Tennis teams shines, leading conference


    There are two Horned Frogs’ teams currently in their respective No.1 spots in the Mountain West Conference. Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are tied for the lead in the conference and these Horned Frogs have done so in undefeated fashion.

    With a 5-0 record, the No. 24 women are three conference games away from the conference championships, while the No. 31 men, at 3-0 in conference, have three more conference matches and one showdown against SMU to go.

    These squads have arguably been the most impressive teams on campus in the latter part of the spring season.

    They’re doing so not only by keeping MWC opponents on the losing side, but also by doing so with impressive margins.

    The men have an 18-3 team-point advantage in their three conference games. The women have a 28-7 point lead in their conference matches.

    Both have been impressive this season as a whole.

    See video of the team’s improved season.

    The men have already guaranteed themselves an improved season from last year. At 16-5, their season is already aces ahead of last year’s 10-12 finish.

    The men, who struggled early last season with an eight-match losing streak, had their greatest success during the beginning of the year this season, winning their first nine contests.

    The women aren’t too far away from improving on last season, with a 15-4 record this season and a 17-11 record last year.

    The teams have been led by players young and old.

    Sophomore Nina Munch-Soegaard occupies the No.1 position for the women, taking on each team’s toughest players. Junior Macall Harkins and senior Kewa Nichols have earned Mountain West Conference Women’s Player of the Week accolades.

    The men have the super duo of senior Cosmin Cotet and junior Kriegler Brink that have gone 15-5 this year. Coolest of all, the Mountain West Conference Championships will be on the teams’ home courts this year.

    Both should improve on their semifinal round exits last year.