UNLV drops 4-3 heartbreaker to Utah State in Albuquerque.
Rebels honor a trio of seniors before their final home appearance.
Next up, Rebels host Hawai'i starting at 10 a.m.
Women's tennis will next host Duke on Thursday at 10 a.m.
UNLV rebounds to take second Saturday match.
UNLV: Expected to return to the starting lineup after turning in an outstanding rookie campaign ... Hails from the same city as new teammate Kamelia Dimitrova and former UNLV standouts Elena Gantcheva and Kristina Nedeltcheva ... Went 3-2 in singles and 5-1 in doubles during fall play ... Playing with Paola Artiga, won the Flight 3 doubles title at September's UNLV Fall Invite ... Named Academic All-Mountain West.
2013: Finished fourth on the team with 22 singles victories as the team's only freshman ... Her 16-8 dual record at positions 4-6 included going 5-2 in conference play ... Helped her team win the MW Tournament title by downing Michela Casanova of San Diego State, 6-3, 7-5, in the championship match on April 28 ... Also helped UNLV upset No. 27 Tulsa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by downing Carol Benito, 6-3, 6-2, on May 10 ... Posted a 14-18 overall doubles mark that included a 4-8 record at the No. 3 spot with Ella Bourchier ... Finished 5-2 in both singles and in doubles during fall tournament play ... Won the Flight 3 singles title in her first collegiate tournament, the UNLV Fall Invitational, in September ... Reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the ITA Mountain Regional in November, going 3-1 with Aleksandra Josifoska.
HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS: A graduate of General Vladimir Stoychev Sports School in Sofia ... Ranked fifth in Bulgaria in 2012 and third in 18-and-under division in 2010.
PERSONAL: Iren Tsvetanova Kotseva was born on June 2, 1993 ... The daughter of Tsvetan Kotsev and Lyudmila Kotseva ... Has a younger sister, Raya ... Favorite tennis players are Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic ... Majoring in journalism & media studies.
Kotseva's Collegiate Record SINGLES Year Tour. Dual (MW) Total 2012-13 6-3 16-8 5-2 22-11