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Women's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight, 4-0 Over Lamar

by Frank Mercogliano

BEAUMONT, Texas — UNM’s trip to Beaumont wasn’t very eventful, and neither was its match with Lamar as the Lobos swept the doubles point and then took advantage of Lamar only playing four singles matches, winning 4-0.  The win was UNM’s fourth in a row and pushed the Lobos to a 7-1 record.

UNM’s 7-1 start is the best since 2015 when UNM started 8-1 on the way to the NCAA Tournament.

UNM won all three doubles matches, winning 6-4 at No. 2 doubles and 6-4 at No. 3 doubles.  Hsuan Huang and Hsiang-Wen “Albie” Huang earne dthe win at No. 2 doubles and Satoho Toriumi and Maria Sodre did the same at No.3.  UNM’s top pairing of Yue Lin “Polly” Chen and Myu Kageyama won 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.

That made it 1-0, and then Lamar didn’t field players at No. 5 and 6, so that made it 3-0, and the Lobos needed just one more point. That point came from Toriumi, who played up at No. 3 singles and won 6-2, 6-1.  Everyone else in the lineup was also winning.  Sofia Taborga, playing at No. 4 was up 6-0, 6-5.  Sarah O’Connor was winning 6-2, 5-2, and Hsuan Huang in her first match at No. 1 was up 6-1, 4-3.

UNM takes on McNeese on Sunday at 10 am.