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Men's Tennis News

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 >>

Patrick Pfister, Ashvarya Shrivastava Named WAC Tennis Athletes Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Patrick Pfister and teammate Ashvarya Shrivastava have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Tennis Athletes of the Month, respectively, for the month of October.

Pfister, a senior from Dresden, Germany (Sportschool Dresden), brought home both a singles’ title and doubles’ title from the Balloon Fiesta Invitaitonal to begin the month. The Aggie senior defeated host New Mexico’s Rodolfo Jauregui, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, to win the Cherry Draw and remained undefeated in doubles play with partner Strahinja Trecakov after the tandem defeated Northern Arizona’s Alexandre Locci and Jordan Gobatie to win the doubles championship. The NM State duo then won a match at the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional to advance to the round of 16 before falling 8-7 for their first defeat of the season.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Liam Goldberg, Ashvarya Shrivastava Named WAC Tennis Players Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Liam Goldberg and teammate Ashvarya Shrivastava have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Tennis Athletes of the Month, respectively, for the month of September.

Goldberg, a junior from Melbourne, Australia (Lake Erie College), went undefeated during the Aggie Invitational in both singles and doubles play. The Aggie junior took the White Flight title after defeating three-consecutive opponents, all in straight sets. Goldberg also went 3-0 in doubles matches along with partner and fellow Australian Thomas Douglas. The New Mexico State duo had three tough matches, but came out on top in all three to be named co-champions of the doubles Crimson Flight after another Aggie team also reached the final.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Fourteen Aggies Honored By ITA For Academic Success

A total of fourteen Aggie men's and women's tennis players were honored by the ITA on Thursday for their academic success as the ITA announced their All-Academic teams.

The men's team placed eight student-athletes on the All-Academic teams, more than any other school in the WAC by a wide margin as the next closest school placed three student-athletes on the All-Academic team.

The women's team placed six on the All-Academic team, second most on the women's side behind UT Pan American which had seven honorees.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

The list of honorees is as follows:

Degardin, Germain, New Mexico State
Thomas Douglas, New Mexico State
Liam Goldberg, New Mexico State
Jeremy Harlas, New Mexico State
Naveensaii Manivannan, New Mexico State
Patrick Pfister, New Mexico State
Strahinja Trecakov, New Mexico State
Marc Westgate, New Mexico State

Susana Alcaraz Gonzalez, New Mexico State
Mia Brandt, New Mexico State
Brittany Collens, New Mexico State
Ashvarya Shrivastava, New Mexico State
Maria Van der Ben, New Mexico State
Annemieke Witte, New Mexico State  Continue Reading This Post >>