Shields? Career Concludes after NCAA First Round Singles Loss

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas Boise State senior Clancy Shields ended his career as a Bronco on Wednesday afternoon when he was defeated in the NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Singles Round of 64 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center on the campus of Texas A&M. Shields, who is ranked No. 24 in the nation in singles play, fell to 50th-ranked Roy Kalmanovich of Illinois, 6-2, 6-1 in their first round match.

 

Shields ends his season with a 28-10 singles record as well as falling just short of the 100-win mark in his career total with a 97-45 record. The tournament was the third NCAA singles competition for Shields and he ends his career with a 1-3 record at the national tournament in singles.

 

Kalmanovich improves to 30-12 on the season and will face the winner of the top-ranked Arnau Bruges (Tulsa) and 56th-ranked Kiril Dimitrov (Duke) match, which is slated for a 12:30 p.m. (MT) start on Wednesday.

 

Boise State still has two doubles players alive in the tournament, beginning their doubles championship adventure on Thursday, May 21. No. 43-ranked senior Kean Feeder and freshman James Meredith are slated to take on 23rd-ranked Daniel Buikema and Mathieu Thibaudeau of Alabama, a team they defeated just over a week ago. The Broncos most recently face their Crimson Tide opponents on May 9 when they defeated Buikema and Thibaudeau 9-8 in the No. 1 doubles match in which Boise State ended up defeating Alabama to advance to the NCAA Round of 16. The time for the doubles match has not yet been determined.

The NCAA Tournament Central is found at: http://www.aggieathletics.com/ncaa2009/tennis/index.html

Live stats and video streaming for each of the matches can be found at: http://www.aggieathletics.com/ncaa2009/tennis/stats.html