Men's Tennis News

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Men's Tennis News

41 Aggies Earn Spring 2009 Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - The 2008-09 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. A total of 41 spring student-athletes were named to the list. 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 following is a list of the spring sport honorees:

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Scott Coffman, So. (Editorial Note: We believe that Scott Coffman is a freshman and should be on the Academic All-Freshman/Transfers list)

Frank Duran, Sr.

Noah Garza, Sr.

Erik Nyquist, Sr.

Richard Stout, Sr.

Sebastien Vendette, Sr.

Jacob Wilson, Sr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Men's Tennis Earns National Ranking

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men's tennis team broke into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national rankings for the first time since 2004, appearing in this week's poll at No. 75 that was released Tuesday.
 
The Aggies (5-1) crack into the national spotlight after opening up the season with five-straight wins, the last of which was a 4-3 victory over No. 72 UNLV, Saturday in Las Vegas. NM State has been nationally ranked 16 times before this, but not since the March 16, 2004 poll.
 
Head coach Don Ball said that is nice to be back in the rankings, but he added his team has a lot of work cut out for them.
 
"We play a lot of good teams this year," Ball said. "We can't worry about our ranking, we have to worry about our play. The thing is, rankings are a nice accolade but the bottom line is there are a lot of teams not ranked that are in our vicinity, like a Cal Poly who just beat us."
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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 Western Athletic Conference Tennis Player of the Week for Jan. 26 - Feb. 1.

Brouleau, a sophomore from Poitiers, France (Lycee Victor Hugo), won all three of his singles matches in straight sets, helping the Aggies win all 18 of their singles matches in their opening weekend. In the three matches, Brouleau, the No. 16th-ranked player in the Mountain Region did not lose more than three games in any set. Including his fall tournament singles record, he now owns a 15-3 overall mark this season.

The Daily Aggie :: 07/06/08

Today we're taking a little break from our look back at The Best Wins of '07/'08 to bring you an interview with Aggie head tennis coach Don Ball. When we interview Coach Ball about his men's and women's squads' best wins of the season we also talked with him about the teams' losses to Fresno State in the semifinals of the WAC Tournament, the impact the new tennis facility has had on his program and his outlook on next year's teams.

bleedCrimson.net: Talk about the end of your teams' seasons. Both the men and the women lost to Fresno State in the semi.
Don Ball: On the women's side [Fresno State] won the WAC and went on to the round of 16 in the NCAAs and lost to the #1 seed. The Fresno women, we competed very well with them in the doubles but they were way too strong for us in the singles.

On the men's side Fresno again was a top 40 ranked team. It was exciting to play them here but we lost a very close doubles point that came down to the third doubles match and ended up in a tiebreaker in that set to decide it. We had our chances there. Then we start off and won four first sets which to the non collegeiate tennis person, that's huge because you only need four points to win and so we were well on our way. We kind of let up off the gas pedal there and they were able to sneak by us. That one hurt because we really had a good chance to win that match. We were within points of winning #1 and #2 and #3 we were playing extremely well. But we have the same team back next year so we're feeling pretty good about ourselves.

bc.net: Talk about the the outlook for next season and the benefits of having the new tennis facility and its impact on the recruiting and the players:
Don Ball: First of all the facility it was great to have it to showcase the WAC which we did. We've been in the WAC, this is our third year and I felt we did the best job of anybody running this tournament and it just went off like clockwork. I'm very proud of our facility and our personnel and our staff starting with Maria Roth on down. So we're very proud of that aspect. It does and it will lend itself to attracting bigger and better events here, bigger and better tennis players. It's on our website and you can see it and the players they're going to be talking about it. A lot of schools have already asked to come back and play at our place next year. So they're looking at this place as maybe one of their yearly ventures out on the road. That's important for us because it saves us money when teams come in and play us. That's going to be huge. It's no question that the facility is only going to get better and we can't wait to show it off to more people.

The men's team, we're the exact same team and we'll add a player or two in January. In fact we've already signed one for January that will probably go in the lineup. With that in mind we're very good. We're a year older, a year stronger, a year more mature. I would be very surprised if we don't end up nationally ranked. Our goal is to be in the Top 50 in the country and we will have our work cut out for us in the WAC because there's going to be Boise State who's always high in the rankings, Hawai'i who is loaded and won the WAC this year and has their whole team back and better players coming in. Fresno is always very good and Idaho is getting stronger. I think all five of those teams will be nationally ranked including us. WAC tennis is getting much much better so we have to really put the foot to the pedal to try to get the best possible things we can get out of the guys, it's going to be a tough road.

The women, we lost Anne [Fagegaltier] and we lost Zelja [Juricek] and so we lost our #2 and #4 player. We actually feel that we have recruited three athletes in that will be in the starting lineup. And we feel that we have one that might come in and play #1. Certainly we have the girl who played for UTEP who played #2 for UTEP who if she plays #4 for us we'll be real good. That's kind of where we've penciled her in. If she's at #4 she's going to beat most players and pick up the slack for Anne. Then we have a girl from Mexico that will come in and we think she'll make the starting lineup. And those players also are better double players. So we certainly should be contending for the top three in the conference. Obviously Fresno State being a Top 16 team that's where we'd like to be but realistically they're better than us. Boise was like around 30 they were very good and have most of their kids back so that's a big task for us as well. Nevada is very good and that's where we are really setting our sites. We want to take out Nevada this year and if we do that this year it's one step at a time to take out Boise and Fresno. We feel that this team is going to be potentially nationally ranked, probably not as high as the men. We just want to get in the Top 75 or so and if we do that then we're building.

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Stoisavljevic Named Men’s Tennis Player Of The Week

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State junior men’s tennis player Roman Stoisavljevic has been named the WAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week Monday, Feb. 25 as announced by the league office.

Stoisavljevic had a perfect weekend in both his singles and doubles in matches against No. 57 New Mexico and No. 41 Texas Tech, Feb. 22 and 24.

He and sophomore teammate Eduardo Salas convincingly defeated Texas Tech’s No. 2 nationally ranked doubles pair of Christian Rojmar and Bojan Szumanske, 8-2.

"Roman and Eddie's win is the best result against that level of doubles team that we’ve ever played, which is exciting," head coach Don Ball said.

In singles play, Stoisavljevic won his first match in three sets at the No. 3 position over Graeme Kassautzki of No. 57 New Mexico, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, before winning in straight sets at the No. 2 position over No. 41 Texas Tech’s Sinisa Markovic, 6-4, 6-4.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men’s And Women’s Tennis Set For Weekend

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico State men's and women's tennis teams hit the road this weekend in fall tournament competition running from Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7.

The women's netters travel to Houston, Texas to compete in the University of Houston Cougar Fall Draw. NMSU's men's team travel north up I-25 to participate in the 2007 UNM Balloon Fiesta Classic.

On the women's side, senior Anne Fagegaltier (Montreuil, France) is seeking her 50th career singles victory. She enters Friday's competition just one win shy of the half century mark. She went 2-1 and finished in third place in the top singles flight at the Miner Fall Invite on Sept. 23, the Aggies only tournament this fall season.  Continue Reading This Post >>