Clancy Shields Garners Second WAC Player of the Week Honor Boise State's Clancy Shields has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for March 9-15.
Denver -BoiseState's Clancy Shields has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for March 9-15.
Shields, a senior from Grand Junction, Colo. (Grand Junction HS), led the No. 26 Broncos in a thrilling 4-3 victory over No. 46 BYU on Saturday. Playing at the No. 1 position, Shields made quick work of the Cougars' Evan Urbina, 6-1, 6-2. In doubles play, Shields and partner Stanley Sarapanich took down BYU's Cassidy Mears/Daniel Hwang, 8-3, in the No. 2 doubles spot.
Later that day, the senior continued his tear to defeat Corey Smith of MontanaState, 6-3, 6-0, in BoiseState's 6-1 win over the Bobcats. Along with Sarapanich, he improved his weekend record to 4-0 after an 8-1 defeat of MSU's Corey Smith and Alberto Fuentes. This season, Shields, the No. 26th ranked player in the nation, holds a 9-4 record in the No. 1 singles position and a 10-4 overall dual singles record. This marks the second time this season he has earned the WAC weekly honor.
Other male nominees included: Hawai'i's Dennis Lajola, Idaho's Timothy Huynh, Nevada's Alex Daruty and UtahState's Alex Thatcher.