Patton Inks Three to NLIs
Dec. 2, 2015

Boise State head men’s tennis coach Greg Patton announced on Wednesday that the the four-time Mountain West Champions signed three recruits to National Letters of Intent. Pedro Platzeck Cavalcante will join the team for the spring semester in January, and next fall Ryland McDermott and Wyatt Demulling will arrive on campus.

“When I think of the addition of these three wonderful young men and their exciting talent, my vision of the future of our program becomes even brighter,” said Patton.

Platzeck Cavalcante – a native of Brazil but recently moved to Boca Raton, Fla. – was a singles quarterfinalist and a doubles semifinalist at the 2014 ITF Junior Panama Bowl. He also won the 2014 ITF Junior Copa Universidad Galileo in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

A staple on the International Futures Circuit, Platzeck Cavalcante reached the doubles quarterfinals or better in more than 10 tournaments between 2013 and 2014.

McDermott comes to Boise as a four-star recruit according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, who also has him as the No. 2-ranked singles player in the Intermountain Region. Along with being the top prep player in the state of Nevada, the Las Vegas native also has been ranked as high as No. 120 in the United States Tennis Association’s national rankings.

In addition, he won three state championships (two team titles and one in doubles) while competing for Coronado High School as a four-year varsity athlete. In the classroom he is in the top five percent of his senior class and will graduate next spring with an advanced honors diploma.

DeMulling hails from Burien, Wash., and is also a four-star recruit. The USTA slots him as the No. 78 player in the country and he is the No. 2-ranked singles player in the Pacific Northwest Region. He racked up a 32-19 career-singles record as a prep player, and played his high school tennis at Highline High School.

This past year at the Boy’s 18s Team National Championships both McDermott and DeMulling played No. 1 for their respective regions (Intermountain and Pacific Northwest).

The Broncos will open their spring schedule on Jan. 16 when they take on Grand Canyon at 11 a.m. at the indoor facility at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho, followed by another match that day at 6 p.m. with Montana State.


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