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Women's Tennis Adds Taborga

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Head women’s tennis coach Vicky Maes has added to the depth of her 2021-22 roster with the signing of Sofia Taborga from La Paz, Boliva.  Taborga will join the team in January and be eligible for the spring dual match season.

Taborga won the Women’s U-18 Silver Condor in March of 2020 at the La Paz Tennis Club.  She was the first Bolivian female to win the tournament in 36 years.  The 18-year old started playing tennis with her twin brother Nicolas as a 6-year old.

“I am so grateful to become a part of the UNM Lobo family!” said Taborga. “I can’t wait to start training and playing this coming spring.”
Said Maes, “Sofia will make an immediate impact on our team. Her international background, her love for the game and her extensive experience are all assets that will greatly benefit our program.”