April 8, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico men's tennis team travels to Provo, Utah for its final three matches of the regular season. The Lobos, 16-6 overall and 3-0 the MWC, face UNLV on Thursday at 10 a.m. before taking on host BYU Saturday at 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, New Mexico, ranked No. 51, squares off with No. 34 TCU at 10 a.m.
The Lobos are working a nine-match win streak, tying their best under head coach Alan Dils (2004). The last time a New Mexico squad won 10 straight was in 1995 when they began the season 11-0 under the direction of Tim Cass. Also, UNM is one win away from equaling the most wins under 12th year head coach Alan Dils at 17 (2001, 2002, 2004).
UNLV is 9-9 overall and 2-1 in MWC action. Their only conference loss so far came against TCU. UNLV won its most recent action against UC Irvine, 5-2, last Saturday.
The BYU Cougars bring a 13-9 mark (1-2 MWC) to the courts. After falling to UNLV and TCU, they won their first conference action by sweeping Air Force on March 29. BYU, off last week, faces No. 54 San Diego State on Thursday.
The Horned Frogs of TCU will put a 16-5 record (3-0 MWC) and a No. 34 national ranking up against Utah on Friday, No. 54 San Diego State on Saturday and then the Lobos on Sunday. TCU is 0-4 against nationally ranked opponents this season.
The Lobos trail BYU 28-24-1 in the all-time series. They also have a 10-4 deficit against TCU. The Lobos do lead the series over UNLV 14-9.
The Mountain West Conference Championship begins April 24 in Fort Worth, Texas.