Boise State's Clancy Shields and Pichittra Thongdach Pick Up WAC Tennis Player of the Week Honors

Denver - Boise State's Clancy Shields and Pichittra Thongdach have been named Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Week for Jan. 18-25.


Shields, a senior from Grand Junction, Colo. (Grand Junction HS), finished undefeated last week after his 2-0 record in No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles play. The senior helped No. 37 Boise State knock off No. 62 UC Santa Barbara as well as No. 14 Pepperdine. In a match against UCSB, he beat Phillip Therp, 5-7, 6-3, 10-7, in the No. 1 spot. The 22nd-ranked Shields then beat Pepperdine's Bassam Beidas (122), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0. He and partner Stanley Sarapanich defeated both UCSB's Finkelstein/Konigsfeldt and Pepperdine's Kamel/Llompart, 8-1, in No. 2 doubles.


Thongdach, a junior from Petchaburi, Thailand (University of Thailand), helped the Boise State women get off to a 2-0 start this season after the Broncos beat Montana State, 6-1, and Penn State, 7-0, over the weekend. The 104th-ranked junior defeated Montana State's Stephanie Jasper (No. 30 in the region), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, in No. 1 singles before beating Penn State's Monika Mical in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. She also went undefeated in doubles play after pairing with partner Lauren Megale. The duo easily defeated Montana State's Harris and Griffin, 8-1, and won a 7-6 thriller against Penn State's Mical/Lotto in the No. 1 doubles spot.


Other male nominees: Nevada's Wessim Derbel and Idaho's Alex Joitoiu.


Other female nominees: New Mexico State's Stephanie Eusebe and Idaho's Maria




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