Men's Tennis News

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Men's Tennis News

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:

Men
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

Women
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 >>

Aggie Tennis Teams Earn Multiple All-WAC Honors

The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2014 Men's and Women's All-WAC Tennis teams on Wednesday, April 30. The teams were voted on by the league's coaches and New Mexico State garnered six all-conference honors. four for the men's team and two for the women's team.

2014 WAC Men's Tennis Award Winners

First Team All-WAC Singles
Jose Bendeck, Idaho
Adrian Legarreta, Grand Canyon
Kevin Lynch, Seattle U
Nicolas Moulin, Grand Canyon
Artemiy Nikitin, Idaho
Strahinja Trecakov, New Mexico State

First Team All-WAC Doubles
Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho
Naveen Manivannan/Marc Westgate, New Mexico State
Tomas Patino/Mike Psarros, Kansas City

Second Team All-WAC Singles
Benjamin Collomb, Grand Canyon
Paul Denele, New Mexico State
Naveen Manivannan, New Mexico State
Sergiu Muresan, Chicago State  Continue Reading This Post >>

Fernandez, Ramirez, Westgate Earn All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State men’s tennis players Daniel Fernandez, Luis Fernandez and Marc Westgate each collected All-Western Athletic Conference accolades for the 2013 spring season, the conference office announced Thursday.

Fernandez, a freshman from Aguascalientes, Mexico, was named WAC Freshman of the Year and first team All-WAC for his work on the court. Senior Luis Fernandez was named All-WAC second team for singles, while he and junior Marc Westgate were named second team all-conference for doubles play.
Fernandez finished the regular season 15-4 in singles overall and 4-0 in WAC play, winning each of his conference matches in straight sets. He was named WAC Player of the Week twice during the spring and helped the Aggies to a 13-8 season record, 3-2 in league play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Daniel Fernandez Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Daniel Fernandez has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Players of the Week for the week of April 8-14.

Fernandez, a freshman from Aguascalientes, Mexico (Tec de Monterrey), extended his win streak to six matches and moved to a perfect 4-0 n WAC play at the on the No. 2 court after a 2-0 weekend record. He defeated both his WAC opponents in straight sets and battled a tough first set against Zach Kosanke of Seattle U (75, 6-3) before coming up with the two-game win. He defeated Utah State’s Fredrik Peterson, 6-1, 6-4. Fernandez split his weekend in doubles play with partner Paul Denele at the No. 3 spot. The Aggie duo knocked off Flavio Malagutti and Kyle Rapp of Seattle U, 8-5 on Friday, but fell in a close 8-6 decision to the pair from Utah State for just his third loss in doubles play this season. Fernandez is 12-3 at the No. 3 spot in double play this season and improves to 15-4 in singles play and 11-2 at the second position.

Aggie Tennis Teams Collect Academic Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the All-Academic teams and individual scholar athletes for the 2011-12 season. Four athletes from the women's team and the senior captain from the men's team were honored as scholar-athletes for New Mexico State.

The Aggie women's team earned the ITA All-Academic team award for the fifth straight year and ninth time in 10 seasons.

Departed 2012 senior Manon Sylvain earned ITA Scholar Athlete honors for the second time in her NM State career. Rising senior Jodie Williams and rising junior Annemieke Witte were each recognized by the organization for the second straight season. Additionally, Denise Van Der Ben earned her first honor from the ITA after completing her freshman campaign.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2012 All-WAC Men's And Women's Tennis Teams Announced

2012 WAC Men's Tennis Award Winners

First Team All-WAC Singles
Remi Boutillier, Fresno State
Jean-Charles Diame, Fresno State
Francis Casey Alcantara, Fresno State
Jonathan Brooklyn, Hawai’i
Wessim Derbel, Nevada
Matej Stakne, New Mexico State

First Team All-WAC Doubles
Francis Alcantara and Remi Boutillier, Fresno State
Jonathan Brooklyn and Dmytro Kovalyov, Hawai’i
Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho

Second Team All-WAC Singles
David Ayoun, Fresno State
Dmytro Kovalyov, Hawai’i
Marius Cirstea, Idaho
Abid Akbar, Idaho
Victor Ouvrard, Nevada
Sven Poslusny, Utah State

Second Team All-WAC Doubles
David Ayoun and Zach Leslie, Fresno State
Wessim Derbel and Fernando Sunago, Nevada
Marc Westgate and Luis Ramirez, New Mexico State

WAC Player of the Year: Remi Boutillier, Fresno State  Continue Reading This Post >>