Entering the tournament as the No. 1 seed, BSU’s Luke Shields registered a 4-0 effort over the three days. Shield, the No. 5 ranked singles player in the NCAA, first faced Bryan Miller of UNLV, winning 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shields defeated a second Rebel, David Campbell, in a quick 6-2, 6-2 match before fighting No. 14 seed Gustave Diep of New Mexico State for a 6-1, 6-7, 7-5 win. On Friday, Shields faced fellow Bronco, Steve Robertson, winning the match due to withdrawal by Robertson. Shields will advance to face Zach Ganger of
Clancy Shields, who was entered as the No. 5 seed, has totaled a 4-0 record and holds one of four tickets to the semifinals on Saturday. Ranked No. 38 in the NCAA, Shields earned a quick 6-1, 6-4 win over Myles Perkins of
Steve Robertson, who holds the No. 19 singles seed, has totaled a 4-1 record over the three days, with his lone loss being a forefeit to teammate Luke Shields. Robertson topped Greg Ferry of Air Force in the first round, 6-1, 6-0 and went on to top Bradley Bristow of
Kean Feeder held the No. 6 seed and managed a 3-1 record in the tournament. Feeder earned two early round wins over Timmy Allin of
Koenke entered the tournament as a No. 26 seed and recorded a 2-1 record, dropping his only match to Feeder. He topped
BSU’s Piotr Dilaj finished with a 2-1 record after entering as the No. 10 seed. Dilaj earned his first win over Oscar Ericsson of
Stanley Sarapanich finished 1-1 in the tournament topping Ryan Fraser of NAU (6-1, 6-2) before dropping to No. 2 seed Adam Holmstrom of
In doubles action, BSU’s Luke Shields and Clancy Shields entered as the No. 2 seed. The Shields brothers, who are ranked No. 30 in the nation were able to earn one win (8-1) over
BSU’s team of Paul Koenke and Eric Roberson have advanced to the doubles semifinals after a 3-0 record. The team earned wins of 8-6 over Jakub Dybala and Kyle McDonald of MSU and then went on to defeat fellow Broncos, Dilaj and Sarapanich, 9-7. Koenke and Roberson topped Burrows and Wronski of UNLV, 9-8, to advance to the semifinal round.
No. 6 seed, Feeder and Robertson earned an 8-5 win over Jacobs and Maharaj of Utah leading to an 8-3 win over Rodgers and Soster of Air Force. The duo was knocked out of contention by
The final doubles team to compete at the regional was Dilaj and Sarapanich, who tallied a 1-1 doubles record. The pair earned an 8-5 win over Althaus and Gunaseelan of Denver before falling to teammates Koenke and Roberson.
The singles semifinals are set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, while the final round will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Doubles action will continue with the semifinals at 1:30 p.m. while the finals will be at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The winners of both the singles and doubles brackets will earn spots in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships hosted by The Ohio State University Nov. 1-4.
Round of 128
Robertson (19) def. Ferry, Air Force (6-1, 6-0)
Koenke (26) def.
Roberson (21) def. Williams, WSU (6-1, 6-0)
Sarapanich def. Fraser, NAU (6-1, 6-2)
Round of 64
Shields, L. (1) def. Miller, UNLV (7-5, 6-3)
Robertson (19) def. Bristow, NAU (6-3, 6-1)
Feeder (6) def.
Koenke (26) def. Morys, NAU (6-2, 6-0)
Shields, C. def. Perkins, MSU (6-1, 6-4)
Dilaj (10) def. Ericsson, USU (6-3, 6-2)
Holmstrom (2), DU def. Sarapanich (6-1, 6-2)
Round of 32
Shields, L. def. Campbell, UNLV (6-2, 6-2)
Robertson (19) def. Parkes (8), UNM (6-0, 6-3)
Feeder (6) def. Koenke (26), (6-1, 6-3)
Shields, C. (5) def. Kiehne (25), WSU (6-3, 6-4)
Dilaj (10) def. Urbina, BYU (6-2, 7-5)
Round of 16
Shields, L. (1) def. Diep (14), NMSU (6-1, 6-7, 7-5)
Robertson (19) def.
Feeder (6) def. Kassautzki (9), UNM (7-6, 6-3)
Shields, C. (5) def. Burrows (12), UNLV (6-2, 3-6, 6-3)
Jones (7), UNM def. Dilaj (10), (6-1, 6-4)
Shields, L. (1) def. Robertson (19), WO
Shields, C. (5) def. Jones, UNM (6-4, 1-0 ret)
Round of 32
Koenke/Roberson def. Dybala/McDonald (5), MSU (8-6)
Dilaj/Sarapanich (12) def. Althaus/Gunaseelan,
Feeder/Robertson (6) def. Jacobs/Maharj,
Shields/Shields (2) def. Sala/Stoisavljevic, NMSU (8-1)
Round of 16
Koenke/Roberson def. Dilaj/Sarapanich (12), (9-7)
Feeder/Robertson (6) def. Rodgers/Soster, Air Force (8-3)
Koenke/Roberson def. Burrows/Wronski (4), UNLV (9-8)
Jones/Pajkowski (3), UNM def. Feeder/Robertson (6) (8-3)