DENVER, Colo. Boise State’s Clancy Shields has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Mar. 10-16. This is the fourth career honor for Shields, earning the award once as a sophomore and twice as a freshman.
Shields, a junior from Grand Junction, Colo., (Grand Junction) shined for the Broncos at the Blue Gray Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala., helping Boise State to team victories over No. 46 Oklahoma (4-1) and No. 30 Notre Dame (4-3). In singles action, Shields tallied a perfect 2-0 effort at the No. 2 position, first topping Oklahoma’s Ionut Beleleu, 6-2, 6-1, before knocking off No. 81 Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame, 6-0, 6-4. In doubles play, Shields paired with his teammate and brother Luke Shields as the No. 41- ranked doubles tandem, notching two victories at the No. 1 position, upsetting No. 28 Federico Chavarria and Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma (8-6) before taking down Notre Dame’s Brett Helgeson and Parbhu (8-3).
Other men’s tennis nominees included: Rudolf Siwy of Fresno State notched two singles victories and one doubles win at the Blue Gray Classic, beating Martin Schullhauser of No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth, 7-6, 6-3, before topping Brown’s Saurabh Kohli, 6-4, 6-2, both at the No. 1 position ... Andreas Weber of Hawai’i was a perfect 2-0 in both singles and doubles play, knocking off Southern Illinois’ Mariano Restrepo (6-4, 6-0) and Colin Mascall of No. 33 Arkansas (6-0, 6-3), both at the No. 2 position.