March 30, 2010
Fort Worth, Texas- The University of New Mexico women's tennis team opens up conference play this weekend with a trip to Fort Worth, Texas. The Lobos will play their first of three matches beginning Thursday against Air Force and continuing Friday against Wyoming and Saturday against Colorado State. All matches will be played at 10 a.m. MST. New Mexico has a perfect record against all three conference opponents.
"We are now headed to the conference part of our schedule which becomes a new start for us," head coach Roy Cañada said. "Our focus is 'finishing strong.' We have redoubled our commitment and our effort in practice and after a weekend away from competition we are eager to go out and play our hearts out."
Scouting Air Force The Falcons are 13-5 on the season and have lost three straight. Their last loss came against Hawaii, 5-2 in Honolulu.
New Mexico has a 15-0 all-time record vs. Air Force dating back to 1984. Last year the Lobos swept the Falcons, 7-0 at home on April 10.
Scouting Wyoming The Cowgirls are 8-4 overall this season and coming off a 4-3 loss to Denver.
Wyoming's three other losses came to Cal State Northridge, 4-3, UC Santa Barbra, 5-2 and Nebraska, 5-2.
Last year these two teams met in Albuquerque, on April 9, the Lobos dominated, defeating the Cowgirls, 7-0.
Scouting Colorado State The Rams are heading to Fort Worth coming off a loss to Houston, 6-1. Colorado State is 5-7 overall this season. The Rams went on a five-match losing streak between Feb. 19 and Feb. 27, dropping matches to NMSU, UTEP, Nebraska, Lamar and Tulsa.
These teams last met on April 11, 2009 in Albuquerque. The Lobos ended their weekend home stand with a 5-2 win over the Rams.
Giving Back The women's tennis team held a free clinic for middle school children this past Saturday. Many of the children in attendance were new to the game of tennis so the clinic centered on the fundamentals of the game. The Lobos taught tennis basics from strokes combined with some point play.