TUSCON, Ariz. -
Boise State men's tennis opened the season at the Wildcat Invitational this past weekend. The Broncos were represented by veterans Maximilien Blancaneaux
, Wyatt Demulling, Jack Heslin
, Ryland McDermott
, as well as freshmen Simon Stenlund
and Simon Arca Costas
at the tournament.
Senior Maximilien Blancaneaux
advanced to the championship of the French Open draw against Enrique Asmar of New Mexico State. Blancaneaux fell in three sets to the Aggie 6-3, 2-6, 6-1. However, he was able to pick up wins over Mauri Benitez (6-3, 6-4), Facundo Tumosa (4-6, 6-2, 6-4) and Justin Cvitanovic (6-4, 6-1) for a successful weekend.
Blancaneaux also went 1-3 on the weekend in doubles, competing with both Wyatt DeMulling
and Simon Stenlund
In his first collegiate action, Stenlund finished the tournament strong after defeating New Mexico's Michael Tran in the consolation final in two sets, 6-1, 6-0. Stenlund won his final three matches after dropping his opener on Friday.
Fellow newcomer, Simon Arca Costas
, also put together a solid weekend, advancing to the consolation final of the French Open Draw. Arca Costas fought through four sets to win his first two consolation matches before falling in the consolation final to Grand Canyon's Freddie Grant (6-2, 6-2).
The duo of Arca Costas and Ryland McDermott
were dazzling in the Wilma Draw for doubles, advancing to the championship match. The pair were unable to defeat Grand Canyon's Grego and Grant however, falling 6-3.
The Broncos will return home for their next tournament, hosting the Dar Walters Fall Classic in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 5-7.
Australian Open Draw
Valentine Lane (GCU) def. Jack Heslin
(BSU) 6-2, 6-3
(BSU) def. Matthew Pearce (BYU) 6-4, 7-5
Heslin (BSU) def. Ruben Montano (NAU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-1
Carlos Hassey (Arizona) def. DeMulling (BSU) 7-6, 6-2
Stepan Hollis (UNM) def. Heslin (BSU) 6-1, ret.
Jan Kirkchoff (SDSU) def. DeMulling (BSU) 6-3, 7-5
French Open Draw
Nicholas Prieto (UNM) def. Simon Arca Costas
(BSU) 6-2, 6-3
(BSU) def. Mauri Benitez (NMSU) 6-3, 6-4
Arca Costas (BSU) def. Jake Tullis (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
Blancaneau (BSU) def. Facundo Tumosa (NAU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Arca Costas (BSU) def. David Ball (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
Blancaneaux (BSU) def. Justin Cvitanovic (GCU) 6-4, 6-1
Freddie Grant (GCU) def. Arca Costas (BSU) 6-4, 6-4
Enrique Asmar (NMSU) def. Blancaneaux (BSU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
Nicolas Buitrago (NMSU) def. Simon Stenlund
(BSU) 6-3, 6-3
(BSU) def. Eric DeRomas (OUAZ) 6-0, 6-1
Stenlund (BSU) def. Maxim Kirsch (Mesa) 6-4, 7-5
McDermott (BSU) def. Alejandro Rosas Garcia (NMSU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Stenlund (BSU) def. Austin Todd (OUAZ) 6-0, 6-3
David Ngyuen (NAU) def. McDermott (BSU) 6-1, 6-4
Stenlund (BSU) def. Michael Tran (UNM) 6-1, 6-0
/Simon Arca Costas
(BSU) def. Kryvchen/Prinsen (Mesa)
McDermott/Arca Costas (BSU) def. Herrera/Nishitani (NMSU) 6-2
McDermott/Arca Costas (BSU) def. Resfestifo/ Mitchell (San Diego State) 7-5
Grego/Grant (GCU) def. McDermott/Arca Costas (BSU) 6-3
Lang/Novak (GCU) def. Jack Heslin
Heslin/Stenlund (BSU) def. Fisher/Ngyuen (NAU) 7-5
Heslin/Stenlund (BSU) def. Kirchoff/Gonzalez Almazan (SDSU) 7-6 (5)
Prieto/Tran (UNM) def. Blancaneaux/Stenlund (BSU) 7-6 (4)
Rajanoah/ Cvitanovic (GCU) def. Blancaneaux/DeMulling (BSU) 6-4
DeMulling/Blancaneaux (BSU) def. Verau/Pearce (BYU) 7-6 (5)
Prieto/Tran (UNM) def. Blancaneaux/DeMulling (BSU) 6-4