Lobos Expand 2013 Roster by Two

Jan. 17, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- University of New Mexico Head Coach Alan Dils and Associate Head Coach Bart Scott are pleased to announce the arrival of two freshmen that will start this 2013 spring semester, Andrew Van Der Vyver and Rodolfo Jauregui.

Andrew Van Der Vyver comes to UNM from New Zealand. He is a 2012 graduate from St. Peter’s School in Cambridge, New Zealand. He lettered in all four years in tennis under High School Coach Gerrit Steenkamp. He won the New Zealand Nationals his first three years and won the New Zealand Nationals teams event his senior year. In his sophomore and junior year, he was a New Zealand representative at Malaysia and India, respectively.

Van der Vyver is the son of Hermann and Colleen Van der Vyver. His favorite food is bacon and he enjoys cricket, running and listening to music. He has one brother, William. He plans on attending medical school.

"I'm very excited about Andrew,” Dils said. “I think he is a very dynamic player. He has done a great job when he was playing in New Zealand. I've had the great fortune to watch him play before as a junior in high school. I think very highly about his game.”

“I think he is going to be a guy before long that will be ranked nationally in both singles and doubles. I think he has a very big upside in his game, lefty, size, touch and spin. He is in great shape and has a great future in college tennis and for UNM Lobos.”

Rodolfo Jauregui comes to UNM from Mexico. He is a 2012 graduate from Instituto Tecnologico in Cordoba, Veracruz Mexico. During his high school career, he received an ATP point in singles and was ranked as high as 1498 in the world.

Jauregui is the son of Rodolfo Jauregui and Maria Teresa Sainz. His favorite food is pizza and he enjoys playing tennis and listening to music. He has two younger siblings, Eduardo and Mariana. He plans on majoring in film and digital media.

“Rodolfo is a spark plug,” Dils said. “He is not one of our taller players but has great footwork. He already has an ATP point in singles. He brings a lot of high level experience. He is a huge asset to our tennis team already. This guy is going to make a lot of noise in the nation and in our conference over the next four years in both singles and doubles.”

Van der Vyver and Jauregui arrive just in time for the start of the 2013 spring season and accompany fellow freshmen Tanner Berkabile and Riaan Du Toit.

“Our entire freshman class, Tanner Berkabile, Riann Du Toit, Andrew Van Der Vyver and Rudolfo Juaregui are phenomenal,” Dils said. “That is an outstanding freshman class as a whole. To have the opportunity to bring these two guys in January, they have a lot of work to do to get their feet wet and get up to speed in a college system but both of these guys will have immediate impact. They will continue to make an impact on the team in the four or five years of college tennis together.”

The Lobos will start their spring season this coming Monday on January 21st when they face the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders in the Linda Estes Tennis Complex at 6 p.m. MT.

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