Women's Tennis News

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Women's Tennis News

Shrivastava Earns Third WAC Tennis Player Of The Week Honor

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The awards keep on rolling in for New Mexico State women’s tennis player Ashvarya Shrivastava as the Aggie junior has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, the conference announced Tuesday.

This is the third WAC award this season for the Pune, India native as she was also named the WAC Athlete of the Month in back-to-back months during the fall schedule.

“I’m very proud of Ash, she works very hard and deserves this award,” NM State head coach Ivan Fernandez said. “She is honored to receive the award, but her goals this semester are for team success.”

Shrivastava led the Aggies to their first victory of the spring schedule as NM State defeated Texas State in a dual match at the NM State Tennis Center on Sunday, 5-2. She won matches in both singles’ and doubles’ play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Patrick Pfister, Ashvarya Shrivastava Named WAC Tennis Athletes Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Patrick Pfister and teammate Ashvarya Shrivastava have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Tennis Athletes of the Month, respectively, for the month of October.

Pfister, a senior from Dresden, Germany (Sportschool Dresden), brought home both a singles’ title and doubles’ title from the Balloon Fiesta Invitaitonal to begin the month. The Aggie senior defeated host New Mexico’s Rodolfo Jauregui, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, to win the Cherry Draw and remained undefeated in doubles play with partner Strahinja Trecakov after the tandem defeated Northern Arizona’s Alexandre Locci and Jordan Gobatie to win the doubles championship. The NM State duo then won a match at the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional to advance to the round of 16 before falling 8-7 for their first defeat of the season.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Liam Goldberg, Ashvarya Shrivastava Named WAC Tennis Players Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Liam Goldberg and teammate Ashvarya Shrivastava have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Tennis Athletes of the Month, respectively, for the month of September.

Goldberg, a junior from Melbourne, Australia (Lake Erie College), went undefeated during the Aggie Invitational in both singles and doubles play. The Aggie junior took the White Flight title after defeating three-consecutive opponents, all in straight sets. Goldberg also went 3-0 in doubles matches along with partner and fellow Australian Thomas Douglas. The New Mexico State duo had three tough matches, but came out on top in all three to be named co-champions of the doubles Crimson Flight after another Aggie team also reached the final.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Fourteen Aggies Honored By ITA For Academic Success

A total of fourteen Aggie men's and women's tennis players were honored by the ITA on Thursday for their academic success as the ITA announced their All-Academic teams.

The men's team placed eight student-athletes on the All-Academic teams, more than any other school in the WAC by a wide margin as the next closest school placed three student-athletes on the All-Academic team.

The women's team placed six on the All-Academic team, second most on the women's side behind UT Pan American which had seven honorees.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

The list of honorees is as follows:

Degardin, Germain, New Mexico State
Thomas Douglas, New Mexico State
Liam Goldberg, New Mexico State
Jeremy Harlas, New Mexico State
Naveensaii Manivannan, New Mexico State
Patrick Pfister, New Mexico State
Strahinja Trecakov, New Mexico State
Marc Westgate, New Mexico State

Susana Alcaraz Gonzalez, New Mexico State
Mia Brandt, New Mexico State
Brittany Collens, New Mexico State
Ashvarya Shrivastava, New Mexico State
Maria Van der Ben, New Mexico State
Annemieke Witte, New Mexico State  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Tennis Teams Earn Multiple All-WAC Honors

The Western Athletic Conference announced the 2014 Men's and Women's All-WAC Tennis teams on Wednesday, April 30. The teams were voted on by the league's coaches and New Mexico State garnered six all-conference honors. four for the men's team and two for the women's team.

2014 WAC Men's Tennis Award Winners

First Team All-WAC Singles
Jose Bendeck, Idaho
Adrian Legarreta, Grand Canyon
Kevin Lynch, Seattle U
Nicolas Moulin, Grand Canyon
Artemiy Nikitin, Idaho
Strahinja Trecakov, New Mexico State

First Team All-WAC Doubles
Jose Bendeck/Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho
Naveen Manivannan/Marc Westgate, New Mexico State
Tomas Patino/Mike Psarros, Kansas City

Second Team All-WAC Singles
Benjamin Collomb, Grand Canyon
Paul Denele, New Mexico State
Naveen Manivannan, New Mexico State
Sergiu Muresan, Chicago State  Continue Reading This Post >>

Alcaraz Named WAC Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State junior women’s tennis player Susana Alcaraz was named Athlete of the Week by the Western Athletic Conference for the week of April 7-13. The honor is the first for the team and for Alcaraz this season.

