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The UTEP women’s tennis team will compete at the Lobo Invitational hosted by New Mexico on Oct. 30-Nov. 1. All matches will be played at the Linda Estes Tennis Complex and the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium.
The three other schools include host New Mexico, NM State and Northern Arizona. The teams will compete in dual matches for the tournament, rather than round of tournament play individually.
The Lobo Invite will begin on Friday at 10 a.m.
The Miners are coming off some success at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships in College Station (Texas A&M). Vivienne Kulicke and Duda Santos each posted first round singles victories, while the duo also chalked up a doubles win.
Kulicke and Santos were eventually eliminated in both singles and doubles. Lois Wagenvoort fell in her first round match, but rebounded to knock off Texas’ Chelsea Corvetti, 6-4, 6-2, in the consolation round. Wagenvoort’s second back draw match was cancelled due to heavy showers.
Overall this fall, multiple Miners were crowned champions. Kulicke and Santos won the Crimson Flight doubles championship at the Aggie Invitational (NM State) on Sept. 13. Kulicke was also victorious in the Zia Flight singles championship the same day in Las Cruces.
At the Wildcat Invitational on Oct. 4, Raven Bennett and Matilda Tench were crowned the Doubles Flight No. 2 champions, while Wagenvoort and Daphne Visscher captured the White Doubles Flight championship at SMU on Oct. 11.
Kulicke leads the squad with an 8-4 singles mark, while Wagenvoort is 7-6. Visscher and Bennett each are 6-5. In doubles action, Kulicke and Santos have forged an 8-4 record, while Visscher and Wagenvoort have won their last four doubles matches, fashioning a 6-4 mark. Bennett and Tench are 3-2 this fall.
Author: UTEP Athletics