New Mexico Earns 4-0 Victory over San Diego State in MW Women's Tennis Quarterfinal
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The No. 2 seeded New Mexico Lobos advanced to the semifinal of the Mountain West Championships on Friday after defeating No. 10 San Diego State 4-0.
The doubles matches were close but New Mexico ultimately pulled away in the No. 1 matchup to win the doubles point after also winning at the No. 2 spot. The Aztecs' pair of Dora Somoracz/Olivia Larsson won the No. 3 matchup (6-4), which forced the Lobos to need the No. 1 singles match. UNM's No. 1 singles duo of Emily Olivier/Dominique Dulski edged the Aztecs in the tiebreaker 7-6 (7-4) to close doubles action with a 1-0 lead.
New Mexico won three singles matches at the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 spots to win the contest and advance in the single-elimination tournament. New Mexico’s Andrea Leblanc and San Diego State’s Tami Nguyen went to three sets but Leblanc pulled away for the victory after dropping the first set (6-7, 6-2, 6-3). At the No. 2 and No. 3, the Lobos won in straight sets, with New Mexico's Olivier defeating Jana Buth (6-4, 6-3) and Ludivine Burguiere clinching the victory with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Kennedy Davis.
San Diego State ends the season with a 7-17 mark, and New Mexico improves to 15-6. The Lobos will face No. 3 UNLV on Saturday evening at the Fort Collins Country Club in the second semifinal match of the day. UNM has won its semifinal match in two consecutive seasons, dating back to 2014.
Saturday's semifinal matches can be streamed live and for free on the Mountain West Network.