Alcaraz, a junior from Aguascalientes, Mexico, won both of her singles matches at the No. 2 spot, and along with doubles partner Marie-Pier Thiffault, went 1-1 in doubles. She earned a two-set win (7-6, 7-5) against Arkansas State’s Janie Nowland to help NM State to its 6-1 win, while she and Thiffault defeated an ASU duo 8-3 at the third court. Alcaraz also earned a three-set victory (6-7, 6-4, 6-4) in singles at the second court over Idaho’s Almudena Sanz as NM State defeated the Vandals 4-3.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Women's Tennis Announces 2012-13 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's tennis head coach Ivan Fernandez announced the team's 2012-13 schedule Wednesday, featuring a home slate that includes the fall Aggie Invitational and seven home dual matches in 2013.

The Aggie Invitational kicks off the NM State fall schedule beginning Friday, Sept. 14. The three-day NM State tourney is expected to feature players from rivals New Mexico and UTEP as well as Northern Arizona and a couple of top-ranked Division II teams.

"I am really looking forward to seeing the team in action for our Aggie Invitational on the weekend of September 14-16," said Fernandez. "I am very excited about this upcoming season with five returners and three new freshmen. The team should be one of strongest we have had in the last few years."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Tennis Teams Collect Academic Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the All-Academic teams and individual scholar athletes for the 2011-12 season. Four athletes from the women's team and the senior captain from the men's team were honored as scholar-athletes for New Mexico State.

The Aggie women's team earned the ITA All-Academic team award for the fifth straight year and ninth time in 10 seasons.

Departed 2012 senior Manon Sylvain earned ITA Scholar Athlete honors for the second time in her NM State career. Rising senior Jodie Williams and rising junior Annemieke Witte were each recognized by the organization for the second straight season. Additionally, Denise Van Der Ben earned her first honor from the ITA after completing her freshman campaign.  Continue Reading This Post >>

2012 All-WAC Men's And Women's Tennis Teams Announced

2012 WAC Men's Tennis Award Winners

First Team All-WAC Singles
Remi Boutillier, Fresno State
Jean-Charles Diame, Fresno State
Francis Casey Alcantara, Fresno State
Jonathan Brooklyn, Hawai’i
Wessim Derbel, Nevada
Matej Stakne, New Mexico State

First Team All-WAC Doubles
Francis Alcantara and Remi Boutillier, Fresno State
Jonathan Brooklyn and Dmytro Kovalyov, Hawai’i
Jose Bendeck and Cristobal Ramos Salazar, Idaho

Second Team All-WAC Singles
David Ayoun, Fresno State
Dmytro Kovalyov, Hawai’i
Marius Cirstea, Idaho
Abid Akbar, Idaho
Victor Ouvrard, Nevada
Sven Poslusny, Utah State

Second Team All-WAC Doubles
David Ayoun and Zach Leslie, Fresno State
Wessim Derbel and Fernando Sunago, Nevada
Marc Westgate and Luis Ramirez, New Mexico State

WAC Player of the Year: Remi Boutillier, Fresno State  Continue Reading This Post >>

Women's Tennis Signs Brandt to Play In 2012-13

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women's tennis head coach Ivan Fernandez announced Mia Brandt, signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play tennis for the Aggies beginning in the fall of 2012.

Brandt is a native of Oslo, Norway, the first recruit for Fernandez from the Scandinavian country. The Norwegian ranked among the top five juniors in her country and was a national indoor doubles champion last season.

With no organized high school tennis, Brandt played at the number one or two positions on her club team in Oslo helping her team to a 14-6 record and a pair of top-three finishes. She chose NM State over several other Division I scholarship offers and plans to major in international business.

"I had the opportunity to see Mia play in Florida in December and was extremely impressed with her tennis and her composure on the court," Fernandez said. "I am very excited that she chose NM State.   Continue Reading This Post >>