Schoeck, Shields Defeated at NCAA Championships
STANFORD, Calif. Boise State University senior Thomas Schoeck and sophomore Luke Shields dropped their opening round match in doubles competition at the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships, Thursday.

The Bronco duo, ranked No. 22 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, was defeated 6-3, 6-4, by No. 12 Brian Hung and Matko Maravic of Michigan at the Taube Tennis Center. Shields and Schoeck, 2005 Doubles All-Americans, were attempting to become only the second doubles team in Boise State history to earn multiple All-America honors. Leif Meineke and Weslie Moodie earned All-America status in 1999 and 2000.

Shields and Schoeck compiled a record of 65-18 over the last two years, winning over 78-percent of their matches. In addition to their All-America accolades, the tandem captured the doubles title at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships earlier this season and made it to the semifinals at the ITA National Indoor Championships. They were also named First Team All-Western Athletic Conference in each of the last two seasons.

For Schoeck, the loss marked the final match of his Bronco tennis career. He won the Mountain Region’s Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award, as well as the John Van Nostrand Memorial Future Professional Award earlier this week. In four years at Boise State, Schoeck amassed a singles record of 103-37 and a doubles record of 98-46. He was named to the All-WAC first team in singles each of the last two years, and to the second team in 2004. In doubles, he earned All-WAC first team honors in each of the last three seasons.

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