Duo Competes With The Best In The Nation At All-American Championships

TULSA, Okla. Seniors Kean Feeder and Clancy Shields made their mark on the nations best with a pair of first round upsets at the ITA All-American Championships. Un-ranked Feeder knocked off no. 64 Kallim Stewart (California) in three sets and no. 34 Shields defeated no. 28 Moritz Bauman (Wisconsin).

Feeder opened up play for the Broncos in the qualifying round of the tournament, needing to be one of the top eight in the qualifying rounds in order to advance to the main draw. He opened up against Stewart with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory to advance into the round of 32. In his second match, Feeder met no. 90 John Peers (Middle Tennessee State) and fell in a tight match - 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Feeder and Shields also competed in the qualifying round in doubles, coming in as the no. 35 doubles team in the nation. They took their first round match 8-5 over Bartosz Golas and Juan Gomez (San Diego State), advancing into the round of 32. They were upset in the second round matchup in a very close 9-8 (1) match by Boris Conkie and Matteo Fago (ETSU).

Shields earned an automatic bid into the main draw with his high national ranking, but drew a tough first-round matchup against the higher-ranked Bauman. He beat Bauman in straight sets with 6-4, 6-3 victory to advance into the round of 32, where he met another highly-ranked opponent. Shields squared off against no. 14 Bruno Rosa (Rice) and was defeated in his second round match 6-4, 6-4.

The rest of the Bronco team is split this weekend between the Midland Invite and New Mexico Lobo Invite.

Boise State All-American Championships Agate:

Qualifying Rounds
Round 1: Kean Feeder (Boise State) def. #64 Kallim Stewart (California), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Round 2: #90 John Peers (Middle Tennessee State) def. Kean Feeder (Boise State), 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Main Rounds
Round 1: #34 Clancy Shields (Boise State) def. #28 Moritz Bauman (Wisconsin), 6-4, 6-3
Round 2: #14 Bruno Rosa (Rice) def. #34 Clancy Shields (Boise State), 6-4, 6-4

Qualifying Round
Round 1: #35 Shields/Feeder (Boise State) def. Bartosz Golas/Juan Gomez (San Diego State), 8-5
Round 2: Boris Conkie/Matteo Fago (Eastern Tennessee State) def. #35 Shields/Feeder (Boise State), 9-8 (1)

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