New Mexico was rained out in California, but the men’s tennis team shined on Sunday with an upset victory over Tulsa. New Mexico traveled to face San Diego State on Thursday, but the weather had different ideas. Head coach Bart Scott said the schools are working with each other and the conference to see when, or if, the match can be made up.
The New Mexico men’s and women’s tennis team hit the road this week, with one squad looking to extend a two-match winning streak and the other to dust themselves off after suffering a two-match losing streak. The men’s team put itself in position to win each of its home matches last weekend, but failed to close things out when given the opportunity.
New Mexico women’s tennis continued to roll at home, winning a pair of matches over the weekend including a 5-2 triumph on Sunday over Wyoming at the McKinnon Family Tennis Center. The Lobos defeated Colorado State Friday 7-0, and began Sunday by jumping out to another early lead. New Mexico pulled out the first two tightly contested doubles matches, to pick up the doubles point and go up 1-0 over the Cowgirls.
New Mexico men’s tennis was dealt another rare home loss Sunday against Boise State at the McKinnon Family Tennis Center. The men’s tennis team has been automatic at home with a perfect 9-0 record. After losing 4-3 to Utah State on Friday, the team got off to a tough start on Sunday against Boise State.
The New Mexico men’s tennis team suffered its first home loss of the season after battling for three and a half hours against Utah State on Friday, letting a 3-1 lead slip away. Head coach Bart Scott said every team in the Mountain West is capable of winning on any given day.
The New Mexico women’s tennis team came out on the right side of a sweep Friday afternoon against Colorado State in the conference home opener, held at its new look outdoor venue. The McKinnon Family Tennis Court underwent some changes the past two weeks, including the installation of a covered awning, which also doubles as a solar panel, for fans to stay out of the sun.
Nearly three full months into the season, the New Mexico men’s and women’s tennis teams will get a chance to see each other play as both squads compete in Albuquerque on the same weekend for the first time in 2016. Women’s head coach Kelcy McKenna said the team is excited to return home after enduring a six-match road trip in which the team went 2-4. She said the team has continued to get better as the season has progressed.
The New Mexico men’s tennis team continues its hot streak, earning another sweep at home Monday against Northern Arizona. Windy conditions forced the event to be held at the Linda Estes Tennis Center in lieu of playing outside underneath the lights at McKinnon Family Tennis Center.
The UNM men’s tennis team, playing perhaps its best tennis of the season, finished Saturday as the last team standing in the Mountain-Pacific Invitational on Saturday. The Lobos knifed through the competition, surrendering just one total point against the competition over the two day event, although many of the matches were tightly contested.
The New Mexico women’s tennis team earned a split again on the road gutting out a victory over North Texas Friday and taking UT Arlington the distance on Saturday. The Lobos traveled to North Texas to start the last leg of its road trip in Denton, Texas. As rain swept through the area, the match was forced to be moved to a different venue.
The New Mexico women’s tennis team looks to build on its first road victory, while the men’s team stays home to host the Mountain-Pacific Invitational. Women’s head coach Kelcy McKenna said getting the first victory on the road could be a pivotal moment in the team’s current road trip. The Lobos were able to salvage a split by defeating Rice after failing to close out the previous match against Houston.
The New Mexico men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches after an epic battle against BYU Friday and after besting Air Force twice in a doubleheader on Saturday. Head coach Bart Scott’s prediction came to fruition Friday when New Mexico and BYU engaged in a duel that lasted more than three hours. The tightly contested match saw several lead changes throughout the night.
The New Mexico men’s tennis team looks to build on the momentum of back-to-back wins when it hosts one match Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday. Last Friday, the Lobos played a pair of matches at the McKinnon Family Tennis Center. New Mexico lost the opening doubles point to DePaul, but that didn’t seem to faze the team at all. The team responded to win all six singles matches and defeat DePaul 6-1.
The New Mexico women’s tennis team looks to notch its first road victory this season when it travels to Texas this weekend to face Houston and Rice. The Lobos (5-4) suffered back-to-back road losses to top-25 competition last weekend in Kansas. The team fell to Wichita State 1-6 followed by a 0-7 loss to Kansas.
The New Mexico men’s tennis team picked up two wins Friday in its first home action, playing nearly perfect tennis against DePaul followed by a sweep of Utah. The Lobos played in Albuquerque for the first time this year after a treacherous 13-match road stretch to start the season.
The New Mexico men’s tennis program finally returns to Albuquerque to make its home spring debut, while the women’s team hits the road for six consecutive road matches. The women’s tennis team, after notching back-to-back upset wins at home, looks to build some confidence on the road as it heads to Kansas to play a pair of matches this weekend.
The New Mexico men’s tennis team got blanked by Columbia on Friday, but bounced back to earn a split on Saturday in Pennsylvania. Columbia jumped all over the Lobos on Friday, winning the first two doubles matches to garner the point for doubles competition. Columbia’s Richard Pham and Shawn Hadavi got by the reunited duo of Hayden Sabatka and Bart Van Leijsen, 6-2, followed by the pair of Miguel Alda and Eric Rubin, who defeated Jorge Escutia and Ricky Hernandez-Tong, 6-4.
The New Mexico women’s tennis team showed grit and determination, climbing out of an early hole to earn a 5-2 upset victory over Utah on Saturday evening. The Lobos lost the doubles point after an odd turn of events. New Mexico won the first doubles match as Ruth Copas and Andrea Leblanc defeated Utah’s doubles partners Alexia Petrovic and Sarah Richter, 6-1.
The New Mexico women’s tennis team hopes to stay unbeaten at home when it takes on Utah this Saturday. Utah enters the matchup with New Mexico riding the momentum of a three game winning streak.
The New Mexico men’s tennis team will wrap up a grueling road trip against three teams this weekend before finally returning to Albuquerque to host its home opener. The Lobos split a doubleheader last weekend in California, beating UC Irvine 4-3 and losing to Pepperdine 1-4 in some tightly contested matchups.