ATHENS, Ga. - Boise State University men’s tennis player Luke Shields run in the 2007 Men’s Tennis Championships was cut short, Thursday, when he was forced to retire in the second set of the second round to Robbye Poole of Ole Miss.
Luke Shields battled Poole in the first set but fell 6-4, however in the second set Shields was forced to withdraw from the match because of health related issues, forfeiting the opportunity to advance in the singles competition. Shields was named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the years and concluded the season with a 35-7 record to lead Boise State in winning percentage and overall wins.
Luke Shields played through the pain and participated in the doubles competition along with Piotr Dilaj during the afternoon session. The duo from Boise State faced Ken Skupski and James Cluskey of LSU in a best of three set format, and fell in straight sets 7-5 and 6-3 to end their run in the doubles tournament. Dilaj and Shields concluded the year 14-10 including being named First Team All-WAC in doubles.