DENVER, Colo. Boise State’s Luke Shields has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 25 Mar. 2. The honor is the seventh career honor for Shields, earning the award twice as a junior, once as a sophomore and three times as a freshman.
Shields, a senior from Grand Junction, Colo., (Grand Junction) shined for the Broncos in a victory over No. 67 Minnesota on Mar. 1. In singles, No. 64-ranked Shields earned a big win at the No.1 position, topping No. 46 Roaul Schwark of Minnesota, in a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win. In doubles action, the No. 55-ranked pair of Shields and Clancy Shields topped Minnesota’s Adam Altepekr and Schwark, 8-2, at the No. 1 position. In the win over Minnesota, Shields helped the No. 41 Broncos remain a perfect 5-0 at home this season and earned their first dual match victory since Feb. 17.
Other men’s tennis nominees included: Gustave Diep of New Mexico State went 2-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles to help the Aggies win three matches. In singles action, Diep defeated Sacramento State’s Kiryl Harbatsuik, 6-4, 6-7, 10-3, and topped Zach Ganger of Utah, 6-3, 6-4 ... Jonas Tyden of Utah State picked up two singles and one doubles victory, topping Alex Buceta of Idaho State, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, and defeating UNLV’s Bryan Miller, 6-7, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7).