Thursday , September 21 2017
Home | Sports | UTEP | UTEP Tennis Hosts Northern Arizona, Wyoming this Weekend

UTEP Tennis Hosts Northern Arizona, Wyoming this Weekend

The UTEP women’s tennis team (3-5, 0-0 C-USA) is set to match up against two opponents at two different locations this weekend. The Miners will begin the weekend slate by hosting Northern Arizona (4-4, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) at the El Paso Country Club on Friday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. (MT). The team will then take on the Wyoming Cowgirls (6-4, 0-0 MWC) on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. (MT) at the El Paso Tennis Club.

The squad is currently 3-5 overall as it suffered its fifth consecutive loss of the 2016 season last weekend. UTEP dropped a heartbreaking match to the Abilene Christian Wildcats, 4-3, at The Coronado Country Club (2/19).

Sophomore Vivienne Kulicke once again paced the Miners with a win (6-4, 6-3) at No. 1 singles against ACU’s Erin Walker, while adding another victory (6-2) at No. 1 doubles when paired up with junior Duda Santos. Kulicke earned a No. 107 spot on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings announced Feb. 23 becoming the first ranked Miner in at least 10 years.

The Miners hold an 11-8 all-time record against the Lumberjacks. The most recent clash between the two teams was in 2014 when UTEP knocked off Northern Arizona, 6-1 at the El Paso Tennis Club.

UTEP holds a 5-3 all-time advantage to Wyoming in past meetings between the two schools. Wyoming took home a 7-0 victory the last time the Miners and Cowgirls collided (Mar. 6, 2010). The Orange and Blue’s last win over Wyoming was in 2005 when UTEP defeated the Cowgirls, 6-1, on Feb. 18.

Author: UTEP Athletics

About Staff Report

Staff Reports are just that, Staff Reporting the news. No skew, no opinion just the news. We pride ourselves on making sure that we bring you the news as soon as it is published, submitted or sent to us. No need to have a reporter rewrite or give their opinion. The facts nothing more.

Check Also

Miners Fall to Aggies in Three Sets

LAS CRUCES, N.M.- The UTEP women’s volleyball team fell to rival NM State 3-0 in …

RED CROSS 728X90