Men's Tennis News

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Men's Tennis News

Eight Aggies Garner ITA Scholar-Athletes Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State men's and women's tennis programs had eight combined players named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes Tuesday afternoon. In addition, both men's and women's teams earned All-Academic Team accolades as well.

The Aggie women have now earned ITA All-Academic Team honors for the 15th-consecutive year while the men were honored for the sixth-straight season.

On the men's side, Stijn de Haan (aerospace engineering) and Enrique Asmar (civil engineering) both earned their third-straight ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition while Luis Flores (finance) earned the honor for the second-consecutive year. Louis Menard (finance), Yusuke Nishitani (marketing) and Alejandro Rosas (mathematics) claimed their first since joining NM State last season. This is the sixth-consecutive season the Aggies have had four or more student-athletes earn this honor.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Tennis Headed To Stanford For NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The three-time Western Athletic Conference champion New Mexico State men’s tennis team is headed to The Farm for the NCAA Tournament and slated to square off against No. 4-seed Stanford on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. (MT).

The first and second round of the tournament is hosted by Stanford, who is the No. 4 overall seed. Duke out of the Atlantic Coast Conference and Ole Miss out of the Southeastern Conference are the other two teams on the Stanford side of the bracket. All matches are set be played at the Taube Family Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.

Should the Aggies advance, the second round match is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m. (MDT) against the winner of Duke and Ole Miss.

This is the fifth time NM State has made the NCAA Tournament in program history (1997, 2000, 2015, 2016, 2018) and is also its third appearance in four years.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Goncalves Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State men’s tennis senior Christofer Goncalves once again headlines the Western Athletic Conference awards with this second-straight WAC Player of the Year honor while five other Aggies also took home All-WAC honors as well.

In addition to winning player of the year for the second-consecutive season, Goncalves also earned his fourth-straight First-Team All-WAC honor after going a perfect 5-0 in league play back-to-back-to-back seasons now.

The Barquisimeto, Venezuela, product finished the regular-season 25-7 overall, his third-consecutive season with 20-plus wins in singles action, and 12-4 in dual play – all at the top singles position. Goncalves is riding a six-match winning-streak and could match his high of eight from this season with a pair of wins at the WAC Tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Christofer Goncalves Named WAC Men's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State men’s tennis senior Christofer Goncalves was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday, April 3, after a dominating opening weekend of league play.

This is the senior’s first player of the week honor this spring and first since winning back-to-back player of the month honors in the fall.

Goncalves clinched the first match of WAC player for the Aggies last Thursday when he took down UTRGV’s top singles player 6-4, 6-1 for his 20th win of the season. The Barquisimeto, Venezuela, product then defeated Chicago State’s Felix Savard on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

NM State’s top singles player capped off his weekend clinching yet another match for the Aggies on Saturday after cruising past Seattle U’s Trenton Nield 6-1, 6-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Enrique Asmar Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State men’s tennis junior Enrique Asmar was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week in singles late Tuesday morning.

This is his first weekly honor of the season and second of his career. It is also the first weekly honor for NM State since opening the dual season last week.

Asmar opened the dual season going undefeated in both singles and doubles – teaming up with freshman Louis Menard at the No. 3 doubles slot.

The 6-1 righty first took care of business against San Francisco’s Paul Giraud 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6 singles before playing the next two matches at the No. 4 singles position. In his second match, Asmar bested Saint Mary’s Matis Bot 6-4, 6-4 before returning home to Las Cruces for the 6-1, 6-1 win this past Sunday.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Goncalves, Flores Named WAC Men's Tennis Players Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER- NM State singles player Christofer Goncalves and NM State’s doubles team Goncalves and Luis Flores have been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Month for October.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Goncalves Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Year; Vargas Coach Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s tennis team took a clean sweep of the all-conference awards Thursday night, claiming both Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and Player of the Year honors.

Aggie head coach Carlos Vargas took home his second WAC Coach of the Year honors in three seasons after leading NM State to its third-consecutive regular-season title. Vargas guided the Aggies to a 16-5 mark despite spending almost three months on the road that consisted of 18-straight matches.

Christofer Goncalves, who has wreaked havoc on WAC opponents this season was named the 2017 WAC Player of the Year after going undefeated in conference play (5-0). The Barquisimeto, Venezuela, product finished the regular-season 25-6 overall with a 15-4 record in dual play. This is also the third-straight year the junior has earned first-team accolades.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Tennis Sweeps Men's And Women's Player Of The Week Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Sergi Espias and Rimpledeep Kaur have been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, for March 6-12.

Espias, a junior from Barcelona, Spain picked up five wins this week. He earned two singles wins against St. Mary’s (7-6, 6-4) and Nevada (6-4, 3-6, 6-1). In doubles, he teamed up with partner Enrique Asmar to earn three wins. The duo defeated opponents from St. Mary’s (7-5), Nevada (6-4), and Portland (6-4).

Kaur, a junior from Jassowal, India, earned two singles wins on the week. She defeated the flight one opponent from Abilene Christian (3-6, 7-5, 10-6) and also picked up a win against Hardin-Simmons (6-2, 6-2). She teamed up with Marie-Pier Thiffault in doubles to defeat opponents from Hardin-Simmons (8-4).

Christofer Goncalves Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Cristofer Goncalves has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Players of the Month for October.

Goncalves, a junior from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, posted an 8-1 singles mark and a 7-1 doubles record this month. At the Balloon Fiesta, he won the singles flight and the doubles flight with partner Luis Flores. Goncalves extended his singles winning streak to 12 matches before being defeated in the quarterfinals at the ITA Regionals. In doubles, Goncalves and Flores posted a three game winning streak. This is his second WAC Athlete of the Month honor this season.

Aggie Men's And Women's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Recognition

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State men’s and women’s tennis team were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tuesday evening for their academic excellence. The women’s team had six players earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors while the men had four.

As a team, it is the ninth-straight year that the women’s team has received the ITA All-Academic Team accolades while the men were honored for the fourth-straight year.

Departed senior Mia Brandt led the way for both teams with her fourth-consecutive ITA Scholar-Athlete award. The 2016 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Ashvarya Shrivastav, earned her third-straight honor while Chloe Jolliff and Rimpledeep Kaur garnered the award for the second year in a row.

Freshmen Lindsay Harlas and Sarah Van Eeckhoudt both received the award their first season in the Crimson and White.  Continue Reading This Post >>