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Luke Shields and Piotr Dilaj To Participate in NCAA Men's Tennis Championship

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BOISE, Idaho Luke Shields and Piotr Dilaj of the Boise State University men’s tennis team have been selected to compete in the 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship, May 23-28, at Athens, Ga.

Shields will be participating in both the singles and doubles competition after earning the automatic qualifier bids out of the Western Athletic Conference. He will be seeded in the No. 9-16 range in the 64-person singles tournament. This is the third consecutive season Shields has been selected to the NCAA Tennis Championships in both singles and doubles. He earned All-American status in 2005 in both singles and doubles by reaching the Round of 16 in each bracket. He is currently ranked No. 15 in singles with a 33-6 record and ranked No. 56 along with Dilaj in doubles after the pair posted a 14-9 record.

This is the first selection to the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship for Dilaj. He will be participating in the 32-team doubles portion of the tournament with Shields, with whom he earned First-Team All-WAC honors in doubles this season.

Clancy Shields was selected as the third alternate in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship singles competition. He was named to the All-WAC first team in singles after posting a 23-11 record including a 14-5 mark in dual match play. He is currently ranked the 61st among all intercollegiate tennis players.

The Broncos announced their season awards Monday. Luke Shields received the team’s Most Valuable Player award while Clancy Shields was named Most Inspirational and Steve Robertson was named Most Improved Player.

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