April 14, 2016
San Diego State (7-11, 2-0 MW) at No. 68 Boise State (14-9, 3-2 MW)
Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
April 15, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain)
UNLV (9-7, 3-0 MW) at No. 68 Boise State (14-9, 3-2 MW)
Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
April 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. (Mountain)
- Boise State continues its six match homestand this week against San Diego State (7-11, 2-0 MW) at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain) on Friday at the Appleton Tennis Center on campus.
- The weekend’s action will continue on Sunday when the UNLV Rebels (9-7, 3-0 MW) come to town for an 11 a.m. encounter at the Appleton Tennis Center.
- Boise State enters the week ranked 68th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) at 14-9 overall and 3-2 in league ... the Broncos are 6-1 at home this season.
- The Broncos have won seven of their last nine contests overall.
- 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.
RECENTLY FOR THE BRONCOS
- Boise State returned home for the first time in four weeks where the Broncos split a pair of Mountain West Conference matches defeating Fresno State 4-2 on Friday before falling to Nevada 4-3 on Sunday.
- Toby Mitchell won in three sets against Fresno State to hand Boise State its fifth straight victory ... with Fresno State pulling to within one point at 3-2, Mitchell put the match away when he defeated the Bulldogs’ Euan McIntosh 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
- Boise State began the night winning the doubles point, then followed with singles victories by Kyle Butters at No. 4, Thomas Tenreiro at No. 2 and Mitchell’s clincher at No. 3 singles.
- On Sunday versus Nevada, Boise State started out slow dropping the doubles point and never quite recovered as the Broncos’ rally attempt came up short against the Wolf Pack in a surprising 4-3 loss.
- The Broncos collected singles wins from Kyle Butters, Toby Mitchell and Brian Foley during their rally effort.
- The loss was the first at home and snapped a five-match win streak for Boise State.
OPPONENT(S) PREVIEW FOR THIS WEEK
- The Aztecs (7-11, 2-0 MW) have been off since a 4-0 win at Nevada on April 1, after rain canceled matches against Air Force and New Mexico last weekend ... The Aztecs have opened Mountain West play with a 2-0 mark after posting 4-3 and 4-0 wins, respectively, at Fresno State and Nevada ... Hendrik Jebens leads SDSU in singles with an 8-4 overall mark playing primarily at No. 2, Milen Ianakiev is 8-7 overall while playing mostly on court three.
- UNLV opens the weekend at league leading Utah State on Friday before traveling to Boise for Sunday’s encounter ... the Rebels have won four of their last five matches including a 5-2 loss at Cal Poly on April 11 in UNLV’s most recent action ... Jakob Amilon leads UNLV with a 16-6 overall record and a 11-5 mark at No. 1 singles during dual team play.
REPRESENTING THE BRONCOS THIS WEEK
- Kyle Butters: Butters has a team-best nine match win streak in singles going and is 19-10 overall and 14-7 in doubles.
- Brian Foley: The senior is now 13-11 overall and 8-15 in doubles.
- Abe Hewko: The junior is currently 11-14 singles and 11-10 in doubles competition.
- Toby Mitchell: The senior from England is now 14-14 singles record and 14-7 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 11-7 in singles and 8-9 in doubles.
- Lewis Roskilly: The sophomore from England is 8-11 in singles and 9-15 in doubles.
- Thomas Tenreiro: The senior is 7-2 in spring duals at No. 2 singles, 14-3 in singles this year and 10-6 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.
TOP BRONCO DOUBLES TEAM
- Kyle Butters and Toby Mitchell lead Boise State in doubles playing at the No. 1 position where they are 9-4 this spring in duals, they are 14-7 overall on the year ... they are the sixth ranked team in the ITA Mountain Region.
- Greg Patton is in his 20th season as head coach at Boise State where he is 437-175 overall in team duals, his career mark is 788-368 in 36 years.
- His 788 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.
FOUR-TIME MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPS
- 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.
NCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
- 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.