Women's Tennis News

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Women's Tennis News

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 >>

Kaur Named WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women's tennis junior Rimpledeep Kaur was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week once again on Tuesday the league announced.

Kaur has now won three of the last four player of the week honors after finishing the WAC regular-season with a perfect 5-0 mark in both singles and doubles play. She teamed up with Marie-Pier Thiffault for an undefeated run in conference play as well.

The junior finished last weekend 4-0, capturing wins over Grand Canyon's Tatum Prudhomme 6-0, 6-4 and Chicago State's Mariya Kostyuk 6-3, 6-3 at the top singles flight. Kaur then teamed up with Thiffault to first take down GCU's pair at No. 2 doubles 7-5 last Friday before mowing down the Cougar's No. 1 doubles pair 6-2 this past Saturday.

In total, Kaur has now won three player of the week honors in dual play and one player of the month during the fall season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Kaur Earns Second Straight WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State women’s tennis junior Rimpledeep Kaur was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week on Tuesday.

This is the third weekly conference honor for Kaur, two now during dual play and once during the fall slate, and the fourth overall for New Mexico State.

Kaur led NM State to a 2-1 record in Las Cruces last weekend when the Aggies hosted the first WAC pod. Individually, the Jassowal, India, native went undefeated in both singles and doubles action. The junior went 3-0 in singles play against WAC opponents, all at the No. 1 position, and led her Iowa State counterpart before the match was clinched.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Tennis Sweeps Men's And Women's Player Of The Week Honors

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Sergi Espias and Rimpledeep Kaur have been named the Western Athletic Conference Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, for March 6-12.

Espias, a junior from Barcelona, Spain picked up five wins this week. He earned two singles wins against St. Mary’s (7-6, 6-4) and Nevada (6-4, 3-6, 6-1). In doubles, he teamed up with partner Enrique Asmar to earn three wins. The duo defeated opponents from St. Mary’s (7-5), Nevada (6-4), and Portland (6-4).

Kaur, a junior from Jassowal, India, earned two singles wins on the week. She defeated the flight one opponent from Abilene Christian (3-6, 7-5, 10-6) and also picked up a win against Hardin-Simmons (6-2, 6-2). She teamed up with Marie-Pier Thiffault in doubles to defeat opponents from Hardin-Simmons (8-4).

Rebecca Keijzerwaard Named WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

New Mexico State’s Rebecca Keijzerwaard has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for January 16-22.

Keijzerwaard, a freshman from Oudenhoorn, Netherlands went undefeted against UNLV and Weber State. She won both flight 3 singles matches, beating her opponent from Weber State (3-6, 6-2, 6-2) and was beating her opponent from UNLV when the match was stopped. She also teamed up with Vanessa Valdez, winning their doubles match against Weber State (7-6) and beating UNLV at the time the match was stopped.