The 17th-ranked New Mexico men's tennis team won the right to represent Region VII in the upcoming NCAA Men's Tennis Championships by defeating South Alabama 4-2 in Provo Saturday.
The Lobos will be one of eight regional winners to play in the national championships in Athens, Georgia, beginning May 18th.New Mexico grabbed the first point of the match by winning the No. 1 and 3 doubles matches. The No. 2 match was suspended.
In singles, Marius Swart of South Alabama tied it up 1-1 with a 6-3, 6-2 win at the No. 4 position over New Mexico's Jason Cook.
The Lobos then went up 3-2 with singles wins at the No. 5 and 6 positions.