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UTEP Tennis to compete at SDSU Fall Classic

The UTEP tennis team will send seven individuals to take part in the SDSU Fall Classic from Friday through Sunday.

The Miners will compete alongside players from Cal State Northridge, Grand Canyon, McNeese State, San Diego State, San Jose State and Utah.

“We have been looking forward to this San Diego tournament for a while since we will see all seven starters compete at the same event,” UTEP head coach Ivan Fernandez said. “The SDSU invitational has always been a great event with extremely tough competition. We hope to really come together as a team and compete well against some solid teams. This will really show us where we are as a team and what we need to continue to work on before our ITA Regional Tournament in Las Vegas in October.”

Thássane Abrahim, Maria Aveiga, Eve Daniels, Erandi Martinez, Kathleen Percegona, Lina Sáchica and Vanessa Valdez will all be in action in the same tournament for the first time of the year. In the first two fall tournaments of the season, UTEP sent four individuals.

The Miners will have three different doubles tandems while five individuals will compete in singles action. Sáchica sports a team-best mark of 3-1 in singles play. She was also 3-1 in doubles while teaming up with Valdez at the NM State Aggie Invite to win the title in the back draw at the event.

Each day of the tournament is slated to commence at 10 a.m. MT with three brackets of doubles action, followed by play in six singles brackets.

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