Feb. 13, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico men's tennis team, 2-3, plays three matches in two days on its home court. The match with Northern Arizona is split into two days with doubles kicking off the weekend on Friday at 10 a.m. The singles will conclude things this weekend on Saturday at 7 p.m.
New Mexico and No. 65 Denver will hit the court at 6 p.m. on Friday. The Lobos battle Oregon on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. All of the matches will be in the tennis bubbles at the Lobo Tennis Club. There is no charge for admission.
The Lobos are ranked No. 49, moving up six spots from last week's No. 55.
Northern Arizona comes to town with a 1-5 record with its lone victory coming against Utah State, 4-3, last Friday. The Lobos have never lost to the Lumberjacks, holding a 19-0 series lead.
Denver swings in ranked No. 65 with a mark of 5-1. The lone loss of the season was to Middle Tennessee 4-3 on Feb. 2. Denver has won the last two meetings with the Lobos but New Mexico has a 22-14 lead in the series. The last time the Lobos defeated Denver was 2005, 6-1, in Albuquerque.
The Ducks of Oregon bring a 4-3 record to Albuquerque. They will play Northern Arizona on Friday before facing the Lobos Saturday. The Ducks are coming off a 7-0 loss to their only ranked opponent, No. 74 Fresno State last Sunday. New Mexico and Oregon have faced each other five times and the Lobos have a slight 3-2 advantage. The Lobos won their most recent meeting when they traveled to Oregon for a 5-2 victory in 2003.
New Mexico collected its second victory of the season last week, defeating No. 50 Middle Tennessee State 4-3 on Saturday. The Lobos swept the doubles for the first time this season. Max Jones, Johnny Parkes and Chris Parkes each won their singles match to give the Lobos the upset.