Men's Tennis News

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Men's Tennis News

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 >>

Aggie Men's Tennis To Face No. 8 Texas Tech In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The two-time Western Athletic Conference champion New Mexico State men’s tennis team is headed to Lubbock, Texas, for the NCAA Tournament and slated to square off against Texas Tech on Saturday, May 14, at noon (MT).

The first and second round of the tournament is hosted by Texas Tech, who is the No. 8 overall seed. Washington out of the Pac-12 Conference and SMU out of the American Athletic Conference are the other two teams on Lubbock side of the bracket. All matches are set be played at the McLeod Tennis Center on the campus of Texas Tech University.

Should the Aggies advance, the second round match is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, at noon (MT).

This is the first time in program history that the Aggies have earned back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament and only the fourth time in NM State history (1997, 2000, 2015).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Tennis Teams On All-Academic Team Lists

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s and women’s tennis teams are both on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team list as announced on Thursday by the ITA.

This is the third-straight year that both teams have made the list. For the women, it is now an astounding 10 years in a row receiving the recognition. Oh and by the way, both teams are also the defending Western Athletic Conference champions.

“I am extremely proud of these teams,” said women’s tennis head coach Ivan Fernandez. “The way that they manage their time to be WAC champions and at the same time Academic All-Americans is truly admirable.”

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015 Spring Sports, Freshmen and Transfers, Sixty-Six Aggies Honored

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2015 Academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field teams have been announced, in addition to the Academic All-WAC freshmen/transfer teams for all sports.

A total of 311 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 400 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 711 student-athletes. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Tennis Draws Top Ranked Oklahoma In NCAA Tournament

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State men's tennis team found out who their first round opponent in the 2015 NCAA Men's Tennis Team Championships will be as the field was announced by the NCAA.

The Aggies (11-13) will face No. 1 Oklahoma (24-2) in the first round on Friday, May 8th at 4 p.m. CT at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla.

The New Mexico State men will be making their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

The winner of each first- and second-round site advances to the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas, where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship May 15-19. The event will be hosted by Baylor University.

Patrick Pfister Named WAC Men's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M - New Mexico State men’s tennis player Patrick Pfister has earned Western Athletic Conference men’s tennis Athlete of the Week honors for the week of April 6-12, the conference announced on Tuesday.

“I’m very happy Patrick (Pfister) was recognized by the WAC,” NM State head coach Carlos Vargas said. “It’s well deserved especially because of his hard work and great play.”

Pfister, a senior from Dresden, Germany, concluded the regular season by going unbeaten in doubles and singles’ play in the final weekend. Last Friday, Pfister picked up a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Seattle U’s Tanner Berkabile. The following day, Pfister defeated Chicago State’s Rashley Yeremia, 6-0, 6-2. Pfister and partner Christofer Goncalves also claimed two doubles’ victories over the weekend at the No. 1 spot.   Continue Reading This Post >>