Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
Shin's hot streak continues
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 06/09/2011
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Idaho tennis player Alan Shin won his second men's singles open tennis tournament in as many weekends when he rolled to four consecutive straight-set victories in the Northeastern Washington Championships in Spokane, Wash., last weekend.

Shin opened the USTA-sanctioned event with a pair of 6-0; 6-1 wins, including a victory against No. 2 seed Justin McClain in the quarterfinal. That set up a semifinal match with Vandal teammate and No. 3 seed Jake Knox, who advanced with a 6-1; 6-2 win in the round of 16, and a 6-2; 4-6; 6-2 win in the quarterfinal.

Shin's 6-4; 6-2 win over Knox put him in the final against top-seeded Marco Pineda, where he won 6-4; 6-1.

 "It is great to see Alan and Jake playing outside competition during the summer," Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said. "Alan is really on fire going into his senior year and with the chance to break the all-time Idaho career win record I am excited to see what he can do next year and the rest of this summer."

Shin is currently fourth in Idaho history with 75 career wins, just one behind Bill Benson and six behind the all-time record  of 81 which is shared by Jim Gerson and Steve Davis.

Shin won the singles title at the AV Tennis Center Memorial Day Weekend Open in Seattle, Wash., one week before winning in Spokane.

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