UNM to Host Balloon Fiesta Invitational

Oct. 2, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. –This week the people of Albuquerque are gearing up for the biggest event of the year, Balloon Fiesta. Tennis fans know that this week marks not only Balloon Fiesta, but also the time when UNM will host the Balloon Fiesta Invitational. This year’s tournament will feature UNM, University of Denver, New Mexico State, U.S. Air Force Academy, and Northern Arizona.

The tournament will be held from October 5, 2012 to October 7, 2012. The first match is scheduled to start on Friday October 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

There will be four draws for singles along with two draws for doubles.

The Lobos in Fall Action:

James Hignett and Mitch McDaniels became tournament champions winning their individual singles draws D and C, respectively at the Rice Invitational last weekend on Sept. 28-30, 2012.

Mitch McDaniels also captured the consolation singles draw at the Midland Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 16, 2012 defeating Wichita State’s Tomislav Gergurovic with a score of 8-6.

The Lobos leading singles player for this fall is Mitch McDaniels who has a 9-2 singles record and is currently on a winning streak of four matches. The next person behind him is Mads Hegelund who has a 6-4 singles record and is on a winning streak of two matches.

The Lobos have two leading doubles teams so far. James Hignett and Mads Hegelund have a record of 2-0, and Jadon Phillips and Conor Berg have a record of 2-1.

Jadon Phillips and Conor Berg are nationally ranked #58 in doubles, and Jadon Phillips is nationally ranked #117 according to ITA rankings.

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