Women’s Tennis Prepares for Regular Season Finale
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/18/2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico women’s tennis team will play its final match of the regular season on Saturday, April 19 when the Lobos host Air Force at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex at 11 a.m. MT.

“Air Force is always known for being a very competitive and tough team and we are excited for the challenge in our final home match of the season,” interim head coach Kelcy McKenna said.

While the Lobos may hold an impressive all-time record of 14-4 against the Falcons, those four losses have come in the last four seasons. The Lobos are certainly hungry for a USAFA win, as UNM has not defeated the Falcons since 2009.

UNM (14-7, 3-1) and USAFA (17-7, 2-2) are both coming off of three-match win streaks. It’ll be a tight match up as both teams attempt to claim one more conference win before heading to the MW Championships next week in Fresno, Calif.

The Lobos are currently in second place in the MW standings. The Falcons are in sixth place.

Saturday’s match is also Senior Day for the Lobos. UNM will honor Michaela Bezdickova and Susanna Kuuttila after the match as they make their final home appearance.

“Honoring senior captain Michaela Bezdickova and fellow senior Anna Kuuttila in our last regular season conference match will be bittersweet,” McKenna said. “As a program, we could not be more proud of how these two young ladies have represented University of New Mexico, both in the classroom and on the tennis court.”

Come out and support the Lobos on Saturday as the close out the regular season at home.


Head Coach: Kim Gidley

Conference: Mountain West

Falcons’ 2014 Record: 17-7, 2-2

Lobos vs Falcons: The Lobos hold an all-time record of 14-4 against the Falcons.

Last Meeting: The Lobos last competed against the Falcons on April 12, 2013. UNM lost, 4-3.