UTEP women’s tennis player Vivienne Kulicke was ranked among the top college tennis players for this week’s edition of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. Kulicke received a No. 107 ranking in the nation for singles play.
“Vivienne has worked tirelessly on her game and has developed immensely in the last three semesters that I have coached her,” head coach Roberto Aspillaga said. “I am proud of her for breaking in the rankings but I am even more proud of how much she has improved as a competitor. There is no doubt that she will continue to get better.”
Since her arrival at UTEP, Kulicke has made a tremendous impact on the team. The sophomore currently holds a team-best 5-2 record in singles, including a 1-2 record when facing ranked opponents. Her best performance this season has been against No. 36 Desirae Krawczyk from No. 24 Arizona State (1/29), where Kulicke came out with a 7-5, 0-6, 10-8 victory.
The Hamburg, Germany native has also registered a 1-3 record when paired with junior Duda Santos in doubles competition.
It has been 10 years since a Miner cracked the ITA rankings. Weronika Bloczynska was the last to make the cut (12/13/2006), when she was given a No. 28 ranking in the ITA Southwest Region rankings.
Author: UTEP Athletics