LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Feb. 9) -
The No. 53 New Mexico State men's tennis team hosts South Alabama at 1
p.m. Friday on the courts of the NM State Tennis Center. Admission is free to
NM State (4-4) is coming off of a tough 7-0 home loss on
Wednesday to rival No. 59 New Mexico. The loss snapped a three-match win streak
for the Aggies when they previously knocked off No. 54 UNLV.
The match with the Jaguars marks the Crimson and White's
fifth match in eight days. USA leads the all-time series 2-0 but the teams have
not met since Apr. 5, 2005.
South Alabama (3-1) has won two straight matches over
Florida A&M (4-0) and Nicholls State (5-2). The Jags' only loss was 4-0 to
Aggie senior captain Stakne is currently ranked No. 15 in
the ITA Mountain Regional singles rankings. He is 3-5 this year at No. 1
singles and 5-1 at No. 1 doubles with partner Ramirez.
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