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Riding The Wave: Women's Tennis To Play In Malibu At ITA Kickoff

June 7, 2018

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV women’s tennis team will return to the annual ITA Kickoff Weekend event next season and will face No. 13-ranked Pepperdine after Thursday’s national draft determined the site lineups.

On Jan. 26, 2019, the Rebels will face the top-seeded host Waves at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center while No. 2 seed and 28th-ranked Oregon will take on third-seeded and 58th-ranked Denver in Malibu, California. The winners of each match will play each other the following day, as will the losing teams.

UNLV, which finished this season 16-6 overall after winning the Mountain West regular-season championship, had its best showing at the event last January, nearly knocking off host Cal before upsetting No. 28 Mississippi State in Berkeley, California.

Kevin Cory, the winningest women’s tennis coach in school and MW history (316-151), will return for his 20th season leading the Rebel program in the fall. Defending conference player of the year Aiwen Zhu also is set to reclaim her spot atop UNLV’s singles and doubles lineups as a senior in 2018-19.



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