Luke Shields Earns WAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week

DENVER, Colo. - Luke Shields has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Mar. 12-18. This is the second honor for Shields this spring.


Shields, a junior from Grand Junction, Colo., recorded three singles victories in straight sets and two doubles victories at the Blue Gray Tennis Classic at Montgomery, Ala., to lead


State to the semifinals. Shields, ranked No. 14, nationally, defeated No. 39 Wisconsin’s Jeremy Sonkin 6-2 and 6-3. Shields then ousted Dias Doskarayev of No. 16 South Alabama 7-5 and 6-3, as the Broncos advanced to the semifinals. In the semifinal match against No. 14 Alabama, Shields dominated at the No. 1 position, as he earned the 6-1 and 6-2 victory over Sammy Struyf. Shields also combined with doubles partner Piotr Dilaj at No. 1 doubles where the duo defeated Wisconsin’s Polley and Bauman 8-3, before knocking off

Alabama’s No. 1 doubles team of Thibaudeau and Buikema, 8-5.


State went 2-1 at the Blue Gray Classic including defeats of No. 16 South Alabama 4-3, and No. 39 Wisconsin 4-0.

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