Lobos Begin Spring Campaign
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/21/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 21, 2010

Albuquerque, N.M.- The University of New Mexico women's tennis team begins dual match play this weekend with a trip to Lubbock, Texas, where they will take on Tulane, Friday at 5 PM MST. Play will continue on Saturday where the Lobos will challenge No. 73 Texas Tech and UT Arlington on Sunday.

The Lobo's are only returning four players from last year's team, juniors Ashley Bonner and Anya Villanueva and sophomores Manumea Durie and Eliane Bourdages. Bonner and Villanueva are the most experienced players, as they spent time in and out of the lineup last season.

Scouting Tulane
New Mexico's young team (two juniors, two sophomores and four freshman) will face another young team in Tulane. The Green Wave's roster is complied of only freshman and sophomores. The 2010 season is the second season since the program was on hiatus, due to Hurricane Katrina, since the conclusion of the 2005 season. The Green Wave went 12-12 in 2009.

The Last Time...
The Lobos have a 0-3 all-time record against Tulane. The last time the Green Wave and Lobos met, Tulane defeated New Mexico, 6-1 on March 16, 2003.

Scouting Texas Tech
The Red Raiders, ranked No. 73 on the ITA rankings, return four letterwinners from last year and welcome six newcomers. Texas Tech went posted a 7-10 record last season. The Lobos are 9-8 overall against the Red Raiders.

The Last Time...
The last time Texas Tech and New Mexico met was in Lubbock, Texas on Feb. 4, 2007 where the Lobos defeated the Red Raiders, 4-3.

Scouting UT Arlington
The Maverick's are returning six letterwinners from the previous team, who went 17-7 in 2009. New Mexico holds a 1-0 record against UT Arlington.

The Last Time...
Previous head coach Kathy Kolankiewicz earned her 350th career win vs. UT Arlington last season on March 19, when New Mexico defeated the Maverick's, 4-3.

Lobos In The Fall
The young Lobo team gained some much needed experience during fall play. New Mexico went from winning one match in their first tournament, to 17 combined singles and doubles wins in final tournament.

Sophomore Manumea Durie, freshman Kristin Eggleston and Michaela Oldani all posted 3-1 records at the Southwest Collegiate Invitational in early Nov.