vs. North Texas
2013-14 (Freshman Season)
Baklini finished her first season at UNM with an overall singles record of 14-7. She posted a 10-5 singles record in the 2013 fall tournament season and a 4-2 singles record in regular season play. Baklini recorded a 14-12 doubles record for her first season. She competed primarily in the No. 3 doubles spot with teammate Emily Olivier. Baklini and Olivier posted a 10-7 record as a duo.
Baklini also received plenty of recognition for academic success during her first year at UNM. She was named to the 2014 Academic All-Mountain West team and was also named a 2014 MW Scholar-Athlete. Additionally, Baklini was named a 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete.
Prior to UNM
She is a graduate of Eldorado HS in Albuquerque, N.M. Baklini was coached by Serena Taylor at Eldorado where she won a 5A State Championship in 2013. Her highest national ranking before coming to UNM was 172 and she had an overall record of 9-6. She was also the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award from Eldorado for showing outstanding sportsmanship while playing tennis. She was a state runner-up in 2012, placed second in the New Mexico Junior Championship, and advanced to the semi-finals in New Mexico Women’s Open in 2012.
She is the daughter of Robert Baklini who is a UNM Tennis Alumni. She has a twin brother, Sean Baklini, who also joined the Lobo tennis program.
Baklini is undecided on her major at UNM. When she’s not playing tennis, Baklini enjoys snowboarding and hiking.
Head Coach Erica Jasper on Susie Baklini
“Susie worked exceptionally hard over the summer and into the fall—and her fall singles results really showed it. Susie is an exciting player to watch and is someone we will look to this spring to bring a certain intensity and energy to our practices and matches.”