TULSA, Okla. Luke Shields of the Boise State University men’s tennis team defeated his third straight ranked opponent to advance to the quarterfinals of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships.
Shields, ranked number 33 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, ousted Georgia’s Matic Omerzel (No. 41) in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-3.
The junior from Grand Junction, Colo., has not dropped a set at the tournament thus far and is one of the two remaining players not seeded in the top 16 at the tournament.
In the doubles portion of the tournament, Luke paired with brother Clancy to face the team of Bobby Cameron and Kaden Hensel from Tennessee but the Shields brothers eventually fell 8-6.
Luke will now face the nation’s 6th ranked and tournament’s number 4 seed Somdev Devvarman of Virginia Saturday, Oct. 7.