Aggies Sweep Weekly WAC Tennis Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Arthur Surreaux and Isabela Kulaif have been named the Verizon Wireless Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Week for Feb. 15-21. This is the first-ever honor for both.

Surreaux, a junior from Sainte-Adresse, France, helped lead the Aggies to an upset of in-state rival No. 57 New Mexico. In doubles, he and partner Matej Stakne clinched the point for NM State with an 8-5 win at No. 3. In singles play, Surreaux picked up a big win for the Aggies at the third position, defeating Jadon Philips in straight sets. It was NM State's first win over New Mexico since 2000.

Kulaif, a junior from Sao Paulo, Brazil, was pivotal for the Aggies last weekend, going unbeaten in singles and doubles play as the Aggies picked up victories over Colorado State and Lamar. She went 2-0 at No. 3 singles. In doubles play, Kulaif and partner Aleksa Costa also boosted their record by winning both matches in the top doubles draw.

Other male nominees included: Boise State’s Filipp Pogostkin picked up the Broncos’ only singles win against No. 8 Stanford ... Rikus de Villiers of Fresno State and partner Remi Boutillier, defeated Boise State's James Meredith and Harry Skinner, 8-5 ... Idaho’s Lachlan Reed went 3-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-1 at No. 1 doubles on the week ... Laurent Garcin of Nevada went 2-0 at No. 2 singles and 2-0 at No. 1 doubles vs. UC Riverside and UC Irvine ... Utah State’s Amit Maharaj went undefeated on the week in wins over Weber State and Mesa State.

Other female nominees included: Boise State’s Lauren Megale went 2-1 in both singles and doubles last week ... Julia Gragera-Caro of Fresno State won the first match of her career last week ... Idaho’s Barbara Maciocha picked up wins at No. 1 singles and doubles against Northern Colorado ... Vivian ten Dolle of Louisiana Tech went 2-1 at No. 1 singles and 1-2 at No. 1 doubles last week ... Nevada’s Lais Ogata went undefeated on the week ... Hailey Swenson of Utah State picked up wins at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles vs. North Dakota.