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Men's Tennis News

Brouleau Collects Academic All-District Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s tennis player Jim Brouleau earned Capital One Academic All-District VI first team honors, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.

Brouleau is an at-large selection and now qualifies for the All-America honor. A Poitiers, France, native, Brouleau earned his bachelor’s degree in international business in May 2011 with a 3.73 G.P.A.

“It’s not surprising,” head coach Carlos Vargas. “Jim was as good a student as he was a player. Ever since he got here, he has been able to take care of his academics and that’s especially hard being on the road. We had many late night returns and coming back tired to the hotel, and I would see him get his work done and he was very responsible. He never lost focus of the importance of getting his work done even when we were traveling and competing as much as we did.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Senior Arthur Surreaux Heading To NCAA Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior Arthur Surreaux was selected to compete by the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee to compete in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships.

Surreaux will enter the singles bracket, containing 64 of the top singles players in Division I tennis. Surreaux is the lone representative from the entire Western Athletic Conference.

The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships will take place May 25-30 at the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, Calif.

Surreaux finished the regular season with a 21-15 overall record in singles and a 19-13 overall record in doubles. Surreaux played a majority of his singles matches at the No. 1 spot for NM State, going 6-12 at the position.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Jim Brouleau Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Jim Brouleau has been named the Western Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for April 18-24.

A senior from Poitiers, France, Brouleau went 3-0 at No. 2 singles and 2-1 at No. 1 doubles last week as the Aggies picked up three WAC wins to secure the No. 2 seed in this week's WAC Tournament. He posted straight-set wins over Idaho's Lachlan Reed and Nevada’s Kristian Kuharszky. He also defeated Boise State’s Scott Sears, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, to clinch the match for NM State, the Aggies’ first-ever win over the Broncos. In doubles, he and partner Matej Stakne defeated Idaho’s Marius Cirstea and Alex Joitoiu and Boise State's Jeff Mullen and Nathan Sereke. The duo fell in a close match, 9-7, to Nevada's Kristian Kuharszky and Victor Ouvrard. NM State finished the season with a 14-7 record, the best record by the Aggies since going 15-6 in 2000 in the Best West.

Matej Stakne Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRCUES, N.M. - Junior Matej Stakne of the New Mexico State men's tennis team was named as the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Month for October.

Stakne is the second Aggie this fall to be named WAC Player of the Month. Senior Arthur Surreaux received the honor for September.

Stakne earned WAC Player of the Month for his superb performance at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships Oct. 20-24. Stakne reached the semifinals of the singles bracket, farther than anyone from the WAC advanced in the tournament.

"A lot of the guys have had great fall seasons," said head tennis coach Carlos Vargas, "but Stakne's was one of the most satisfying for me as a coach."

Stakne won five singles matches in the bracket en route to the semifinals match against Enej Bonin of Denver University, falling short 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Arthur Surreaux Dominates For The Aggies

Written By: Jayna Nance for NM State Media Relations

Arthur SurreauxLAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State University men's tennis player Arthur Surreaux continues to see success this season with a 13-1 record while still continuing to improve his game.

The senior from Sainte-Adresse, France began playing tennis at barely the age of four-years-old and hasn't looked back since.

"My dad played tennis too, so I started playing with my brother and dad and really liked it," Surreaux said.

Surreaux came to NM State from Texas A&M at Corpus Christi in the spring of 2009. He posted an impressive 14-singles wins for the Aggies in his first season, tying for the team lead in singles.

During his second season with the Aggies Surreaux lead the team in singles with an outstanding 22 wins during the season. Now, in his third season with the Aggies, Surreaux is still advancing in the game and enjoying every second of life in Las Cruces.

"I love it here! It is very different from the culture that I am used to but it is always fun," Surreaux said.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Arthur Surreaux Named WAC Men's Tennis Player Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Arthur Surreaux has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Month for September.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Vargas, Fernandez Take Over Aggie Tennis

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston didn’t have far to search for the new tennis coaches. Longtime tennis assistant coaches Carlos Vargas and Ivan Fernandez are tasked with leading the Aggies following Don Ball’s retirement.

Vargas becomes the new men’s head coach after he spent the previous 19 seasons as an assistant while Fernandez is in charge as the women’s head coach following his eighth season with the Aggies.

“Being the head coach has always been my goal,” Vargas said. “I’m thankful to coach Ball for giving me the opportunity to work with him and turning my life passion of playing tennis into a coaching career. I’m looking forward to being in charge of the men’s team.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Tennis Coach Don Ball Retires After 25 seasons At NM State

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After 25 years at the helm of the New Mexico State men's and women's tennis programs, head coach Don Ball is retiring. As a staple of Aggie Athletics, Ball is the longest tenured coach in school history.

"NM State has afforded me a great opportunity, and hopefully, I have given them back as much or more," Ball said. "I think I have left the program a lot different, than when I got here with basically 10 pretty good courts. Now we have the finest facility in the WAC, and one of the finest in the country, and I would like to think I was a part of that, not all of that, but a good part of that."

Ball has coached over 1,100 dual matches in his illustrious career and has won 562 combined matches from his men’s and women’s teams. He came to New Mexico State in the fall of 1985 after serving as the head tennis professional at the El Paso Tennis Club in El Paso, Texas. Since taking over the Aggie tennis programs, his men’s squads have gone 274-280 (.495), while the women’s program has a 288-289 (.499) record under Ball’s guidance.

"I have two really, really good assistants that will jump in and take my place and I don't think we'll miss a beat," Ball said. "They might even be better than in the past and that's exciting. I want to see this (program) succeed, and I want to be a fan. I only see bigger and better things for the tennis program at NM State. I’m glad I was a part of it."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Thirty Three Aggies Earn Academic All-WAC Honors For Spring 2010

DENVER, CO - The 2009-10 academic All-WAC baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field teams have been announced. A total of 33 NM State student athletes have been honored for their work in the classroom. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

The women's track and field team led the way with nine honorees followed by baseball with seven. The softball team had five, the women's tennis team had four, the men's tennis and women's golf team had three and the men's golf team had two honorees.

The following is a list of the Aggies' spring sport honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Diep Earns Academic All-America Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's tennis senior Gustave Diep was named to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large first team, Wednesday, June 8, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is the second straight season that Diep has garnered academic all-american earning a second team honor in 2009.

"Gustave is a very talented tennis player but a much finer student and that is hard to say because he is one of the best tennis players in the country," head coach Don Ball said. "He never received a single 'B' in all his classes at NM State and was always at the top of each and every class he was involved in. He is a pleasure to be around and he will be very successful in whatever he does later on in life because he knows what is important and has no problem putting in the work to be successful both on the court and in the classroom."  Continue Reading This Post >>