TULSA, Oklahoma (10/3/07) - Boise State’s men’s tennis team had a rough day at the Polo Ralph Lauren All American Tennis Championships today as Kean Feeder lost his singles match and the doubles team of Luke Shields and Clancy Shields fell in their match. As a result neither Feeder or the Shields doubles team will advance to the main draw of their respective events. However, the tournament continues for the Shields brothers as both Luke and Clancy where automatic qualifiers into the singles main draw which starts Thursday morning.
Kean Feeder had played strong in the first two matches this week to reach the third round qualifier today. Unfortunately, things did not go his way this morning against North Carolina’s Ben Carlotti the 56th ranked player in the nation. Feeder battled hard but lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to Carlotti and as a result was eliminated from this year’s tournament with a 2-1 record. It was the first solid competition for Feeder since the Broncos played in the NCAA National Tournament last spring.
The Shields brothers did not fare much better today as they fell to South Alabama’s 56th ranked team of Jake Baker and Marek Sramek. The 8-5 defeat keeps the pair out of the doubles main draw which starts tomorrow.
However, the Broncos are still alive at the All American as both Luke and Clancy will begin play in the singles main draw tomorrow (Thursday). Clancy, ranked 38th nationally, will meet Florida’s 10th ranked Greg Ouellette in the round of 64 at 8:00 a.m. (Central) Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Luke Shields ranked 5th nationally will face Rice’s Ralph Knupfer, ranked 81st, at 11:30 a.m.
Today’s Boise State Agate...
Tulsa, Oklahoma University of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center #56 Ben Carlotti (North Carolina) def. Kean Feeder (Boise State), 6-3, 6-3
Tulsa, Oklahoma University of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center
#56 Ben Carlotti (North Carolina) def. Kean Feeder (Boise State), 6-3, 6-3