March 5, 2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Boise State men's tennis defeated the Villanova Wildcats 4-3 Sunday afternoon at San Diego to complete a successful weekend on the road. The dual victory was powered by winning the doubles point 2-0 with a win by the tandem of Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin along with Maximilien Blancaneaux and Harvey Shackleton's victory; as well as three singles victories by Butters, Wyatt DeMulling and Pedro Platzeck. The team win gave Boise State a weekend sweep of UC Davis and Villanova at the San Diego Tennis Club.
In the win over the Wildcats Boise State opened with a pair of doubles victories. Butters and Jack Heslin cruised past Villanova's No. 1 pair of Will Elmore and Stefan Suarez by a 6-1 score, while Blancaneaux and Shackleton added their fourth doubles victory of the weekend with a dominating 6-2 win on court three over Mike Czlonka and Tommy Mulfur.
Platzeck and Mattia Bedolo were leading their contest 5-3 on court two when it was abandoned with the clinching of the team point.
The Broncos and Wildcats split the six singles matches with the blue and orange recording straight-set victories on courts two, four and five. Butters stormed past Villanova's Tyler Roth 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. While DeMulling won easily as well downing Tommy Dodson 6-3, 6-1 on court four.
The final victory came from junior Pedro Platzeck who won his second straight singles match of the weekend with a dominating victory over the Wildcats' Tommy Mulfur 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 5 position.
Earlier Sunday morning, Blancaneaux and Shackleton completed their impressive Pacific Coast Doubles Championships run falling 6-3, 6-1 to UCLA's Max Cressly and Bryce Pereira in the consolation semifinals. After dropping their first contest on Friday at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club the Boise State duo won three straight to reach the back draw's semifinals before finishing the tournament at 3-2 overall.
Next up for the Broncos is the final road trip of a six week span when they travel this coming weekend to play at Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif., and at UC Santa Barbara.
Boise State (3-8) vs. Villanova (4-6)
San Diego, Calif. (San Diego Tennis Club)
March 4, 2018
Boise State 4 Villanova 3
#1 Butters/Jack Heslin (BSU) def. Will Elmore/Suarez (VU) 6-1
#2 Bedolo/Platzeck (BSU) vs. Dodson/Roth (VU) 5-3 DNF
#3 Maximilien Blancaneaux/Harvey Shackleton (BSU) def. Mike Czlonka/Mulfur(VU) 6-2
#1 Stefan Suarez (VU) def. Jack Heslin ( BSU) 7-6 (9), 6-2
#2 Kyle Butters (BSU) def. Tyler Roth (VU) 6-2, 6-1
#3. Dylan Flanagan (VU) def. Mattia Bedolo (BSU) 7-6(1), 6-1
#4. Wyatt DeMulling (BSU) def. Tommy Dodson (VU) 6-3, 6-1
#5. Pedro Platzeck (BSU) def. Tommy Mulfur (VU) 6-1, 6-2
#6 Alastair Hurry (VU) def. Ryland McDermott (BSU) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9)
Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
La Jolla, Calif. (La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club)
March 4, 2018
CSF. Max Cressly/Bryce Pereira (UCLA) def. Blancaneaux/Shackleton (BSU) 6-3, 6-1