SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 3) - The New Mexico State women's tennis team visits northern California for its final road trip of the season at Western Athletic Conference (WAC) foe San Jose State on Wednesday and at Santa Clara Thursday.
The Aggies (9-5, 1-1 WAC) have won eight of their last 10 matches after dealing Division II power Abilene Christian only its third loss of the season. NM State looks to extend its two-game win streak in the Bay Area.
NM State senior co-captain Natalia Salum, who has been clutch all season, continued her reputation with a three-set come-from-behind win against the Wildcats to clinch the 4-3 team victory. After dropping the first set in a tiebreaker, Salum bounced back to take the second 6-3. In the deciding set, Salum clinched the win in extra games at 7-5. With the triumph, she improved her singles record to 10-3 this season.
San Jose State (11-3, 1-0 WAC) have won 10 consecutive matches after starting the year 1-3. Three of the last four those win s were 7-0 decisions. The only WAC match SJSU has played was a 6-1 win at LA Tech last month. Four of the Spartans' final five matches are against WAC foes beginning with the match Wednesday versus the Aggies.
Santa Clara (8-7, 2-2 West Coast) is 1-2 against WAC opponents this season. The Broncos blanked SJSU early in the year before falling to both Utah State and Fresno State in 4-3 decisions. Like the Aggies, the Broncos also beat a ranked Florida International team in Lubbock, Texas in February to kick off a win streak where SCU won four straight matches.
The Aggies wrap up WAC play at San Jose State Wednesday at 3 p.m. before visiting Santa Clara 24 hours later.
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