Lobo Men's Tennis Kicks Off Fall Schedule
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/16/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 16, 2008

Coming Up: Seniors Miles Bugby, Johnny Parkes and Graeme Kassautzki travel to Irvine, Calif., Sept. 19-21. The trio will be competing in the USTA Futures, a testing ground for student-athletes that have a future at the professional level. Senior Chandler Brass and sophomore Joe Wood will join four Lobo newcomers in Tucson, Ariz., for the Arizona Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona.

How they finished: The Lobos concluded the 2007-08 season with a 20-8 record, the best in 13 years. UNM ended Mountain West Conference play with a 5-1 mark and a share of the regular season title. The Lobos finished ranked No. 41 in the nation.

Up Next: After traveling to Tulsa, Okla., for the ITA All-American Invite, the Lobos will host the Balloon Fiesta Invite Oct. 10-12. The following week, Oct. 15-19, UNM will make its first of two trips to Las Vegas, Nev. for the ITA Fall Regional. The Lobos will make their way back to Las Vegas Oct. 30-Nov. 2 for the UNLV Fall Invitational.

Head Coach: Alan Dils is embarking on his 13th season as the head coach. Last season he became the winningest UNM's men's tennis coach, finishing with a 164-112 record. Dils was also named Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year for the third time.