Surreaux Falls to No. 19 John Peers In Opening Round of NCAA Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  05/26/2011

Stanford, Calif.-Senior Arthur Surreaux of the New Mexico State University men's tennis team concluded his collegiate tennis career on Wednesday, May 25, by retiring from his match against No. 19 John Peers of Baylor University in the opening round of the Division I NCAA Championships.

Surreaux lost the first set 6-0 before retiring from the match at the beginning of the second set due to back spasms.

Surreaux, currently ranked No. 85 in singles, was the only player from the entire Western Athletic Conference to be selected to compete in the singles bracket of the Division I NCAA Championships.

Surreaux finished the 2010-11 season 21-15 overall in singles, playing a majority of the dual matches in the No. 1 spot.  The highlight of Surreaux's season came in the fall where he compiled three tournament titles and a 15-2 record for one of the best performances ever by an Aggie during tournament season.  Surreaux won the singles and doubles title of the Aggie Invitational in Las Cruces back on Sept. 12, 2010.  Surreaux also won the singles title of the Baylor Invitational on Sept. 26, 2010.  Surreaux's outstanding performance during the month earned him the honor of WAC Player of the Month for September.

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