Simon Arca Costas, Sept. 2018
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Men's Tennis Courtesy: Boise State Athletics

Arca Costas Advances to Singles Final at Duck Invite

Freshman Simon Arca Costas won two matches Saturday to reach the Yellow Flight title match.

EUGENE, Ore. - Boise State freshman Simon Arca Costas swept a pair of matches Saturday to reach Sunday's singles championship at the Duck Invitational at Eugene, Ore. Arca Costas was one of three Broncos who reached the quarterfinals of their respective singles flights, but was the only one to advance out of the round. The freshman from Spain defeated Portland State's Sam Roberts 6-3, 2-0 (retire), then rallied from one set down to defeat Oregon's Evan Felcher in the semifinals 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. He will face Portland's Eleftherios Neos in the Yellow Flight final Sunday morning.

Simon Stenlund also advanced to the Yellow Flight's quarterfinals with Arca Costas where he met Portland's Neos falling in two sets 6-3, 6-2. Stenlund then played a pick-up match later Saturday afternoon defeating Portland State's Sahal Bukhari 6-2, 6-3. 

Senior Maximilien Blancaneaux reached the Green Flight's quarterfinals where he fell in three Saturday morning to Portland's Carlos Donat 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. 

Wyatt DeMulling made it to the Green Flight's consolation quarterfinals Saturday where he rallied from losing the first set to force it into a pro-set third before falling 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) to Tom Hann from Portland. DeMulling played pick-up match in the afternoon where he rallied once again from a set down, but this time he defeated Portland's Issa Yoshida 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-4).


Boise State's Saturday Results

Doubles Scores
CQF. Souza/Roberts (PSU) def. Blancaneaux/Stenlund (BSU)* 8-6

Green Flight Main Draw
QF. Donat (UP) def. Blancaneaux (BSU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Green Flight Consolation
CQF. Hann (UP) def. DeMulling (BSU)* 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-4)

Yellow Flight Main Draw
QF. Eleftherios Neos (UP) def. Stenlund (BSU) 6-3, 6-2
QF. Arca (BSU) def. Sam Roberts (PSU) 6-3, 2-0 (ret.)
SF. Arca (BSU) def. Evan Felcher (UO) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Pick-Up Matches
Stenlund (BSU) def. Sahal Bukhari (PSU) 6-2, 6-3
DeMulling (BSU) def. Issa Yoshida (UP)* 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-4)

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