First Round: Minnesota (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: University of New Mexico (20-6) - #41
CONFERENCE: Mountain West
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Alan Dils (184-118)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 11 overall appearances; 1996 made it to first round
BEST NCAA FINISH: 1998-Lost in regional championship; 1996-Lost in first round of NCAA national tournament
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked in top 45 nationally all season with highest ranking at No. 36 (March 17)…won 15 of first 17 matches…won third Mountain West Conference tournament title with 4-3 win over 38th-ranked TCU.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Senior Johnny Parkes named MWC Player of the Year…All-Mountain West Conference singles and doubles team…currently ranked 77th…23-2 spring singles record, including a streak of 14 straight matches…earned automatic bid to compete in the NCAA singles competition…has only lost a combined eight singles sets in all 25 matches this season…overall season singles record is 29-4…one win away from owning the all-time career singles record at UNM...Senior Miles Bugby notched the game-winning match for the Lobos in the MWC Tournament Championship…named All-MWC doubles...Head coach Alan Dils: 2009 MWC Coach of the Year…fourth overall and second consecutive…holds highest winning record in program history at 184-117…back-to-back seasons with 20 wins.