Broncos Host San Diego State and UNLV
March 28, 2018

Match 18: San Diego State (3-15, 1-0 MW) at Boise State (7-10, 0-1 MW)

  • Location: Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
  • Date | Time: March 29 (Thursday) | 6 p.m. (MT)
  • Admission: Free
  • PARKING: West Albertsons Stadium Parking Lot (free if you use kiosk, pick tennis option)
Match 19: UNLV (9-7, 0-2 MW) at Boise State (7-10, 0-1 MW)
  • Location: Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
  • Date | Time: April 1 (Sunday) | 12 p.m. (MT)
  • Admission: Free
  • PARKING: West Albertsons Stadium Parking Lot (free if you use kiosk, pick tennis option)


WHAT’S HAPPENING:
Boise State returns home for Mountain West Conference action hosting San Diego State at 6 p.m. (Mountain) on Thursday, followed by UNLV at noon on Sunday, both matches are scheduled for the Appleton Tennis Center weather permitting. The Broncos have won six of their last eight contests and four-straight at home. They are looking to carry that momentum into conference play this weekend against the Aztecs and Rebels.

THIS WEEK’S OPPONENTS: The San Diego State Aztecs bring a 3-15 overall record and 1-0 MW mark to Boise. The Aztecs are coming off a 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington at home on Tuesday that snapped an eight-match losing streak. SDSU has played one league match to date a 4-3 win at UNLV in February.

UNLV is currently 9-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play with losses to San Diego State (4-3) at home and on the road at Utah State (4-1) last weekend. The Rebels have lost two straight and host Cal Poly on Wednesday before traveling to Boise for Sunday’s match with the Broncos.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State fell 4-0 at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., last Sunday (March 25) in its lone match of the week. Kyle Butters led the Broncos against the Mustangs leading his singles match on court two 7-5, 3-2 when it was discontinued with the clinching of the team victory. In addition to Butters leading his contest on court two when the match was stopped, Pedro Platzeck had forced his match into a third set after dropping the first set, he won the second set and was trailing in the third when its was abandoned.

LEADING IN SINGLES: In singles play the Broncos are led by Jack Heslin and Kyle Butters who are playing the No. 1 and 2 positions. Ryland McDermott (7-8) and Pedro Platzeck (10-10) have the top overall singles records on the year. Platzeck is 6-3 in his last 10 singles matches (the 10 includes matches that were abandoned) to lead the team, while Wyatt DeMulling is 5-3 and Kyle Butters 4-3.

LEADING IN DOUBLES: There has been a lot of experimenting with the lineup in doubles this year because of youth, new faces and injuries. The top doubles tandem has been Platzeck and Stefan Lalovic who are currently 15-10 together, Ryland McDermott and Matteo Tinelli are 6-3, while Max Blancaneaux and Harvey Shackleton are 6-2.

GENERAL PATTON: The “General,” head coach Greg Patton enters the year ranked No. 1 in career wins nationally among active collegiate coaches and fourth all-time at 806-400. His win percentage is .668 all-time and .685 at Boise State (455-209).


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