Parkes Named MWC Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/28/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 28, 2009

Colorado Springs, Colo. - University of New Mexico senior Johnny Parkes was named the Mountain West Conference men's tennis player of the week today.

Parkes paced the Lobos to a weekend sweep over No. 44 Indiana and No. 75 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, going 4-0. Playing at the No. 1 slot in singles, Parkes downed Indiana's Lachlan Ferguson (6-1, 6-4) and Corpus Christi's Mikhail Pavlov (6-4, 6-2). In doubles play, Parkes teamed with Miles Bugby for victories over Indiana's Ferguson and Guy Kubi (8-4) and Texas A&M-C.C.'s Pavlov and Dmitry Novikov (8-5).

Parkes, who is also a three-time all-MWC honoree, ranks ninth on the all-time UNM singles list with a career record of 75-40. In doubles play, he sits at 16th with a 61-41 record.

Parkes has collected only one other MWC Player of the Week honor, on March 26, 2008.

The Lobos square off with No. 28 Virginia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 31 at noon with the potential to play No. 1 Ohio State at the ITA Team Indoor Tournament.

Sunday, March 29
11:00 AM - 
Men's Tennis
at Nevada
Friday, April 03
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Boise State
Sunday, April 05
11:00 AM - 
Men's Tennis
at Utah State
Friday, April 10
4:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. UNLV
Sunday, April 12
2:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. San Diego State
Friday, April 17
1:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Denver
Saturday, April 18
12:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Air Force
Thursday, April 23
All Day - 
Men's Tennis
vs. 2015 Mountain West Championships