UTEP Tennis Coach Ivan Fernandez guests on this week’s “Picks Up Podcast”

UTEP Tennis Coach Ivan Fernandez is the guest on this week’s “Picks Up Podcast” with “Voice of the Miners” Jon Teicher.

Fernandez, who served as head coach at NM State for seven years and led the Aggies to four consecutive berths in the Western Athletic Conference championship match, was named women’s tennis head coach at UTEP on June 5, 2017.

In three seasons in the Sun City, Fernandez has provided stability to the program while also laying the foundation for long-term success. He has compiled 17 wins in the time frame, including forging a combined mark of 13-11 at home.

The Miners posted back-to-back winning seasons (2018 & 2019) at home before having their chances at a third straight such effort be denied with the 2020 dual season being cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The “Picks Up Podcast” takes an inside look at UTEP Athletics, offering perspectives and analysis not available anywhere else.

The podcast airs weekly, with special guests including Miner coaches, staff, student-athletes and alumni. To go directly to the podcast landing page, click here.