Women's Tennis: UNM To Host Fall Invite Nov. 8-10
Albuquerque, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women’s tennis team will host the annual New Mexico Fall Invite Fri., Nov. 8-Sun., Nov. 10. Houston, Boise State and New Mexico State will be participating in the competition that will follow a mock-dual match format, meaning no team scores will be kept . UNM’s Maja Kovacek and the doubles team of Rachel Hatley and Maria Ruiz-Fabrega are both coming off excellent performances at the Omni Hotels/Central RegionChampionships in Tulsa, Okla. last weekend. Kovacek won the finals of the backdraw singles competition, while Hatley/Ruiz-Fabrega made it as far as the quarterfinals of the main draw of doubles.
LOOKING AT THE COMPETITION
HOUSTON Most recently, the Cougars participated in the Southwest Regional Championships. Top Houston finisher Ani Longoni, made it as far as the round of 64 before she dropped a two-set match. In doubles action all three Cougar teams, made up of Flood/Urbin, Blajer/Flores and Foley/Longoni advanced to the round of 32, but were all defeated.
BOISE STATE The Broncos, like the Lobos, also competed in the Central Region Championships in Tulsa, Okla. Oct. 23-27. Top finishers from the championships included Jamina Hayward who advanced as far as the singles quarterfinals and the doubles team of Hayward and Polowski who were in the semi-final competition.
NEW MEXICO STATE The Aggies also participated in the Central Region Championships. After a rough first two days without any wins, Stella Veerman and Lejla Porobic were victorious in their round of 64 main draw singles matches. Both were shut out in the next round of competition. NMSU’s doubles teams of Veerman/Porobic and Mayr/Mignot were also successful in their round of 64 matches but did not advance past the round of 32.
NEW MEXICO FALL INVITE SCHEDULE
Friday, Nov. 8
10:00 a.m. - Houston vs. NMSU singles
1:00 p.m. - NMSU vs. UNM doubles Houston vs. Boise State doubles
2:30 p.m. - UNM vs. Boise State singles
Saturday, Nov. 9
9:00 a.m. - Boise State vs. NMSU singles
12:00 p.m. - UNM vs. Boise State doubles NMSU vs. Houston doubles
1:30 p.m. - UNM vs. Houston singles
Sunday, Nov. 10
9:00 a.m. - Boise State vs. Houston singles
12:00 p.m. - UNM vs. Houston singles
1:30 p.m. - UNM vs. NMSU singles