March 29, 2018
BOISE, Idaho - Mattia Bedolo's three-set win at No. 4 singles clinched the 4-1 team victory for Boise State over San Diego State in a Mountain West Conference men's tennis match Thursday evening. The Broncos' win improved them to 8-10 overall and 1-1 in MW play. Boise State has now won seven of their last nine contests and five straight at home.
Boise State took the early momentum taking the team doubles point 2-1 with wins by the teams of Jack Heslin and Kyle Butters on court one and Stefan Lalovic and Pedro Platzeck at the No. 2 position. The Broncos then put the match away with singles victories by Jack Heslin, Maximilien Blancaneaux and Bedolo, respectively.
In doubles Heslin and Butters were the first to finish defeating SDSU's Nicholas Mitchell and Arnaud Restifo 6-2 on court one. After the Aztecs pulled even with a win at No. 3 doubles, the Broncos' tandem of Lalovic and Platzeck brought the team point home with a 6-4 victory on court two over Jan Kirchhoff and Raul de la Torre.
San Diego State earned its lone team point with a win at No. 2 singles to even the match at 1-1. Jack Heslin gave the Broncos back a one point lead (2-1) won he dispatched San Diego State's Restifo in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
Boise State's advantage grew to two at 3-1 when Blancaneaux won on court five. The junior from France won the first set, then rallied from 4-1 down in the second to win the match 6-4, 6-4 over SDSU's Rafael Gonzalez Almazan.
The clincher then came at No. 4 singles from Bedolo. The Italian won the first set but was forced into a third after the Aztecs' Jan Kirchhoff rallied and took set two. Bedolo claimed the match and team victory when he dominated the third set winning 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Boise State will be back in action at noon on Sunday when the Broncos host the UNLV Rebels.
San Diego State (3-16, 1-1 MW) at Boise State (8-10, 1-1 MW)
March 29, 2018 at Boise, Idaho (Appleton Tennis Center)
Boise State 4, San Diego State 1
1. Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Arnaud Restifo (SDSU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Ignacio Martinez (SDSU) def. Kyle Butters (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) vs. Sander Andersen (SDSU) 5-7, 6-4, 2-0 DNF
4. Mattia Bedolo (BSU) def. Jan Kirchhoff (SDSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
5. Max Blancaneaux (BSU) def. R. Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) vs. Raul de la Torre (SDSU) 6-7 (7-9), 6-1, 2-1 DNF
Order of finish: 2,1,5,4
1. Kyle Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Nicholas Mitchell/Arnaud Restifo (SDSU) 6-2
2. Stefan Lalovic/Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Jan Kirchhoff/Raul de la Torre (SDSU) 6-4
3. Sander Andersen/R. Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) def. Mattia Bedolo/Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) 6-4
Order of finish: 1,3,2