March 22, 2016
Boise State (9-8) at No. 51 UC Santa Barbara (9-4)
Santa Barbara, Calif.
March 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. (Mountain)
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Boise State (9-8) at No. 67 Cal Poly (8-6)
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
March 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. (Mountain)
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PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK
- Boise State continues spring break on the road this week traveling to central California to face two nationally ranked opponents. The action begins at 2 p.m. (Mountain) Wednesday afternoon at 51st-ranked UC Santa Barbara and concludes Saturday afternoon at San Luis Obispo, Calif., against the 67th-ranked Cal Poly Mustangs at 1 p.m. (Mountain).
- Boise State enters the encounter at 9-8 overall. The Broncos saw a two-match win streak end last Saturday (March 19) with a tough 4-3 loss at Utah State in their Mountain West Conference opener ... that was preceded with victories over then-69th-ranked UC Irvine 4-3 in San Diego on March 3 and a 5-2 win at home over Michigan State (March 12).
- The Broncos are looking for only their second true road victory of the season on Saturday after going 1-6 in seven 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.
- This week’s opponents will be the 10th and 11th ITA nationally ranked teams Boise State has faced this season going 3-6 in the previous nine encounters.
REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS THIS WEEK
- UC Santa Barbara enters the match 3-1 at home, 9-4 overall and winners of three straight, they are ranked 51st nationally by the ITA ... the Gauchos are led by the doubles team of Nathan Eshmade and Miles Seemann ranked 34th nationally.
- Cal Poly is ranked 67th nationally and enters the week at 8-6 overall and 7-1 at home ... no Mustangs are ranked nationally in singles or doubles.
TOP BRONCO DOUBLES TEAM
- Kyle Butters: The freshman from New Zealand is 13-10 in singles matches and 11-5 in doubles.
- Brian Foley: The senior is 9-9 in singles and 6-11 in doubles.
- Tillman Haynes: The freshman from Texas is 5-4 in singles and 4-1 in doubles.
- Abe Hewko: The junior is currently 10-12 singles and 9-8 in doubles competition.
- Toby Mitchell: The senior from England has a 9-13 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 9-5 in singles and 8-8 in doubles.
- Lewis Roskilly: The sophomore from England is 7-10 in singles and 7-12 in doubles.
- Thomas Tenreiro: The senior is 10-1 in singles this year and 8-3 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 432-174 overall in team duals, his career mark is 782-367 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.
- 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.