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Boise State Hits the Road for Final Regular Season Trip
Thursday, 04/13/2017
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Broncos play at Nevada on Friday and Fresno State on Saturday.

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NEXT UP FOR MEN’S TENNIS

MATCH 26: Boise State (5-20, 1-3 MW) at Nevada (7-9, 2-2 MW)
Date & Time: April 14 (Friday) | at 1 p.m. (MT)
Location: at Reno, Nev. (McArthur Tennis Center)
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MATCH 27: Boise State (5-20, 1-3 MW) at Fresno State (13-11, 3-1 MW)
Date & Time: April 15 (Saturday) | at 7 p.m. (MT)
Location: at Fresno, Calif. (Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center)
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WHAT IS HAPPENING

  • The Broncos (5-20, 1-3 MW) are on the road for the final time during the regular season this weekend when they travel to Reno, Nev., for a 1 p.m. (Mountain) start versus the Nevada Wolf Pack (7-9, 2-2 MW). That will be followed by an encounter at Fresno State (13-11, 3-1 MW) at 7 p.m. (Mountain) in Fresno, Calif., on Saturday.

     

  • Coach Patton is looking for his 800th career win as a collegiate coach needing one victory to reach the milestone.

     

RECENTLY FOR THE BRONCOS

  • The Broncos concluded a six-match homestand this past weekend going 1-2 falling to New Mexico 4-1 and Air Force 4-2 before bouncing back to defeat Idaho 4-3.

     

  • Kyle Butters led Boise State during the week going 2-1 in singles and 3-0 in doubles. Jack Heslin went 2-0 in singles, while Brian Tran was 2-1.

     

  • In the win versus the Vandals on April 9 the Broncos won the doubles point and recorded singles victories by Butters, Heslin and Pedro Platzeck who earned the decisive win that clinched the team victory. 

     

ABOUT THE BRONCOS

  • Leading the way in singles for Boise State are Jack Heslin (So., Auckland, New Zealand) who is 18-12 overall and 11-9 in duals splitting time primarily between courts two and three ... Brian Tran (Fr., Greystanes, Australia) is 14-10 on the year and 11-9 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 6-10 in duals to go with a 12-14 overall record this year. 

     

  • Leading the team in doubles play is the tandem of Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin who are 12-8 together ... but the lineup has fluctuated lately with Pedro Platzeck and Brian Tran (4-7 overall) playing at No. 1, while Kyle Butters and Ryland McDermott (5-2) have played together with Heslin paired with Greg Wischer (1-3). 

     

  • The Broncos have one of the youngest rosters in the NCAA featuring five sophomores and three freshmen, no upperclassmen.

     

ABOUT THE WOLF PACK

  • Nevada enters the match at 7-9 overall and 2-2 in conference play ... last weekend Nevada fell 4-1 at UNLV, before bouncing back to defeat San Diego State 4-3 on the road. 

     

  • Julien Evrard has played most of the team dual season t No. 1 singles where he is 4-11 to go with a 13-18 overall record on the year ... four players have played at No. 2 singles led by Robert Margitfalvi who is 3-3 at both the second and third positions, he is 12-12 on the year. 

     

  • Augustin Delahodde and Julien Evrard are the top doubles tandem for the Wolf Pack going 5-6 at No. 1 doubles. 

     

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS

  • Fresno State is coached by Boise State alumnus Luke Shields .... the Bulldogs enter the weekend 13-11 overall and 3-1 in MW play ... they are coming off a 4-0 win at San Diego State and a 4-1 loss at UNLV last week.

     

  • No individual stats are available for the Bulldogs. 

     

NEXT UP ON SCHEDULE

  • The Broncos will close the regular season next Saturday (April 22) at home against the Utah State Aggies at 6 p.m.

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.

     

COACH PATTON

  • Greg Patton enters his 21st season at Boise State where he has posted a 448-194 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 799-387 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.


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