UNM LOBOS EARN TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
AT TENNIS ON CAMPUS
April 17, 2017
Orlando, Fla., April 17, 2017 – The University of New Mexico was voted by their peers for the Sportsmanship Award at the 2017 USTA Tennis On Campus National Championships that took place at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.
“It means more to us that we won the Sportsmanship Award than winning any match this weekend,”
said New Mexico captain Shepard Moore. “We are truly representing our university, other teammates, friends from other schools in the Southwest Section, and, most importantly, our families. We enjoy tennis so much and we want everyone to enjoy it as much as we do. Creating a fun and friendly environment is the best way to do that.”
The team members include: Rodrigo Arias (Albuquerque, N.M.), Mary Hagemann (Albuquerque, N.M.), Joesphine Kozlowski (Albuquerque, N.
M.), Shepard Moore (Albuquerque, N.M.), Brady Spears (Hobbs, N.M.), and Achyut Warrier (Albuquerque, N.M.).
The Lobos went 1-5 as a team for the tournament, finishing 1-2 in their pool, then 0-3 in the bronze bracket. It was the Lobos’ first trip to the National Championships in a handful of years.
The University of Michigan won its first-ever national Tennis on Campus Championships title, defeating the University of California, Irvine 24-20. The tournament was put on in partnership with NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation; World TeamTennis, and the USTA.
The USTA Tennis On Campus program features more than 35,000 college students competing nationwide in intramural and intercollegiate coed club play. Since its inception in 2000, Tennis On Campus has grown significantly and today is played on more than 700 college campuses.
Developed by the USTA in partnership with NIRSA and World TeamTennis, the Tennis On Campus program gives college students the opportunity to build leadership skills, network in a co-ed sports environment and compete on a college team without the rigors of playing in a varsity program. With year-round match play and regional and national championship competition, students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years.
Visit the Tennis On Campus website at www.TennisOnCampus.com for complete results, stories and photos.