Shields Brothers Advance In All-American Tournament

TULSA, Okla. On the opening day of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships, Luke Shields, ranked number 33 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, knocked off two players seeded higher than him to reach to Round of 16.


In the first round Shields matched up with Radford’s 22nd-ranked Martin Sayer, and defeated him in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-4. 


In the Round of 32, Shields faced Harel Srugo (No. 18) of Old Dominion University and vanquished him in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-3.


Shields’ day did not end with singles competition, later pairing with younger brother Clancy Shields to take on Vanderbilt’s 20th-ranked doubles team of Evan Dufaux and Andy Mack. In a closely fought battle the Shields brothers prevailed with an 8-3 victory. 


“It was really fun to have the brothers together,” said head coach Greg Patton. “It was the first time they had played together in years and we just have to keep it going tomorrow.”


In the Round of 16, Luke Shields will face number 41 Matic Omerzel of Georgia at 10:30 a.m. CT. After the conclusion of his singles match, Luke and Clancy will take on Tennessee’s Bobby Cameron and Kaden Hensel at approximately 1:00 p.m. CT.



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