Women's Tennis News

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Women's Tennis News

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.

Aggie Men's And Women's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Recognition

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State men’s and women’s tennis team were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Tuesday evening for their academic excellence. The women’s team had six players earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors while the men had four.

As a team, it is the ninth-straight year that the women’s team has received the ITA All-Academic Team accolades while the men were honored for the fourth-straight year.

Departed senior Mia Brandt led the way for both teams with her fourth-consecutive ITA Scholar-Athlete award. The 2016 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Ashvarya Shrivastav, earned her third-straight honor while Chloe Jolliff and Rimpledeep Kaur garnered the award for the second year in a row.

Freshmen Lindsay Harlas and Sarah Van Eeckhoudt both received the award their first season in the Crimson and White.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Tennis And Women's Golf Recognized By NCAA

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's golf team and women's tennis team have been recognized by the NCAA for outstanding performance in the classroom.

The NCAA made the announcement today with the Aggie golf and tennis teams joining the 649 women's teams earning the NCAA Public Recognition Award based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate. A total of 1,071 teams are being recognized for their high achievement this year.

Both the women's tennis team and the women's golf team scored a perfect 1,000 APR score to rank in the top 10 percent of their sport. The two teams were among the 944 programs with perfect scores.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ashvarya Shrivastav Named WAC Women's Tennis Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – NM State's Ashvarya Shrivastav has been named Western Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Feb. 8-14.

Shrivastav, a senior from Pune, India (Institute of Open Schooling) completed the sweep against Pima CC when she defeated Kelsey Brown, who is ranked No. 19 in the junior college rankings according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, 6-1, 6-1. Against No. 58 Arizona, Shrivastav managed to get three games in each set in her loss to Lauren Marker, who is ranked No. 39 in singles play heading into this weekend.

Aggie Tennis Teams On All-Academic Team Lists

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s and women’s tennis teams are both on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team list as announced on Thursday by the ITA.

This is the third-straight year that both teams have made the list. For the women, it is now an astounding 10 years in a row receiving the recognition. Oh and by the way, both teams are also the defending Western Athletic Conference champions.

“I am extremely proud of these teams,” said women’s tennis head coach Ivan Fernandez. “The way that they manage their time to be WAC champions and at the same time Academic All-Americans is truly admirable.”

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All varsity letter winners should be factored into the cumulative team GPA for the current academic year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Announces All-Academic Honors for 2015 Spring Sports, Freshmen and Transfers, Sixty-Six Aggies Honored

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - The 2015 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, in addition to the Academic All-WAC freshmen/transfer teams for all sports.

A total of 311 spring student-athletes were named to the list, while 400 freshmen and transfers were added for a total of 711 student-athletes. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the honorees:  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Tennis To Face Texas Tech In NCAA Tournament

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women's tennis team found out their first round opponent in the upcoming 2015 NCAA Women's Tennis Team Championship.

The Aggies (13-10) will face No. 16 Texas Tech (19-6) in the first round on Friday, May 8th at 5 p.m. CT at the McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock, Tex.

The New Mexico State women 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.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Shrivistava Adds Another WAC Athlete Of The Week Award

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The awards keep piling on for New Mexico State women’s tennis player Ashvarya Shrivistava.

The Western Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday the WAC women’s tennis Athlete of the Week with Shrivistava garnering the award.

Shrivistava, a junior from Pune, India and NM State’s No. 1 individual, won all three singles and doubles matches last weekend. Shrivistava also helped the Aggies begin WAC play 3-0. Against Missour1-Kansas City, she defeated Dimitra Stravrianakou, 6-4, 6-0. On Saturday, Shrivistava claimed a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Chicago State’s Hanna Pangestu. She concluded the opening WAC weekend by defeating Michelle Lui of Seattle U, 6-2, 6-7, 10-5. In doubles play, Shrivistava and partner Denise Van Der Ben also picked-up three victories in the opening WAC weekend.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Susana Alcaraz Named WAC Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s tennis player Susana Alcaraz has been named Western Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

This is the second-consecutive week that a NM State player has been awarded WAC women’s tennis Athlete of the Week, as junior Ashvarya Shrivistava garnered the award last week.

The senior from Aguascalientes, Mexico, was the key for the Aggies weekend in Las Vegas, Nev.

“She (Alcaraz) had a great weekend in singles and doubles last weekend,” NM State head coach Ivan Fernandez said. “She is an extremely hard worker and is a great senior an on leader on our team.”

Alcaraz won her first match of the weekend by defeating Pacific’s Iveta Masarova in a three-set thriller (6-4, 1-6, 7-5).

Against Kansas, Alcaraz and doubles’ partener Erika Castillo Lopez battled the Jayhawk’s No. 1 doubles’ pairing in a match that ended unfinished (4-4).  Continue Reading This Post >>