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I am so thrilled to be able to be able to bring our young team back to Boise for some home matches.  We have been through a gauntlet lately with trips to UCLA for the National Kick Off tournament and then to Chicago to take on #7 Northwestern and Ivy league Powerhouse Harvard.  So getting to come back to the sweet confines of Boise even with the remnants of more snow then we could ever imagine is pure Heaven.
 
What makes this weekend so special is the fact that it will be the only time we will be playing at home till March 28.  So we are going to make the most of  our precious time at Home Sweet Home this weekend.
 
It is a very special homestand for us, for we will be playing at the new Eagle Tennis Club (adjacent to State Street in Eagle).
 
We are kicking off the matches with a double header on Saturday, Feb. 11. 
Saturday, Feb. 11
10am  Boise State vs. Idaho State 
6pm   Boise State vs. BYU
 
Sunday will be a monumental historic match for both the Men's and Women's teams will be playing team matches at the same time at the same site. The is the first time in the History of Bronco Tennis that both the men and women have been able to play simultaneously at the same site.  
You got to see the Youth Brigades of our two teams with such a promising future at the same time on the same four year path. 
 
The Eagle Tennis Club is having their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this Sunday followed by our matches at 1:30pm.
 
Boise State Men vs. Utah
Boise State Women vs. Idaho State
 
You got to check it out, for you are going to see the future of Bronco tennis for the next four years when they started their climb to the Peak of Collegiate Tennis. 
Both the Men's and Women's teams have four players playing in their first year of collegiate tennis. They are wide eyed, fearless, and have a youthful exuberance that is intoxicating. 
We are at the foot of a three/four year climb up the peak of college excellence. 
What an opportunity, the same team for three to four years, the possibilities of this group of young men is so abundant especially with all the experiences that they can learn from.
 
Boise State Hosts Idaho State, BYU and Utah 

 

THIS WEEK FOR MEN'S TENNIS
Broncos Home for Three

 

  • Location: Eagle, Idaho
  • Facility:  Eagle Tennis Club | 1650 E Riverside Dr, Eagle | (208) 938-3015
  • Admission: Free

Feb. 11Saturday

 

  • Idaho State (2-2) at Boise State (1-6)  |  at 10 a.m. (MT)  |  No Live Updates
  • Brigham Young (5-3) at Boise State (1-6) | at 6 p.m. (MT) | No Live Updates

Feb. 12Sunday

 

  • Utah (6-1) at Boise State (1-6)  |  at 1:30 p.m. (MT)  |  No Live Updates

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WHAT IS HAPPENING

 

  • Boise State returns home to host a trio of matches this weekend at the Eagle Tennis Club at Eagle, Idaho.
  • The action starts with a doubleheader on Saturday featuring the Broncos (1-6) and Idaho State Bengals (2-2) at 10 a.m., followed by Boise State and Brigham Young at6 p.m.
  • The weekend wraps-up on Sunday when the Broncos host the Utah Utes at 1:30 p.m. in a simultaneous doubleheader with the women's team who will be playing Idaho State at the same time. This is a first in Boise State tennis history.

LAST TIME OUT

 

  • The Broncos traveled to the midwest to Evanston, Ill., last weekend where they played No. 9 Northwestern and Harvard. The young Broncos squad lost in both encounters falling 4-0 to their host Northwestern on Friday (Feb. 3), before falling 7-0 to Harvard on Sunday (Feb. 5).

NEXT UP

 

  • Boise State will hit the road for one match on Sunday (Feb. 19) at Santa Clara.

LEADING THE BRONCOS

 

  • Boise State is currently being led by sophomore transfer Jack Heslin (Auckland, New Zealand) who has accumulated a 10-6 overall record in singles and 3-3 mark during the spring duals playing primarily at the No. 3 position.
  • Kyle Butters, a sophomore from Wanganui, New Zealand, has been playing at No. 1 singles where he is 1-4 this spring, he is 7-8 on the year.
  • Freshman Brian Tran is competing at No. 2 singles where he is 2-4 during the duals season and 5-5 overall on the year.
  • The doubles team of Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin has been the most successful combination this year going 6-3 overall.

PRESEASON RANKINGS

 

  • Boise State's doubles team of Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin, The Kiwi Konnection, enter the spring semester ranked 51st nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
  • The Boise State sophomore tandem went 6-2 as a doubles team last fall and advanced to the title match at the ITA Mountain Region Championship in Las Vegas, Nev., in October. They came within one victory of advancing to the ITA National Indoor Championship.
  • The duo also enters the year ranked second in the ITA Mountain Region.
  • Butters, a sophomore from Wanganui, New Zealand, enters the spring duals ranked 10th in singles for the ITA Mountain Region, while Heslin, a sophomore from Auckland, New Zealand, starts ranked 17th.

REBUILDING YEAR

 

  • This will be viewed as a rebuilding year for the Broncos men's tennis team as Boise State features one of the youngest NCAA Division I squads in the country with no upperclassmen, seniors or juniors, playing this year.
  • The 2017 active roster features five sophomores and three freshmen.
  • The sophomore class includes: Kyle Butters (Wanganui, New Zealand), Jack Heslin (Auckland, New Zealand), Pedro Platzeck (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Morgan Stone(Marietta, Ga.) and Greg Wischer Grand Forks, N.D.).
  • The freshmen class includes: Ryland McDermott (Las Vegas, Nev.), Harvey Shackleton (Hertfordshire, England) and Brian Tran (Greystanes, Australia).
  • Lewis Roskilly, a junior from Stevenage, England, will not compete this year.

THE GENERAL, Greg Patton

 

  • Greg Patton enters his 21st season at Boise State where he has posted a 444-180 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 795-373 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.
  • During Patton's 20-year tenure with the Broncos he has coached five players to All-America status, including Luke Shields twice in singles (2005 and 2007) and once in doubles (2005), Thomas Schoeck in doubles (2005) with Shields, Guillame Bouvier in singles (2004), as well as the doubles team of Ernesto Diaz and Albin Polonyi (1996).

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
Boise State Men's Tennis Coach
1910 University Dr 
Boise, ID 83725
cell 208 484-2432

www.broncosports.com 

MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONS   2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

WAC Tennis Champions          2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Big West Tennis Champions    1997, 1999, 2000
Big Sky Tennis Champions      1993, 1994, 1995, 1996



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