April 19, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.---Head Men's Tennis Coach Alan Dils announced the addition of two new players for the 2011-2012 season Monday. Joining the Lobo team next fall will be James Hignett and Samir Iftikar.
James Hignett hails from England and will be coming to New Mexico as Freshman. Hignett has several impressive achievements to his name, including his no.1 finish in the 2011Winter Masters (Under 18 division.) Among British players 18 and under he is currently ranked no. 5 and is no. 38 overall in the UK Men's Division.
Samir Iftikar also comes to New Mexico from England. Iftikar will also be joining the team as a Freshman alongside Hignett. His most recent accolade was being named part of the Pakistani Davis Cup team.
"We are excited to sign both James and Samir," Alan Dils said of the future Lobos. "Both are very talented and come with a wealth of international experience and competitive matches under their belts. We expect both of them to challenge for middle spots on the team next year."