Broncos Host Idaho in Home Finale
April 20, 2018

THIS WEEK’S MATCH INFORMATION

Match 26: Idaho (12-7) at Boise State (9-17)
Location: Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
Date | Time: April 21 (Saturday) | 12 p.m. (MT)
Admission: Free
Parking: West Albertsons Stadium Parking Lot (free if you use kiosk, pick tennis option)


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WHAT’S HAPPENING: Boise State (9-17) will close the 2018 regular season with its home finale against the rival Idaho Vandals at 6 p.m. (Mountain) at the Appleton Tennis Center in Boise. The Broncos will head to San Diego, Calif., next week for the Mountain West Conference Championship.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State just completed its final regular season road trip of the season this past week going 0-3 overall, including two tight losses. Boise State opened with a 4-1 loss at Denver, followed by a 4-2 loss at Air Force and a tough 4-3 defeat at New Mexico. Boise State was led by junior Jack Heslin who went undefeated (3-0) at No. 1 singles during the week. Pedro Platzeck split going 1-1 overall with a win against New Mexico.

THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: The Idaho Vandals enter the week at 12-7 overall and winners of six of the last seven matches, including three straight over Southern Utah (5-2), Idaho State (5-2) and Eastern Washington (4-3).

LEADING IN SINGLES: In singles play the Broncos are led by Jack Heslin (9-9 at No. 1) and Kyle Butters (5-5 at No. 2) who are playing the top two positions. Pedro Platzeck (13-13) has the top overall singles records on the year.

LEADING IN DOUBLES: The doubles lineup has seen a lot of experimenting over the course of the season because of youth, new faces and injuries. The top doubles tandem has been Platzeck and Stefan Lalovic who are currently 19-14 and 8-7 at the No. 2 position. Butters and Jack Heslin have played No. 1 doubles most of the season and are 9-10 on court one, while Max Blancaneaux and Harvey Shackleton are 7-3.

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 808-407. His win percentage is .665 all-time and .679 at Boise State (457-216).


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