MW Championships: Air Force women’s tennis will compete in the Mountain West Women’s Tennis Championships in 2022. It is against the fourth-seeded UNLV on Thursday, April 28. The MW Championships run April 27-30 at the El Conquistador Tucson, in Tucson, Ariz.
An overview of the Air force women’s tennis
Air Force is the fifth seed in the tournament and will face UNLV in the quarterfinals after receiving a first-round bye. The Falcons finished the season 17-7 and 6-4 in the league, six conference titles for the MW era (the previous record was four). Also, the Falcons are having their 13th consecutive winning season, the longest in Academy history. Senior Vivian Glozman and freshman Karina Chao are both All-MW picks for Air Force. Glozman, who was named All-MW singles and doubles, has a 53-6 overall record heading into the competition. It features an 18-0 duals singles record and a 21-1 duals double record.
Moreover, Glozman was the first Falcon in program history to go unbeaten in MW singles (7-0) and doubles (10-0). Karina Chao, who was named to the All-MW team for doubles, leads the Falcons in victories with a 64-9 record. She had a 30-6 singles record and a 34-3 doubles record. On the other hand, Chao and Glozman were flawless in doubles play in MW play, going 10-0. In doubles, the pair has a combined record of 24-1.
MW Championships: Overview of UNLV women’s tennis
UNLV has a 17-5 overall record and a 7-3 mark in Mountain West play heading into the tournament. Zita Kovacs leads the Rebels in singles with a 22-9 record, including a 16-5 record at No. 2 singles in duals play. Aura Fang and CoCo Zhao are the best doubles team in the tournament, going 16-5. Also, at No. 3 doubles, he has a 14-3 record in duals play.
Most recent meeting: On April 23, the Falcons were defeated 4-3 by UNLV to end the regular season.
MW Championship previous moment: The Air Force last competed in the MW Championships in San Diego, California, in 2019. The #2 Falcons went 1-1 in the tournament, winning 4-1 in the quarterfinals before succumbing 4-2 in the semifinals against #3 San Diego State.
Last time vs UNLV at MW Championships: In the 2014 MW Championships, Air Force faced UNLV. #9 Falcons lost 4-1 against #8 Rebels in Fresno.
Additionally about MW Championships,
Moreover, the opening round of the MW Women’s Tennis Championship begins on Wednesday, April 27. At 10 a.m. MST, No. 8 Nevada takes on No. 9 New Mexico, followed by No. 6 Wyoming and No. 11 Utah State at 1 p.m. MST. The quarterfinals have held on April 28. After that, the top-seeded Fresno State will meet the winner of Nos. 8 Nevada and 9 New Mexico, while UNLV will face Nos. To determine the No. 2 Colorado State will face No. 7 Boise State and No. 10 San José State at 2 p.m. On Friday, April 29, the winners of each round will face off in the semifinals. Also, there will be two contests, one at 10 a.m., and the other at 2.
Lastly, on Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. MST. The 2022 Women’s Tennis Champion automatically qualifies for the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament.
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