Lobos Travel This Weekend to Winston-Salem, N.C.
Jan. 24, 2013
Coming Up: Wake Forest/Alabama/Penn St.
Where: Winston-Salem, N.C.
When: January 26th-27th (All Day)
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Last Match for #59 New Mexico:
The Lobos started their spring season off with a bang as they breezed past the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 7-0. Freshmen Riaan Du Toit and Andrew Van Der Vyver got in some playing time winning both of their singles, and Du Toit winning his doubles match. Sophomore Samir Iftikhar, nationally ranked 73 in singles, played for the first time in his career at the number one spot winning his match against Peter Nagy with a score of 6-0, 6-4. Sophomore James Hignett and Freshmen Riaan Du Toit are currently on five win streak in doubles from the end of the fall to present.
#65 Wake Forest, #48 Alabama, Penn State:
The Wake Forest Demon Deacon's started their spring last Monday where they won 7-0 against Winthrop. They kept that run leading into the two match day against Charlotte (won 6-1) and ETSU (won 7-0). Amogh Prabhakar and Danny Kreyman lead #65 Wake Forest. Prabhakar is ranked 59th in the ITA Poll, with Kreyman coming at 90th. Prabhakar is 15-5 this year and Kreyman is 17-6. Adam Lee and Sam Bloom also have 17 wins a piece for the Demon Deacons. The doubles pairs are led by David Hopkins and Prabhakar with a 14-4 record. Penn State went 1-2 last weekend against #40 N.C. State, #69 Cornell, and Cleveland State. Senior Bryan Welnetz and sophomore Tomas Hanzlik both went 3-0 in singles and combined to go 2-1 in doubles. Freshman Roman Trkulja and junior Russell Bader ended the weekend with 2-1 records in singles and combined to go 2-1 in doubles as well. #48 Alabama opened up the season 2-0 last weekend. Senior Jarryd Botha leads the Crimson Tide with a 14-4 record and a ranking of 79th in the ITA Poll. Becker O'Shaughnessey has 15 wins for Alabama. The two have also paired up to go 9-6 in doubles.
The Lobos will come back home to face off in a double-header on February 2 against Western New Mexico and Colorado State-Pueblo. The next day, February 3, the Lobos will go up against Northern Arizona also at home.