Lobos Hoping To Gain Momentum
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/17/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 17, 2010

Albuquerque, N.M.- The University of New Mexico women's tennis team will host Nevada and Kansas State this weekend at the Linda Estes Tennis Center. The Lobos will begin play at 5 P.M. on Friday against Nevada and 10 A.M. on Sunday against Kansas State.

New Mexico is looking to bounce back from their two loses this past weekend fall to No. 74 Oregon and No. 60 Colorado. The Lobos (1-4) are hoping to gain some momentum at home prior to hitting the road for the rest of February and March before coming back to the Land of Enchantment in April.

Scouting The Opponents

Nevada, currently ranked No. 71 in the ITA polls, is 0-2 on the season, which includes a 5-2 loss to Oregon. The Wolf Pack hasn't been on the court since Feb. 7.

The Lobos have a 1-1 all-time record against Nevada. These two teams met in Albuquerque on March 3, 1995, where New Mexico swept the Wolf Pack, 9-0.

Kansas State is currently 2-1 on the season with a 5-2 win over Northern Iowa and a 6-1 win over Drake.

The Lobos have a 7-5 all-time record against the Wildcats. The last time these two teams met was on March 8, 2008 in Manhattan, Kan. where New Mexico won, 5-2.

Academic Success

The grade point average (GPA) for the University of New Mexico's athletic program for the fall 2009 semester was release and the New Mexico women's tennis team came out on to with a GPA of 3.79. The 3.79 GPA earned by the women's tennis team was the highest GPA of all 11 sports.

Serving Up A Cure

The University of New Mexico men's and women's tennis teams are partnering up with the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA) to help in the fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The tennis teams will begin a season long campaign, Serving Up A Cure, this weekend to help raise money for ALS research. Serving Up A Cure will allow people to get involved in a couple of different ways. Donors can pledge money per match or per set won for either the men's or women's tennis teams. Forms to make donations and instructions for submitting them can be found at GOLOBOS.com on either the men's or women's tennis page. All donations will be sent to Roy Cañada, women's tennis head coach.

ALS affects adults of all ages, sexes and races. Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease and every 90 minutes someone dies from this disease. There in no known cause or cure and the cost for an ALS patient is $200,000 per year.

Please help the men's and women's tennis teams fight against ALS. For more information contact Roy Cañada at rcanada@unm.edu or at 925-5780.