Boise State Begins Six Match Homestand
Broncos host Fresno State and Nevada this weekend at Appleton Tennis Center.
Toby Mitchell is the reigning MW Player of the Week.
April 6, 2016
Fresno State (8-11, 0-2 MW) at No. 64 Boise State (13-8, 2-1 MW)
Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
April 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. (Mountain)
Nevada (4-12, 0-2 MW) at No. 64 Boise State (13-8, 2-1 MW)
Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
April 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. (Mountain)
- Parking for both matches 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.
ADMISSION to all Boise State tennis matches is free.
RECENTLY FOR THE BRONCOS
- Boise State returns home for the first time in four weeks when they begin a regular season ending six-match homestand on Friday against the Fresno State Bulldogs (8-11, 0-2 MW), the contest will start at 6 p.m. (Mountain) at the Appleton Tennis Center on campus.
- The weekend’s action will continue on Sunday when the Nevada Wolf Pack (4-12, 0-2 MW) come to town for a 2 p.m. encounter at the Appleton Tennis Center.
- Boise State enters the weekend ranked 64th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) at 13-8 overall and 2-1 in league ... the Broncos are undefeated at home this season with a 5-0 record.
- The Broncos have won four straight, all on the road, and six of their last seven contests.
- Boise State finished its regular season road schedule at 5-6 when playing on the opponents’ home courts and went 8-8 overall which includes neutral site matches.
- The blue and orange has played 12 ITA nationally ranked teams so far this season going 6-6 in those encounters, including three straight wins over No. 51 UC Santa Barbara, No. 67 Cal Poly and No. 70 New Mexico.
MITCHELL NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Boise State closed out its regular season road schedule in impressive fashion last weekend sweeping a pair of Mountain West Conference contests beating Air Force 6-1 and New Mexico 4-1.
- Toby Mitchell’s three-set singles victory handed Boise State the victory at Air Force ... after dropping the doubles point, Boise State rallied with a dominating performance in singles sweeping all six matches with victories by Kyle Butters, Thomas Tenreiro, Brian Foley, Toby Mitchell, Lewis Roskilly and Pedro Platzeck, respectively.
- Mitchell also turned in the clinching win in Boise State’s win at New Mexico ... Boise State won the doubles point then followed with singles victories by Butters, Foley and Mitchell to claim the match.
BUTTERS NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Toby Mitchell was named this week’s Mountain West Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week as announced by the league office Wednesday (April 6) afternoon ... that gives Boise State back-to-back MW Players of the Week.
- The senior from Somerset, England, helped Boise State to a sweep last week over Air Force and No. 70 New Mexico on the road, recording the match clinching singles victory in both wins.
- He went a combined 3-1 overall going 1-1 at No. 1 doubles and 2-0 at No. 3 singles.
OPPONENT(S) PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK
- Boise State freshman Kyle Butters was named this week’s Mountain West Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
- Butters led Boise State to a pair of road upsets over nationally ranked opponents, 4-3 at No. 51 UC Santa Barbara (March 23) and 4-3 at No. 67 Cal Poly (March 26), recording the match clinching victory in each contest.
- He went a combined 3-1 overall going 1-1 at No. 1 doubles and 2-0 at No. 4 singles.
REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS THIS WEEK
- Boise State alumnus Luke Shields brings his Fresno State Bulldogs to town Friday afternoon with a 8-12 overall record on 0-2 conference mark ... the Bulldogs are coming off a 4-3 homestand which ended last weekend with a pair of MW losses to San Diego State and UNLV, both by 4-3 scores ... Fresno State’s doubles team of Mantas Bugailiskis and Euan McIntosh (10-2) are ranked 62nd nationally ... McIntosh has seen the most sction at No. 1 singles going 6-7 and 9-7 overall in duals.
- Nevada comes to town with a 4-12 overall mark and 0-2 league record ... the Wolf Pack have lost four straight including a pair of MW matches at home last weekend to San Diego State and UNLV, both by 4-0 scores ... Ryan Andrada leads the team playing at No. 1 singles where he is 3-9 while going 8-12 overall this year.
TOP BRONCO DOUBLES TEAM
- Kyle Butters: Butters has a team-best seven match win streak in singles going and is 17-10 overall and 13-7 in doubles.
- Brian Foley: The senior won two big singles matches last weekend at Air Force and New Mexico is now 12-10 overall and 7-14 in doubles.
- Abe Hewko: The junior is currently 11-13 singles and 10-9 in doubles competition.
- Toby Mitchell: The senior from England won two matches recording the clinching points at both Air Force and New Mexico, he is now 12-14 singles record and 13-7 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 11-6 in singles and 8-9 in doubles.
- Lewis Roskilly: The sophomore from England is 8-10 in singles and 8-14 in doubles.
- Thomas Tenreiro: The senior saw his perfect spring singles record end last weekend at New Mexico making him 6-1 in spring duals at No. 2 singles, he is currently 13-2 in singles this year and 9-5 in doubles.
- Greg Wischer: The freshman is 2-1 in singles this year and 4-2 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 8-4 this spring in duals, they are 13-7 overall on the year ... they are the sixth ranked team in the ITA Intermountain Region.
FOUR-TIME MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPS
- Greg Patton is in his 20th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 436-174 overall in team duals, his career mark is 787-367 in 36 years.
- His 787 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.
- Boise State has played 12 teams to date that were ranked at the time of the match and is 6-6 in those contest including victories over then ranked No. 69 San Francisco 4-3 (Jan. 23), No. 50 Indiana 4-3 (Feb. 20), No. 69 UC Irvine 4-3 (March 3), No. 51 UC Santa Barbara 4-3 (March 23), No. 67 Cal Poly 4-3 (March 26) and No. 70 New Mexico 4-1 (April 3), all on the road.
- The Broncos have lost at No. 5 Texas A&M 4-0 (Jan. 24), at No. 18 Virginia Tech 7-0 (Jan. 30), at No. 37 Oregon 6-1 (Feb. 21), vs. No. 14 South Florida 4-0 (Feb. 25), vs. No. 48 Auburn 4-2 (Feb. 27) and at No. 58 Utah State 4-3 (March 19) ... all six were away from Boise and the rankings were at the time of the contest.
- Other schools who have been ranked, but were not at the time of the match with Boise State include: a home victory over Santa Clara 4-3 (Feb. 7), along with defeats at current No. 72 Utah 5-2 (Feb. 12) and No. 65 BYU 4-0 (Feb. 13).
- The Broncos will still face: Fresno State (April 8) and San Diego State (April 15) who are not currently ranked, but have both been in and out of the rankings this season.
The Last Meeting
April 23, 2015
The Last Meeting
April 26, 2015
Broncos Claim Fourth Straight MW Title
Boise State men's tennis won the 2015 Mountain West Championship Sunday, for its fourth consecutive title and improved to 11-0 all-time in the league tournament. The fifth-seeded Broncos (15-15) rallied with four wins in singles to defeat Nevada 4-3 in the championship match.