April 7, 2017
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State men's tennis team fell in the opening dual of a weekend homestand, 4-1, to the New Mexico Lobos, Friday night at Appleton Tennis Center.
The loss dropped the Broncos to 4-19 on the season, and 1-2 in Mountain West play.
Sophomore Kyle Butters notched the lone win for the blue and orange with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bart Van Leijsen at No. 1 in singles. Butters is now 11-14 on the season.
The Lobos started the dual by taking the doubles points with victories in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. The Bronco tandem of Pedro Platzeck and Brian Tran lost 6-1 on court one, while Jack Heslin and Greg Wischer fell 6-4 on court two.
The No. 3 pair of Butters and Ryland McDermott were leading 5-3 in their contest before play was stopped.
New Mexico added to its lead with victories at the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions in singles play to clinch the match.
Boise State will continue the homestand Sunday with a double header against Air Force and Idaho. The Air Force dual will begin at 9:30 a.m. while the dual against Air Force will begin at 3:30 p.m.
New Mexico (8-10, 2-1 MW) at Boise State (4-19, 1-2 MW)
April 7, 2017 at Boise, Idaho
(Appleton Outdoor Tennis Center)
New Mexico 4, Boise State 1
1. Hernandez-Tong,Ricky/Perrin, Lawrence (NM) def. Pedro Platzeck/Brian Tran (BSU) 6-1
2. West, Dominic/Van eijsen, Bart (NM) def. Jack Heslin/Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-4
3. Kyle Butters/Ryland McDermott (BSU) vs. Baklini, Sean/Jauregui, Rodolfo (NM) 5-3, unfinished
Order of finish: 1,2
1. Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Van Leijsen, Bart (NM) 6-3, 6-2
2. Brian Tran (BSU) vs. Hernandez-Tong,Ricky (NM) 3-6, 5-6, unfinished
3. Jack Heslin (BSU) vs. West, Dominic (NM) 3-6, 4-5, unfinished
4. Perrin, Lawrence (NM) def. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) 6-1, 7-5
5. Jauregui, Rodolfo (NM) def. Morgan Stone (BSU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Escutia, Jorge (NM) def. Greg Wischer (BSU) 6-1, 6-4
Order of finish: 5,6,1,4