Saturday , September 23 2017
Home | Sports | UTEP | UTEP Tennis Duo Ranked; Highest Ranking among C-USA Doubles Teams
Vivienne Kulicke and Milou Pietersz has earned a no. 48 national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

UTEP Tennis Duo Ranked; Highest Ranking among C-USA Doubles Teams

In compiling a 6-1 spring record, UTEP women’s tennis doubles tandem Vivienne Kulicke and Milou Pietersz has earned a no. 48 national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The ranking is the highest of any Conference USA doubles team, with Rice’s Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang checking in at No. 50.
The Miner duo has registered wins over Abilene Christian, UT-Arlington, Tulane, Arizona, Sacramento State and, most notably, a 6-1 upset of TCU’s then-No. 16 ranked Donika Bashota and Olaya Garrido-Rivas. Bashota and Garrido-Rivas are now ranked No. 13 in doubles. Oklahoma’s 10th-ranked Lily Miyazaki and Julie Byrne gave the duo its only loss, 6-3. The pair is 16-5 overall.
Kulicke and Pietersz, who also play the No. 1 and 2 spots in singles respectively, won the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional Championship in October, marking the first time in program history that a doubles team claimed a championship at the event. The pair advanced to the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y. but ultimately fell in the consolation final to Michigan.
The Miners will play their first home match on Saturday (Feb. 11) against Houston. First serve at the El Paso Tennis Club is 11 a.m.

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

UTEP Tennis Opens Fall Season In Las Vegas

The UTEP tennis team will kick off its 2017 fall season when it travels to …

728×90