freshman from Texas is 5-4 in singles and 4-1 in doubles.
- Abe Hewko: The junior is currently 9-12 singles and 9-8 in doubles competition.
- Toby Mitchell: The senior from England has a 9-12 singles record and 11-5 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 9-4 in singles and 8-7 in doubles.
- Lewis Roskilly: The sophomore from England is 7-10 in singles and 7-11 in doubles.
- Thomas Tenreiro: The senior is 9-1 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 6-2 this spring in duals, they are 11-5 overall on the year.
FOUR-TIME MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPS
- Greg Patton is in his 20th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 432-173 overall in team duals, his career mark is 782-366 in 36 years.
- His 783 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 opened the 2016 team dual season ranked in the ITA Intermountain Region for singles.
- Tenreiro started the season ranked fourth regionally, while Mitchell began 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 (Feb. 27) ... 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 Santa Clara (Feb. 7) who has been in and out of the rankings; along with defeats at current No. 74 Utah (Feb. 12) and No. 59 BYU (Feb. 13).
- The Broncos will still face: No. 58 Utah State (March 19), No. 50 UC Santa Barbara (March 23), No. 73 Cal Poly (March 26), No. 56 New Mexico (April 3) and No. 75 San Diego State (April 15).
- Other schools on the schedule that have been ranked include: Mountain West member Fresno State (April 8).