Women's Tennis News

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Women's Tennis News

NMSU Women's Tennis Heads To Palo Alto For NCAA Regionals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's tennis team is off to The Farm in Palo Alto, Calif., to take on the No. 3 national seed Stanford Cardinal at 1 p.m. (MT)/Noon local (PT) this Saturday, May 4, at the Taube Family Tennis Center.

The Aggies enter postseason play with a 15-9 overall record after claiming their second Western Athletic Conference Championship title this past Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 victory over regular-season champion Grand Canyon at the Brownsville Tennis Center.

This will be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for second-year head coach Emily Wang since being named the eighth head coach in program history. It will also be the first tournament appearance for everyone on the Aggie roster with the only other appearance in program history coming 2015.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Tennis Earns WAC Awards

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s tennis team heads to the Western Athletic Conference Championships with some hardware ready for them to pick up from the end of year awards.

Transfer Gavi Kalaga earned First-Team All-WAC accolades for singles play after tallying 14 wins on the year with a perfect 4-0 record in league play. The Bhubaneswar, India, product heads into the championships with a seven match win-streak.

Harsha Challa rounds out the winners for NM State in singles play with second-team honors. The sophomore enters this weekend with a 19-12 overall record and 3-2 mark in WAC play. She’s also been consistent for the Aggies in the spring, posting a 13-5 record in dual action.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Challa Named WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

- New Mexico State women’s tennis sophomore Harsha Challa was named the Western Athletic Conference Singles Player of the Week after going 2-0 this past weekend.

This is the first singles player of the week honor for Challa and the first singles honor for NM State in dual play.

Challa first took down Montana State’s Linnea Fristam at the No. 3 singles position 6-2, 6-4 before taking down Maria Oreshkina from Wyoming 7-5, 6-3 – for NM State’s lone point against the Cowgirls. The two wins pushed her streak to six-straight victories with two unfinished matches in between.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Gavino, Keijzerwaard Named WAC Women's Tennis Doubles Team Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women's tennis doubles of team of Chloe Gavino and Rebecca Keijzerwaard was named the Western Athletic Conference Doubles Team of the Week Tuesday morning.

This is the first doubles team of the week honor for Gavino and Keijzerwaard together as a team and first for NM State this spring as well.

In their first match of the weekend together Gavino and Keijzerwaard took down then No. 11 Central Oklahoma's doubles team 6-2. The pair followed up with a 6-1 win over UTSA's tandem two days later at home.

Gavino, a freshman from Tucson, Ariz., has now won seven-straight doubles matches with three different teammates – including three-straight with Keijzerwaard. She is also 7-0 in dual matches this season.

The Aggies hit the road this weekend as they head to Laramie, Wyo., for a pair of matches against Montana State (March 2) and Wyoming (March 3).

Clara Rizea Named WAC Women's Tennis Singles Player Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s tennis sophomore Clara Rizea was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Month for singles on Thursday after going 3-1 in singles play for the month of October.

This is the first WAC Singles Player of the Month honor for the ULM transfer and second-straight month an Aggie has earned the honor.

Rizea first took down New Mexico’s Maddie Chavez 6-3, 6-3 to open the UNM Halloween Howl before ousting Chavez’s teammate, Lauren Rich, in similar fashion 6-3, 6-1. The Timisoara, Romania, product dropped her lone match to Emily Kolbow 0-6, 7-6, 7-6 before rallying on the final day with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Iowa State’s Karen Alvarez.

NM State concludes its fall slate this weekend at the Gonzaga Invitational (Nov. 2-4) up in the Pacific Northwest.

NMSU Women's Tennis Sweeps Monthly WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s tennis team swept the first set of month awards the league announced late Tuesday morning. Freshman Chloe Gavino was named the singles player of the month while the duo of Lindsay Harlas and Harsha Challa claimed doubles team of the month.

Gavino, a Tucson, Ariz., product had a great debut in the Crimson & White, going 4-0 in the White singles flight in 2018 Aggie Invitational. The freshman first took down rival UNM’s Madelyn Chavez 6-4, 6-0 before taking down her foe from UT Permian Basin 6-1, 6-2. Gavino then took down UTEP’s Rine Nozaki with ease 6-2, 6-0 prior to best teammate Quinty Janssen in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 for the title.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Eight Aggies Garner ITA Scholar-Athletes Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State men's and women's tennis programs had eight combined players named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes Tuesday afternoon. In addition, both men's and women's teams earned All-Academic Team accolades as well.

The Aggie women have now earned ITA All-Academic Team honors for the 15th-consecutive year while the men were honored for the sixth-straight season.

On the men's side, Stijn de Haan (aerospace engineering) and Enrique Asmar (civil engineering) both earned their third-straight ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition while Luis Flores (finance) earned the honor for the second-consecutive year. Louis Menard (finance), Yusuke Nishitani (marketing) and Alejandro Rosas (mathematics) claimed their first since joining NM State last season. This is the sixth-consecutive season the Aggies have had four or more student-athletes earn this honor.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Emily Wang Hired As NMSU Women's Tennis Head Coach

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia has named Emily Wang (pronounced wong) the seventh NM State head women’s tennis coach on Friday.

“Interest in our head women’s tennis position was overwhelming,” Moccia said. “Emily rose to the top during the process and I was glad we were able to recruit her to NM State. With her playing background in the Big 10 at Illinois and her returning Eastern Illinois to success they haven’t seen in 25 years, I’m very confident she will do a tremendous job as our next head coach. I’d like to thank Erica Perkins Jasper, the ITA COO, for assisting me as well. Her knowledge of collegiate tennis coaches around the country was instrumental in our decision making.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf And Women's Tennis Earn NCAA Public Recognition Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - New Mexico State’s women’s golf and women’s tennis teams were recognized on Wednesday with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for the 2015-16 academic year. Both Aggie squads posted a perfect 1,000 multiyear rate for the 2012-16 school years.

“Striving for Academic Progress Rate (APR) excellence is a vision all of our athletic teams aspire to accomplish and when respective teams reach that milestone, the entire athletic department celebrates the honored victory with them,” said Associate AD/Academics James Hall said.

This is the third-straight year where the women’s tennis team has posted a perfect multi-year APR grade while it is the women’s golf team’s second-straight year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kaur Named WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Year

Written By: WAC Media Relations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The 2017 All-WAC women's tennis teams have been named, following a vote of the WAC’s six head coaches. NM State’s Rimpledeep Kaur headlines the awards, earning WAC Player of the Year honors, while UMKC’s Yana Grechkina was named WAC Freshman of the Year and Grand Canyon’s Greg Prudhomme earned WAC Coach of the Year honors.

Kaur was the pick for WAC Player of the Year after going 5-0 at No. 1 singles in WAC play. She also went 5-0 at Nos. 2 and 1 doubles in WAC play with partner Marie-Pier Thiffault. She was named WAC Player of the Month in November and was named WAC Player of the Week three times this season.

Grechkina earned WAC Freshman of the Year honors after going 5-0 at No. 4 singles in WAC matches. She also went 4-1 in WAC play at No. 1 doubles with partner Melinda Johnson. She was named WAC Player of the Week on April 18.  Continue Reading This Post >>