Sabatka Named MW Tennis Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/22/2014

January 22, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico’s Hayden Sabatka was named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week as announced by the MW on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

After a very impressive weekend at the Ned and Tina Jacobs Lobo Tennis Kickoff, it is no surprise that the UNM freshman received the POW honor. Sabatka, a Denver native, went completely undefeated (6-0) during his matches against opponents from UC Irvine, Arizona, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.  

The young freshman can take great pride in the strength and confidence in which he played his very first collegiate dual matches. Sabatka competed primarily in the number three singles position for the Lobos, but moved up to the number two spot during a match against TAMUCC's Guillaume Rauseo.

Going completely unbeaten after three consecutive days of doubleheaders is no easy task. UNM can certainly expect good things from Sabatka in the future.


Sabatka’s Weekend Highlights:

-       He finished the weekend with an individual record of 6-0

-       He lost only one set out of the six matches he played

-       This weekend was his first time competing in an official collegiate dual match

-       He competed in as high as the number two singles positions (just behind teammate Samir Iftikhar, No. 45)

-       He contributed to the overall team success (6-0 record)


Sabatka’s Weekend Results:

Sabatka def. Mario Urquidi (UA), 6-2, 6-4

Sabatka def. Caryl Hernandez (UCI), 6-3, 6-0

Sabatka def. Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC), 6-3, 6-2

Sabatka def. Tyler Pham (UCI), 2-6, 6-1, 6-4

Sabatka def. Guillaume Rauseo (TAMCC), 6-1, 6-1

Sabatka def. Naoki Takeda (UA), 6-3, 6-3

Saturday, March 07
11:00 AM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Georgia State
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Georgia State
Tuesday, March 10
1:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Penn
Friday, March 13
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Utah
Saturday, March 14
TBA - 
Men's Tennis
at BYU
Friday, March 27
1:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
vs. Fresno State
Sunday, March 29
10:00 AM - 
Men's Tennis
at Nevada
Friday, April 03
5:00 PM - 
Men's Tennis
at Boise State