Broncos Host Utah State on Saturday
Boise State closes the regular season Saturday night at 6 p.m. vs the Aggies.
April 21, 2017
NEXT UP FOR MEN'S TENNIS
MATCH-UP: Utah State (19-8, 5-1 MW) at Boise State (5-22, 1-5 MW)
- Date & Time: April 22 (Saturday) | at 6 p.m. (MT)
- Location: at Boise, Idaho
- Facility (if weather is good): Appleton Tennis Center, on campus next to Taco Bell Arena
- Facility (if it rains): Boas Indoor Tennis Center, 1507 S. Oakland Ave
- LIVE UPDATES
- Parking for all 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 ... this does not include the Mountain West Championship April 28-30 at the Appleton Tennis Center.
- The Boise State Athletics marketing department will be offering fans free sandwiches, bottled water and chips while supplies last.
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WHAT IS HAPPENING
- The Broncos (5-22, 1-5 MW) will close the regular season this Saturday night when they host the Utah State Aggies (19-8, 5-1 MW) at 6 p.m. (Mountain) at the Appleton Tennis Center, weather permitting.
- Coach Patton will be looking for his 800th career win as a collegiate coach needing one victory to reach the milestone.
RECENTLY FOR THE BRONCOS
- The Broncos were on the road for the last time during the regular season this past weekend traveling to Nevada and Fresno State.
- Boise State fell 4-2 against the Wolf Pack and was led by Kyle Butters who won at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with teammate Jack Heslin, also winning in doubles was the freshmen tandem of Ryland McDermott and Brian Tran. The Broncos claimed the doubles point 2-1 but could record only one win in singles.
- Boise State fell 4-1 at Fresno State on Saturday. The Broncos won the doubles point on wins by Greg Wischer and Pedro Platzeck on court two, as well as Ryland McDermott and Brian Tran on court three. Unfortunately, Fresno State, coached by Boise State alumnus Luke Shields, regrouped to take the first four singles matches completed to secure the win over the Broncos.
ABOUT THE BRONCOS
- Leading the way in singles for Boise State are Jack Heslin (So., Auckland, New Zealand) who is 18-13 overall and 11-10 in duals splitting time primarily between courts two and three ... Brian Tran (Fr., Greystanes, Australia) is 14-11 on the year and 11-10 in duals playing mostly at No. 2 and 3 singles ... Kyle Butters (So., Wanganui, New Zealand) has played No. 1 singles in nearly every match this year going 7-10 in duals to go with a 13-14 overall record this year.
- Leading the team in doubles play is the tandem of Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin who are 13-9 together playing and 6-6 at the number one position this spring.
- The Broncos have one of the youngest rosters in the NCAA featuring five sophomores and three freshmen, no upperclassmen.
ABOUT THE AGGIES
- Utah State enters the week ranked 43rd nationally with a 19-8 overall record and a 5-1 conference mark ... a win Saturday over the Broncos would give them back-to-back MW regular season titles.
- Three players have seen time at No. 1 singles with Kai Wehnelt seeing the most action going 7-8 with a 24-15 overall record on the year ... Jack Swindells has played primarily at No. 2 singles going 8-5 at the position and is 24-13 on the year.
- The team of Samuel Serrano and Kai Wehnelt are 11-7 at No. 1 doubles and 19-8 as a pair on the year.
NEXT UP: MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP COMES TO BOISE
- The 2017 Mountain West Conference Men's Tennis Championship Tournament will be held April 28-30 at Boise State's Appleton Tennis Center.
- This is the first time that the league's championship event has been in Boise.
- The Broncos have won four MW titles (2012-15) in their first five years as members of the conference.
- Greg Patton enters his 21st season at Boise State where he has posted a 448-196 record while winning 14 conference championships in three different conferences.
- This is the General's 37th season as a collegiate head coach ... Patton has put together an impressive 799-389 record, which currently ranks him first nationally for most wins by an active NCAA Division I men's tennis coach and fourth all-time.
- Since returning to Boise State in 2003, Patton guided the team to four-consecutive Mountain West Tournament Championships (2012-15) during its first four seasons in the conference. He also earned Western Athletic Conference titles in four of nine seasons (2003, 2005-07), as well as a WAC regular-season championship in 2009.