Women’s Tennis Travels Back to Texas
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/13/2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The sixty-ninth ranked University of New Mexico’s women’s tennis team will kick off spring break with a pair of matches in Denton, Texas. The 8-5 Lobos will face off against Liberty on Friday and North Texas on Sunday. This is UNM’s third trip to the Lone Star state this season.

UNM opens the weekend with a match against the unranked Liberty Eagles at the Waranch Tennis Complex at UNT. Head Coach Jeff Maren is bringing a ten-player lineup including five upperclassmen. The 7-5 Eagles recently just lost to the University of Texas – San Antonio. The Lobos defeated UTSA in their first match of the season, so they’re going into this match up with a little bit of confidence. It will be a tough match for both teams as neither one has the home team advantage.

This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

“After a week off competing the team is ready to get on the road to compete again,” head coach Erica Jasper said. “Both Liberty and North Texas are having solid seasons thus far and will present a great challenge and opportunity for us.  It will also be nice to get back outside for two matches after having to be in due to weather two weeks ago.”

The Lobos close out the weekend with a big match against the sixty-seventh ranked UNT Mean Green. It’ll be a tight competition between the closely ranked teams. Head coach Sujay Lama also has a fairly young squad this season, so there should be some pretty even match ups on the court when it comes to experience.

UNM has not competed against UNT since 1990 where the Lobos defeated the Mean Green, 8-1.

For full results at the end of each match, head to golobos.com.

UNM vs Liberty

Conference: Big South Conference

Head Coach: Jeff Maren

Eagle’s 2014 Record: 7-5

Last Meeting: The Lobos have never faced off against the Eagles.

All-time Record: --


UNM vs North Texas

Conference: Conference USA

Head Coach: Sujay Lama

Mean Green’s 2014 Record: 5-8

Last Meeting: The two teams have not competed against each other since 1990. UNM won, 8-1.

All-time Record: UNM holds an overall record of 1-0 against UNT.