The University of New Mexico women’s tennis team has postponed its next three matches after four players were injured in a hit-and-run car accident, the program announced in a release.
Diana Wong, Ruth Copas, Yue Lin "Polly" Chen and Hsiang-Web "Albie" Huang were the players involved in the crash. They were reportedly injured when a vehicle ran a red light and hit theirs before speeding away.
All four are expected to be able to return to the court soon, according to the athletic department.
The team is currently 1-1 and beat Western Michigan 6-1 last Saturday. Matches with Western New Mexico and CSU-Pueblo, originally scheduled for this weekend, as well as a road matchup with Abilene Christian scheduled for Feb. 9 have been postponed. Efforts to reschedule all three matchups will be made, assuming schedules allow it.
The team’s next scheduled game is now Feb. 17 at Northern Arizona.
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