March 4, 2017
LA JOLLA, Calif. - Boise State men's tennis team has gone 4-3 after two days at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in La Jolla, Calif. The team of Pedro Platzeck and Greg Wischer led the six-man squad winning their first two matches by 8-2 scores to reach the round of 32 before falling 8-5 to the fourth-ranked team in the nation Lucas Gerch and Arjun Kadhe from Oklahoma State.
Kyle Butter and Jack Heslin recorded a win in the round of 128 downing UC Irvine's Mason Hansen and Tyler Pham 8-4, then fell in the next round to Cal's fifth-seeded duo of Andre Goransson and Tyler Browne 8-6.
Boise State's third pair of freshmen Harvey Shackleton and Ryland McDermott lost their first match in heartbreaking fashion 9-8(2) in a tiebreaker, then defeated a independent pair 8-2 in the consolation round of 32. Shackleton and McDermott are the only Boise State team remaining in the competition and play again Saturday morning.
Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club)
Boise State Results
R128 Pedro Platzeck/Greg Wischer (BSU) def. Matthew Phelps/Jim Purdy (Villanova) 8-2
R64 Pedro Platzeck/Greg Wischer (BSU) def. Alexander Chieffalo/ Jeffrey Melvin (Boston Col.) 8-2
R32. Lucas Gerch/ Arjun Kadhe (Oklahoma St.) def. Pedro Platzeck/Greg Wischer (BSU) 8-5
R128. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Mason Hansen/ Tyler Pham (UC Irvine) 8-4
R64. Andre Goransson/ Tyler W. Browne (Cal) def. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) 8-6
R128. Alex Scemanenco/Zachary Svajda (Independent) def. Ryland McDermott/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) 9-8(2)
C64. Ryland McDermott/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) adv. by walkover
C32. Ryland McDermott/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) def. Matthew Moses/Thomas Wright (Independent) 8-2